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A proactive approach for validating fiber-dense 5G networks
Date / Time: Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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5G fronthaul mandates higher data bandwidth than 4G access networks, which invariably requires the use of additional fiber optic links to support these higher throughputs. In addition to more fiber links, existing fiber infrastructure must also be leveraged as a critical path to 5G. As such, aging fiber networks need to support a mix of optical technologies, such as PON and DWDM. Meanwhile, networks are becoming denser to accommodate increasing cellular traffic and provide the improved coverage that 5G demands. These are some of the factors contributing to the vast number of small cell deployments—which in turn will require lots more fiber in more places.

In this webinar, we will present strategies for accelerating 5G fiber rollouts, including how to ensure existing fiber will support 5G to deliver top-notch quality of service (QoS), all while maximizing ROI.

Key topics include:

  • Retrospective: challenges of early 5G rollouts
  • Fiber testing strategies to ensure high quality of service
  • Best practices for accelerating future 5G fiber rollouts.

Speaker:
Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio Romain Tursi, Product Line Manager, EXFO | bio
 

Sterling has more than 20 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport and 5G transport. He also authors Heavy Reading’s Metro Optical Networking Market Tracker and Core Optical Transport 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. In addition to chairing and moderating many Light Reading events, Sterling is a NGON & DCI World Advisory Board member and past member of OFC’s N5 Market Watch Committee. Sterling is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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Romain Tursi is a Product Line Manager for EXFO's Physical Layer Business Unit. He has been in the test & measurement industry for over 10 years, helping operators and contractors with best practices for efficient fiber deployment and reliable optical networks. Romain has a background in business development and international sales support. He holds a MBA, International Management from Laval University and a Bachelor in Management Sciences from Aix-Marseille University.

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Eleonora Pradelli is working as Head of Automation and AI for Cloud and IT Service Operation in Business Area Managed Services. In her 23 years long career as IT professional she was working to start up new IT businesses and transform managed services contracts, implementing automation everywhere and leveraging the power of AI across operators on all continents.

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As part of the Omdia service provider transformation team, Adaora Okeleke covers the service provider operations and information technology service with a specific interest in intelligent operations and the customer experience. Adaora researches artificial intelligence (AI), automation, analytics, and big data for telco networks and supporting operations.

Adaora produced a series on using AI to improve network operations, as well as a decision matrix on network analytics tools used by telcos. Before joining Omdia in 2013, was an RF planning and optimization engineer for Motorola and as a quality assurance officer for the software company Socketworks. Adaora holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master of Science from Imperial College London.

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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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