Transport Technologies & Testing Strategies for 5G Deployment
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
sponsored by
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Reza Vaez-Ghaemi, PhD, Senior Manager, Product Line Management, VIAVI Solutions

Kashif Hussain, Director, Solutions Marketing, VIAVI Solutions

Service providers pioneering 5G network rollouts are pushing the limits of transport networks and fiber infrastructure that was designed for earlier technologies. As high-bandwidth, low-latency applications such as IoT, connected cars and virtual presence become mainstream, operators will need strategies and tools to ensure that their front-, mid- and backhaul networks can stand up to the stringent new requirements 5G brings. Join Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin and VIAVI thought leaders Reza Vaez-Ghaemi and Kashif Hussain to discover key considerations for preparing and testing transport networks for 5G.

Key Topics Include:

  • 5G Ecosystem Requirements
  • Transport (Back-, mid- and fronthaul)
  • Testing for Transport Applications
  • Timing and Sync Technologies
  • Timing and Sync Testing


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, PhD, Senior Manager, Product Line Management, VIAVI Solutions
Reza is a Senior Manager for Product Line Management with VIAVI Solutions where he conducts research in emerging technologies and develops product roadmaps for Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul and Optical Transport network test solutions. Reza has held positions in research, engineering, marketing and management in the telecommunications industry in the United States and Germany. He received his BS, MS and PhD in electronics and electrical engineering from Technical University of Berlin (Germany).

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Kashif Hussain, Director, Solutions Marketing, VIAVI Solutions
Kashif is the Director of Solutions Marketing with VIAVI Solutions and has more than 20 years of experience in mobile networking and wireless technology. His expertise in RF, DAS, HetNets and LTE comes from developing, managing, supporting, marketing and consulting on major mobile communications projects.

His industry experience also includes various senior roles at MobileNet, Tektronix Communications, Ericsson and Nortel. Kashif has also authored patents for wireless products.

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Asaf Matatyaou, VP Solutions and Product Management, Harmonic
Asaf Matatyaou is Vice President of Solutions and Product Management for the Cable Access Business at Harmonic. In this role, Asaf is responsible for product management, strategy and solution architectures, including Harmonic’s virtual cable access solution, CableOS. Asaf has 20 years of experience as an engineer and executive in the cable industry, including roles where he led development of CMTS products and helped drive industry specifications. Asaf earned his BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

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