Telco Cloud: Drive Innovation, Success, and Profitability in the 5G Era
Date / Time: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Sponsored By

James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading

Misbah Mahmoodi, Director, Product Marketing, VMware

Tony Banuelos, Product Line Manager, VeloCloud

Digital transformation is the new imperative. CSPs worldwide are on a journey to cloudify their networks by leveraging software-defined platforms that provide agility and efficiency, streamline operations, expand revenue opportunities, and support advanced technologies like 5G and network functions virtualization (NFV).

This webinar will discuss new service opportunities enabled by VMware’s Telco Cloud and provide guidance on the operational enhancements that service providers must take in order to implement a cloud-based service model and manage the complexity of multi-cloud environments. Our panelists will walk you through their vision for a modern and unified Telco Cloud to support your network transformation. In addition, you will learn how to:

  • Build out the next generation core network to support technologies like 5G
  • Deliver new services, such as SD-WAN, faster with a lower TCO
  • Simplify and automate network monitoring to enhance agility and reduce MTTR
  • Future proof your operations and business model


James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
James leads Heavy Reading's OSS/BSS research service. He examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service and infrastructure management. James's areas of focus include BSS, OSS, SDP, policy management, revenue assurance, service assurance, analytics and business intelligence. He is particularly interested in the impact of SDN and NFV on operator's IT systems.

Prior to joining Heavy Reading, James worked for more than 15 years as an analyst covering technology and telecom companies for various investment banks and industry research firms. He previously worked as a management consultant in industry.

James holds a BSc and MEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, England.

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Misbah Mahmoodi, Director, Product Marketing, VMware
Misbah Mahmoodi is responsible for VMware's positioning and messaging targeting the telco market. Prior to this role, he was at F5 Networks providing marketing strategy for F5's Service Provider portfolio, including NFV, security and core networking. Prior to F5, Misbah worked at du, a leading telecom operator in Dubai, in various product marketing and product management roles, and at Sonus Networks in product management.

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Tony Banuelo, Product Line Manager, VeloCloud
Tony Banuelos is a Product Line Manager at VeloCloud (now part of VMware) focusing on SD-WAN solutions. Tony brings 10+ years of technical product leadership in SD-WAN networking, Cloud Networking, IaaS, Unified Communications, virtualization and marketing.

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