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From Cloud to RAN to Core: Opening, Orchestrating & Automating a Next-Gen 5G Network
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Overview:
 
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The world is moving full steam ahead toward 5G in pursuit of new experiences, services and business models. For operators to capitalize on 5G they will need to be able to deploy a network capable of adapting to the diverse needs of a new breed of services.

To gain this agility, operators are making the move to open architectures that foster innovation, accelerate service delivery and significantly reduce costs. As 5G services begin to be deployed, the need for advanced automation capabilities across these new, virtualized networks will be critical.

To address this need, some of the world’s most innovative operators have implemented advanced solutions that provide end-to-end automation of an Open RAN 5G solution, while offering zero-touch provisioning and orchestration across tens of thousands of cell sites.

The result is a truly open solution that produces savings across several areas and significantly accelerates the time-to-market of new service offerings. By embracing the latest, cloud-native, open solutions these innovative operators are providing a shining example of the potential of the next generation mobile network.

In this session you will learn:

  • How open and automated networks are spurring service delivery innovation for 5G
  • Lessons learned from operator adoption of Open RAN for 5G
  • How automation and orchestration are playing a role in new 5G deployments
  • How vendors are enabling a Telco Cloud architecture for new 5G networks

Speakers
Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Fernando Cerioni, VP of Product Management, Robin.io | bio
Anil Bhandari, Vice President of Product Management, Altiostar | bio
 

Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in IT & Telecom with notable companies, including Cisco Systems, Starent Networks, Motorola, Affirmed Networks and Parallel Wireless, being exposed to both VC-backed startups as well as established big companies. Throughout his career Fernando held Product Strategy, Product Management, Business Development and Marketing roles for Broadband Access, Voice over IP, Mobile Networks Core and RAN / OpenRAN. He worked with global Tier 1 carriers on their network strategies and deployments. Fernando has an MBA from Babson College and MSEE from ITBA Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Anil Bhandari is Vice President of Product Management at Altiostar, leading product strategy for the company. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications market both from the telecom operator and infrastructure vendor perspective.

Anil was previously with Cisco, leading the Mobility Architecture team for the South Asia region. In this role, Anil was responsible for leading large-scale network modernization in packet core platforms and establishing Wi-Fi as a carrier-grade radio solution for operators.

Prior to Cisco, Anil held various leadership roles at Motorola Solutions in sales and services responsible for the network infrastructure business.

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Francois is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Red Hat’s Telco Technology Office and collaborates with telecom service providers and partners across EMEA. Passionate about security, Francois leads the NFV security domain and is the Red Hat’s technical interface to the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI). Before Red Hat, he spent more than 15 years contributing to network evolution especially towards cloud platforms.

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