Date / Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
sponsored by
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading Hannes Ekström, Head of Product Line 5G RAN, Ericsson Folke Anger, Solution Line Head Packet Core, Ericsson

5G is happening faster than 4G, and is being deployed in a totally different way to previous mobile generations. For the first time, operators have a faster way to deploy nationwide 5G coverage, increase bit rates, and evolve to 5G standalone, efficiently leveraging existing mobile infrastructure. The new approach offers tremendous value for consumers and enterprises in terms of coverage, performance and low-latency use cases.

Ongoing nationwide 5G deployments are the foundation for a smooth 5G standalone introduction. In this webinar we will share experiences from 5G live networks in South Korea, the US and Europe, and the latest trials of 5GC.

Key topics include:

  • Reuse of spectrum, sites and mobile infrastructure
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing, 5GC and Orchestration
  • Migration to 5G standalone
  • Cloud NFVi platform
  • Breaking the energy curve


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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Hannes Ekström, Head of Product Line 5G RAN, Ericsson
Hannes Ekström leads the Product Line 5G Radio Access Network at Ericsson. In this capacity, he is responsible for the P&L and life-cycle of Ericsson’s global 5G RAN product.

Hannes has a broad experience from the mobile industry, having worked in diverse roles in Ericsson during the past 20 years. The main focus in his past roles have has been on products, having spent time in research, development and product management. However, he has also held various positions in local sales in countries such as South Korea and Russia. In his previous role, he was Key Account Manager for MTS, Russia’s largest mobile operator.

He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Royal InsitituteInstitute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Folke Anger, Solution Line Head Packet Core, Ericsson
Folke is the head of Solution Line Packet Core within Business Area Digital Services. Ericsson Digital Services provides solutions that realize our customers’ digital transformation including software and services in the areas of monetization and management systems (OSS/BSS), telecom core (packet core and communication services), and cloud & NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) infrastructure.

Before taking on his current role, Folke has been Head of Solution Line Unified Data Management & Policy, Head of Solution Line Network Management and Head of Product Management Group for RNC, BSC and RAN transport. Folke has also been the Ericsson CTO in the Global Customer Unit Vodafone and in the Multi Country Account SingTel.

Folke is a successful senior Telecom & IT executive with +20 years of experience in general management and international business.

He is born in Sweden, 1973, and holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Peter Linder, 5G Marketing, Ericsson
Peter Linder is responsible for 5G Marketing for Ericsson in North America. A professional speaker dedicated to make you see 5G with 2020 vision.

His extensive career at Ericsson covers fixed and mobile broadband networking, global and US markets combined with innovation at the intersection of technology and business disruptions. Peter graduated with a double degree from Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden, in Electrical Engineering and International Business Management. He is passionate about learning and is fluent in three languages. A passionate traveler, he has visited 202 airports so far in life. He is fascinated by the engineered insanity delivered by Formula 1. Dallas, Texas, is his home base.

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