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Insights from the Field: Speeding Small Cell Deployment
Date / Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:00 AM New York / 3:00 PM London
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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Jean S. Jones, Director of Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Aaron Partouche, Strategy and Business Development Director, Colt

Mark Reudink, Director of Product Management and Development, Crown Castle

Operators know that small cells are the best way to deliver coverage and capacity both indoor and outdoor, but many face deployment barriers. These barriers include regulatory approvals, cost effective leasing agreements, access to sites with power and backhaul facilities, and large-scale trained installation workforces. Join this webinar to gain real-world insights on how specialized, trained partners are able to dramatically speed the deployment time – by 30-40%. Benefit from Alcatel-Lucent’s and our certified partner expertise and knowledge on how to remove these barriers and get small cells deployed on a mass scale.

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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading
Gabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting.

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Jean S. Jones, Director of Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Jean S. Jones is Director of Wireless Marketing for Alcatel-Lucent. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Jean is responsible for enterprise small cell product marketing, and small cell deployment services, where she drove Alcatel-Lucent’s Small Cell Forum award for small cell innovation in 2014. Jean also led the introduction of LTE and mobile backhaul solutions marketing, helping to achieve market recognition as an industry leader. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Jean held positions as Director of Product Marketing for Tenor Networks, a top-funded startup in Massachusetts. Jean also served as Senior Marketing Manager at Bay Networks/Wellfleet, later acquired by Nortel Networks where she helped to drive some of the first IP-VPN managed service deployments with major service providers.

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Aaron Partouche, Strategy and Business Development Director, Colt
As part of the Business Development and Strategy team focused on developing the medium- and long-term strategic vision and roadmap for Colt, Aaron is leading the development and delivery of strategic plans for Small Cells and Smart City backhaul. He is in charge of strategic alliance and partnership with metropolitan stakeholders and wireless technology providers to move toward the connected city concept.

Aaron has a solid track record within the telecom industry with more than 12 years' experience working in standard/R&D, network Eengineering, system innovation, pre-sales and business development all over the world.

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Mark Reudink, Director of Product Management and Development, Crown Castle
Mark Reudink is currently Director of Product Management and Development at Crown Castle. Mark is responsible for business initiatives, evaluating emerging technologies and creating awareness and bringing to market Crown Castle’s Small Cell Solutions. Prior to his current position, he was responsible for RF design and integration and DAS network monitoring at Crown Castle. Prior to joining Crown Castle, Mark held leadership roles in engineering and operations with major service providers. During his time at Polaris Wireless, Mark successfully built a scalable operations organization by creating consistent processes, procedures and establishing relationships with third-party vendors. In his role at AT&T Wireless, Mark was responsible for UMTS acceptance testing leading up the launch of the first 3G network in North America. At Metawave Communications, Mark developed the initial Smart Antenna algorithms and led multiple customer demonstrations and acceptance tests.

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