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Is Your RAN Ready for 5G Mobility Migration?
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 12:00 p.m. / 5:00 p.m. London
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Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications

The next generation of mobile technology will place increasing demands on the efficiency, flexibility and scalability of the radio access network. Network operators need to plan and design their evolving architecture to accommodate 5G cloud applications and services. And, they must do it with an open mind to realize the optimum network performance while lowering TCO.

Join this webinar hosted by Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading and Joe Mocerino of Fujitsu to learn:

  • The benefits and challenges of migration from a distributed to a centralized RAN architecture
  • The protocol and physical layer options for fronthaul transport, including active, passive and dedicated dark fiber in CRAN architectures
  • The key elements in migrating from 4G centralized to 5G cloud RAN
  • The impact of virtualization on open RAN architectures

Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications
Joe Mocerino oversees solutions strategy and marketing for the Fujitsu 1FINITY, Smart xHaul Transport and FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Portfolio. He has written numerous whitepapers and served in speaking roles for telecom and CATV forums, currently focusing on Mobile xhaul Optimization and service delivery. He has a 30-year track record in product line management, marketing, business development, sales, engineering and manufacturing. Joe's technology expertise includes Packet ONP, OTN, CPRI, SONET/SDH/PDH, DSL, WAN/mesh networks, packet networking and CATV headend optics platforms.

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