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Gigabit++ With Wired & Wireless Convergence
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
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Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Rajesh Gangadhar, Head of Wireless Broadband Converged Platforms – Sterlite Technologies

With the proliferation of 4G LTE across the globe and evolution of WiFi standards to support Gigabit connectivity in building (home, enterprise, high-density venues, etc.), there has been a steady rise in data consumption at the network's edge. This demand for high bandwidth on the radio access has led to growing demand for high-bandwidth backhaul connectivity. The natural choice for backhaul connectivity has been fiber, and networks across the world are extending fiber reach to as close to the network edge as possible. But can a converged infrastructure or fiber++ bring better value to the end consumer and make case for a better economics? In the recent past, 5G and particularly the 5GNR standard, has generated renewed interest in fixed wireless access, with the focus primarily on offering broadband connectivity to homes.

However, fixed wireless can offer more than just wireless broadband connectivity to homes. We see a world of technological convergence where several FWA technologies – 802.11 standard based, LTE, 5GNR, FSO, LiFi and SATCOM will co-exist, collaborate, cohabitate alongside. Join us for this exciting webinar to learn more about:

  • How FWA can be a profitable growth opportunity to enable the "Networks of Tomorrow"
  • Convergence of wired and wireless infrastructure to bring Gigabit connectivity to the edge
  • Various use cases that can leverage fixed wireless for 'last mile' connectivity, its pros and cons, cost considerations, etc.



 

Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, 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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Rajesh Gangadhar, Head of Wireless Broadband Converged Platforms – Sterlite Technologies
With over 20 years of experience in the wireless industry, Rajesh is an industry leader in radio access technology transformation cycles across wireless technologies – GSM, CDMA, WiMAX,LTE, Carrier Class WiFi, and now 5G. In his current role at Sterlite Tech, a data network solutions company, Rajesh drives disruptive wireless technologies for last-mile connectivity, extending gigabit speed and capacity beyond fibre and convergence of wired and wireless technologies.

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Charlie Arteaga, Leader, IBM GTS Industry Services
Charlie Arteaga is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Leader of the IBM GTS (Global Technology Services) Industry Services for Telecom Service providers. Charlie has an M.S. Degree in Information Technology and is certified as an Open Group Distinguished Network Architect. With over thirty-five years of experience in designing, and deploying data communication network solutions, Charlie has helped many customers over the last three decades with developing complex data network solutions for service providers, smarter cities, banking, and smart grid and smart metering applications among others. In his current role, Charlie leads the infrastructure solutions and offerings globally for communication service providers.

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Steven Teitzel, Global Solution Executive, Network & OSS Transformation, IBM
Steven Teitzel is responsible for the strategy and business development for IBM cloud-based networking with NFV/SDN, OSS and security enabling network and OSS transformations. He applies cognitive analytics, cloud, assurance and agile DevOps to build IBM cloud-based networking for the service provider network operations and infrastructure to take out cost and drive monetization of the network. Steven has been with IBM for 35 years as a solution executive, a managing principal, principal, consultant and architect within IBM Sales and Global Services for IT Strategy, Networking and Service Management.

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