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Edge Computing in Carrier-Grade Networks
Date / Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Advantech Networks & Communications Group

Jean-Paul Smets, Founder, Nexedi

Jeremy Tastet, Co-founder, AW2S

Change is coming to computing and networking architectures. While the centralized cloud – today’s dominant paradigm – will remain vital to efficiently store and process information, as demand for real-time processing and low-latency connectivity increases, edge computing will become progressively more important.

This webinar explores the opportunities and challenges in Edge & Fog Computing with an emphasis on virtual RAN and open source initiatives.

It will take a look at the critical role that service providers play at the edge due to their unique ability to deploy edge computing infrastructure that is close to the user and tightly integrated with the transport and access network.

It discusses the lead use cases for distributed cloud and the hardware requirements in edge data centers.

 

Gabriel Brown, Principal 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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Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Advantech Networks & Communications Group
Paul is Marketing Director for Advantech’s Networks & Communications Group. Paul has focused on technology marketing roles since he joined Advantech in 2002. Prior to that he was European Marketing Manager at Motorola where he managed partner initiatives and helped evangelize new technology introductions. He is actively focused on helping build out Advantech’s NFV ecosystem. He studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the UK.

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Jean-Paul Smets, Founder, Nexedi

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Jeremy Tastet, Co-founder, AW2S

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