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Meeting the 5G XHaul Challenge
Date / Time: Friday, April 26, 2019, 10:00 am New York / 3:00 pm London
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Speakers
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Reza Vaez-Ghaemi, Senior Manager Product Line Development, VIAVI

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

Hemant Malik, Global Head of Product Line 5G Transport, Ericsson

Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks

Enhanced mobile broadband, massive machine-type communications, and ultra-reliable and ultra-low latency communications are the primary use cases that define 5G. While most of the industry focuses on 5G NR, the transport network has a critical role to play in 5G by providing the fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul infrastructure – collectively known as “xhaul” – that will enable these new use cases and applications economically and at scale.

In this special, multi-sponsored Light Reading webinar, top 5G experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper, and VIAVI Solutions will discuss exactly what operators need to do to architect, build/upgrade, and maintain their xhaul transport networks to support massive 5G deployments -- including the roles of fiber, DWDM, microwave, switching/routing, and network testing.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Operator bandwidth requirements in fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul segments and the impacts on the transport network
  • Why and how should operators implement network slicing in their transport networks?
  • Transport and synchronization SLAs and network testing methods
  • WDM-based fronthaul versus Ethernet-based fronthaul
  • The impact of open operation in the RAN via the ORAN Alliance

 

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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Reza Vaez-Ghaemi, Senior Manager Product Line Development, VIAVI
 

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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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Hemant Malik, Global Head of Product Line 5G Transport, Ericsson
A business leader with more than 21 years of experience, Hemant is also a Domain Expert in Telecom Architectures for backhaul, transport, services core, content distribution and Telco Cloud.

Hemant has a 360 degrees industry experience having worked with multiple Tier 1 carriers and technology OEMs over the last 21 years.

Hemant carries a deep understanding of technology and business having held various leadership positions in Network Strategy, Product Management, Systems Engineering, Network Planning and Business Development.

A telecommunication engineer at heart with a specialization in Financial Management, Hemant has attended several premier institutions such as Symbiosis and The London Business School.

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Amit Bhardwaj, Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks
Amit is Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks responsible for Metro Services & products. Amit has a variety of experience in Product managing portfolio in Core routing, Access/Aggregation, Packet Optical, Optical and SDN space at Juniper Networks and previously at Cisco. Amit has an MBA from Haas school of business, UC Berkeley and a B.E in Computer Science from PEC Chandigarh.

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