Monetize 5G Transformation Today, with Analytics!
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
sponsored by
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading

Prasanna Vijayakumar, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Ribbon Communications

Waiting to build-out your 5G network and capitalize on new 5G opportunities, such as Massive IoT, Smart City and Connected Cars? Since 4G handles today’s growing subscribers, devices and traffic, many operators are leveraging data analytics use cases to transform end-to-end customer experience. As 4G & 5G technologies coexist, we will explore how operators can monetize data analytics today, and seamlessly evolve into supporting the use cases of tomorrow.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • "Operations, Security, & Monetization" specific use cases in today’s network
  • New role of analytics in this evolution
  • 5G use cases & security threats


Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.

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Prasanna Vijayakumar, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Ribbon Communications
Prasanna Vijayakumar works as a Senior Manager Solutions Marketing for Analytics portfolio at Ribbon Communications, a leading provider of secure and intelligent cloud communications solutions. Prasanna has over 13 years of experience in solutions marketing and product management roles, working for leading communications solution providers and vendors across the world. At Ribbon Communications, Prasanna is responsible for product marketing, sales enablement strategies and market development for Ribbon’s analytics, mobile & fixed solutions, and services & support portfolio. Prior to Ribbon Communications, Prasanna held product management and account management roles across South Asia and Asia Pacific region, working in IMS, IP Telephony, SBC and UC focused technology domains.

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Glenn Calafati, Global Marketing Director, Ciena
Glenn Calafati has responsibility for business development within the content industries segment. In this role, he consults with cable operators and media companies on next-generation technologies and service development. Prior to joining Ciena, he was Vice President of Product Development and Technology at Sidera Networks and held similar technology roles at the data center operator Telx and Cablevison's Lightpath division. As Chief Engineer at Cablevision, Glenn led the network planning and architecture defining Ethernet Service delivery architectures for voice, video and enterprise data services across core, distribution and access layers. He started his career with Verizon where he held several technology roles in operations.

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