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CloudRAN & the Future-Oriented Mobile Network Architecture
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Dongfei Zhou, Vice President, Business SRAN & Site Marketing Director, Huawei

The radio access network (RAN) is the critical asset that underpins the world’s largest technology platform – mobile communications. As service providers seek greater performance and leaner operating models, CloudRAN is emerging as critical to the new wireless network architecture.

This webinar investigates state-of-the-art commercial CloudRAN technology and looks ahead to the new architectures, and new deployment models, that will drive ongoing performance improvement in 4G LTE and 5G NR. It will discuss key challenges operators face (coordination, transmission, synchronization, etc.) and illustrate potential solutions.


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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Dongfei Zhou, SRAN & Site Marketing Director, Huawei

  • Over 16 years’ experience in the telecom industry
  • Five years’ R&D experience in wireless products
  • Five years’ experience in global wireless solutions sales
  • Six years’ experience in wireless products marketing support

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Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise, Ovum
Mike Sapien is responsible for Ovum's US enterprise practice. Based in southern California, he is focused on North American and global enterprise telecom markets and related trends, including WAN; managed services including security and advanced voice; video and data services aimed at global MNC, large enterprise customers. His focus areas include data center services, emerging cloud and hosted services, enterprise mobility services and related product development, market launches and channel programs. His recent work includes research into SIP trunking, UC, Cloud-Network integration, Hybrid WAN, SDN/NFV impact, data analytics, data center services, telco healthcare solutions and managed security. Mike has more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms and Internet services industry, including executive positions at large carriers, CLEC and a data center provider. Before joining Ovum, he was a consultant advising carriers, vendors and enterprise customers on business development, marketing and go-to-market strategies.

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