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Real-World Deployment of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in 4G Networks
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Phil Lamoureux, Mobile Network Architect, Juniper Networks

Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) places compute and storage resources in the 4G radio access network (RAN) to improve the delivery of content and applications to end users. The technology enables operators to better adapt traffic to the prevailing radio conditions, optimize service quality and improve network efficiency.

This webinar will discuss the benefits of edge computing in mobile networks and investigate the use cases that are commercially attractive in the short term. It will provide an overview of the MEC architecture and deployment options, and will address the strategic role of MEC in evolved 4G and 5G networks over the longer term.



 

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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Phil Lamoureux, Mobile Network Architect, Juniper Networks
Phil Lamoureux is currently a Mobility Network Architect at Juniper Networks. In this role he connects global mobile industry customer needs and trends to Juniper products and strategy. He leads Juniper’s Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) standardization activities.

Phil has over 20 years of experience in Mobility network architecture and radio technology including CDMA, EVDO, GSM and LTE Radio Access Networks. He has extensive experience with small cell and CRAN network architectures. His expertise includes mobile backhaul, microwave systems, network timing, system reliability/availability, network management, performance data collection and analytics. A particular area of interest is Public Safety applications of LTE.

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