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Packet Core: A Key Component to IoT/MTC Profitability
Date / Time: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Vinai Sirkay, VP Business Development, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

David Nowoswiat, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Nokia

With the Internet of Things (IoT) including massive Machine Type Communications (MTC), the continued growth of mobile broadband and 5G on the horizon, packet core will be required to connect to a greater variety of devices and deliver a broader range of services over wireless and fixed access.

These market and competitive factors place communication service providers (CSPs) at an inflection point from their overall business with regards to their mobile networks and operations. This in particular will drive an evolution in the packet core and next-generation mobile core product, solutions, operations and architectures.

In this webinar, we will discuss packet core/next-generation mobile core considerations in support of IoT/massive MTC and mobile broadband, and we'll show a path to 5G. It will highlight areas that CSPs need to consider, along with the cloud native concepts that need to be employed if CSPs are to profit from these opportunities.


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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Vinai Sirkay, VP Business Development, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia
Prior to his current role, Vinai Sirkay was the CEO of Citra Systems, a startup focused on mobile carrier/operators solutions. He has also served on the board of directors and advisory boards of numerous private high tech companies. Formerly, he was Vice President of Business Development at Ruckus Wireless and GM of the Optical BU at Ericsson. He came to Ericsson through the $2.1 billion acquisition of Redback Networks. Vinai brings expertise from executive management and technical positions at Reliance, Vivace (acquired by Tellabs), Sentient (acquired by Cisco), Cplane, FORE Systems(acquired by Marconi), Sprint Corp and SRI International.

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David Nowoswiat, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Nokia
David Nowoswiat has more than 25 years of telecom industry experience in both wireless and wireline technologies. He is currently in Nokia's IP and Optical Business Group supporting Cloud Packet Core Marketing.

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