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Cloud-Native Architectures Will Be Key to 5G NG Core
Date / Time: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 11:30 a.m. New York / 3:30 p,m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Georgios Gkellas, 5G PLM, Mobile Core, Nokia

Nick Cadwgan, Director IP Mobile Network Marketing, Nokia

The networking industry is pushing the pace of 5G development. Service providers, and other organizations in the enterprise and public sector, must then determine how best to support their current or planned mobile broadband and IoT/MTC services while providing a path to 5G. The evolution of today’s network core will be central to this transformation. In this webinar, Heavy Reading’s Gabriel Brown, along with representatives from Nokia, will discuss the proposed 5G NGC functional architectures being proposed in 3GPP standards. It will identify why a ‘cloud-native’ packet core architecture is a requirement not only for future 5G services, but for existing or planned 4G mobile broadband and IoT/MTC services as well.


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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Georgios Gkellas, 5G PLM, Mobile Core, Nokia
Georgios Gkellas started his professional career as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Bonn in Germany. He also has more than 17 years of experience in telecom and IT in various positions as a consultant, analyst, architect, account manager and in business development. Throughout his career, he has worked to help define and productize a range of industry leading technologies. Currently, Georgios holds the position of 5G PLM in Nokia's IP and Optical Networks (ION) Business Group (BG), tasked with 5G core standardization activities and facilitating the 5G strategy of Nokia's Packet Core.

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Nick Cadwgan, Director IP Mobile Network Marketing, Nokia
With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Nick Cadwgan has held senior architectural, product marketing & management, and business strategy roles focusing on broadband access, Carrier Ethernet, Carrier/IP Routing, optical transport and mobile networks with Motorola, Nortel Networks, Newbridge Networks and other privately funded companies. Nick brings a combination of marketing, technology and business management expertise to his current role at Nokia.

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