RAN & Transport Convergence for Virtualized 5G & Beyond
Date / Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

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

Kai Mao, Distinguished Strategic Solutions Planner, Fujitsu Network Communications

5G will enable many new use cases within many new markets. Fixed wireless access and enhanced mobile broadband are near term applications being deployed today. If a MNO architects their network to optimize for these early deployments, using traditional RAN and transport solutions, what happens when alternate configurations are required as other value add use cases mature? Building overlay networks to address these new applications is inefficient, not scalable and not cost effective. How does an operator develop a network that is scalable, flexible, fast to market and cost optimized to support the new diverse 5G use cases? In this webinar Fujitsu experts in Wireless and Transport will describe the convergence and virtualization of the RAN and Transport with multi-domain coordination to address this challenge.

Key topics include:

  • How to lower risk when deciding on the next generation network
  • Advantages of disaggregated RAN and transport
  • Benefits of control and user plane separation
  • Reducing cost and increasing flexibility with network virtualization
  • Flexibility and time-to-market advantages of multi-domain orchestration
  • Demonstrate how these solution elements combined, future-proof the network for future 5G uses cases


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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Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications Inc
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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Kai Mao, Distinguished Strategic Solutions Planner, Fujitsu Network Communications
Kai Mao is a Distinguished Strategic Solutions Planner at Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., where he is responsible for developing Fujitsu’s long-term 5G portfolio strategy. Prior to his current role, Kai held leadership positions in product marketing, product management and software engineering. Before joining Fujitsu, Kai was a Member of Scientific Staff at Bell Northern Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Western University in London, Ontario.

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