How to Evolve xHaul Networks for 5G
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12:00 p.m New York / 5:00 p.m.London
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As operators move toward mass-market 5G deployments, planning the next-generation transport network is front and center on their minds, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul networks – collectively called "Xhaul transport." Delivering the greatest combination of scale and efficiency is essential for success, but how should operators move forward? In this special multi-sponsored webinar, Heavy Reading will present the newest findings from the 2020 global 5G transport operator survey. Heavy Reading will be joined by leading 5G experts from Anritsu, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Infinera to discuss implications of the findings and trade insights gleaned from real-world activities and deployment experiences.

Topics addressed in the webinar will include:

  • Transport upgrade plans and deployment timelines to support mass-market 5G rollouts
  • Viability and requirements for the IEEE's Time Sensitive Networking for fronthaul standard
  • 5G requirements for network-based timing and synchronization
  • Operator views on the role of microwave for 5G transport
  • How network testing will evolve to support new 5G requirements
  • How packetizing fronthaul can facilitate convergence of wireline and RAN transport

Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio Tim Doiron, Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, Infinera | bio
Kevin Murphy, Technical Solutions Manager, Ericsson | bio Daniel Gonzalez, Business Development Manager, Anritsu | bio
Joe Mocerino, Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. | bio

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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Tim Doiron is Sr. Director, Solution Marketing at Infinera, where he focuses on innovative networking solutions that include coherent optical transmission, IP/MPLS routing, next-generation mobile transport, and broadband evolution with distributed access architecture (DAA) and edge computing. In this role, Tim leads the global marketing team responsible for go-to-market strategies and communications programs for Infinera’s Infinite Edge, Infinite Core and Intelligent Software Automation solutions. Built upon open, disaggregated, and programmable network innovation, these solutions enable network operators to enhance network capacity, visibility, intelligence, and automation to simplify operations and speed service velocity.

Tim brings more than 25 years of networking and telecommunications experience across business and technical organizations, including roles in marketing, product management, and engineering. Tim was most recently a Principal Analyst and Consultant at ACG Research, leading the firm’s Intelligent Networking practice. His work focused primarily in the areas of packet-optical networking, data center interconnect, broadband access, multi-layer software-defined networking, network orchestration, and mobile anyhaul. Tim has also served in executive and managerial roles at vendor and service provider companies, including Coriant, Tellabs, ARRIS, Cadant, Ericsson, and AT&T Mobility.

Tim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has authored numerous articles. He holds an MBA from Webster University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University. He also holds eight patents and is a member of IEEE and the Optical Society (OSA). He is an active member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Southern Illinois University, where he serves as an advisor to the department chair.

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Kevin Murphy was born in Dublin Ireland and completed an Engineering degree in Trinity College Dublin. After a brief stint in Radio and TV broadcasting, he moved to the Irish Telecom operator, now called Eircom. This is where he met with Ericsson who were deploying the first digital telephone network in Ireland. He later moved to Ericsson Stockholm, and from there to Toronto Canada, were he supported the roll out of first cellular systems in North America.

Kevin spent 10 years in Canada heading up the Technical Assistance Center in Montreal, before moving to Plano Texas in 1996.

He has had a wide variety of positions in wireless, optical transport and microwave Technical Sales Support, and Solution Development.

More recently Kevin has focused on RAN Transport Solutions, culminating in his most recent projects with 5G Fronthaul and Optical Transport for centralized RAN.

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As a Business Development Manager for Anritsu Company, Daniel is responsible for providing technical support to sales, marketing and customers in North & South America. Daniel holds a B. S. in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University, is a member of OIF (Optical Internetworking Forum) Networking and Operations Working Group (WG), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and Ethernet Alliance, and holds a Personal Certification for MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) Carrier Ethernet 2.0. He also has several of his articles published in Lightwave, ISE Magazine, Mission Critical and Pipeline publications.

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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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Clarke is Principal Architect of emerging technologies at Shaw Communications. In this role, he analyzes emerging technologies and works with senior executives to develop product strategy. Prior to Shaw, Clarke spent over a decade at CableLabs analyzing and developing new technologies for the cable television industry. He is a public speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a board member of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an international IoT standards organization. He has occasionally been a judge for the CES Innovation Awards. Clarke served on the board of directors of Universal Plug-n-Play Forum (UPnP), chaired the Technical Committee, and led the Internet of Things task force until UPnP was acquired by OCF. He currently chairs the developer tools group in OCF. He has also chaired various task forces related to video and television in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has developed key technologies for the delivery of IP video and other cable services through the web. In general, Clarke relishes developing connected services as they cross traditional product boundaries.

Over his career Clarke has worked in engineering, research, product management and strategy around digital media and communications at Shaw, CableLabs, MediaOne, SonicBlue and Qwest. He built the world’s largest subwoofer and holds over twenty issued patents (and dozens not yet issued). In his spare time, he designs and builds home recording studios, theaters and other custom home improvements. He holds MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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