1,500 Delegates participated to The 2016 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress at the World Forum in The Hague (Netherlands) last fall. The four-day event started with a Workshop Day, featuring content from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the European Workshop on Software-Defined Networks, and the ETSI NGP Next Generation Protocol Forum. The Congress focused on several familiar names in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) ecosystem who spoke at the event. In the several familiar names in the SDN, Peter Coppens, Head of Ethernet & IP Portfolio & Product Management at Colt was one of the speakers for Colt. The spokesperson did a great presentation on "Enabling affordable high bandwidth in the WAN network with SD-WAN." He explained that Colt is rolling out its software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) managed service to 13 countries across Europe, with more countries coming in 2017. Colt uses SD-WAN technology. For customer sites that are directly connected with Colt fiber, bandwidth already scales in a cost-efficient way.