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5G Transport Networks - Operators' Priorities and Survey Results
Date / Time: Thursday, April 21, 2022, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Heavy Reading has just published its 5G Network Strategies Operator Survey 2022 results, which includes key findings related to 5G transport networks. As 5G deployment drivers evolve, the shift to advanced 5G services has big implications for the supporting transport network, including fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul – collectively called "xhaul."

This webinar will not only discuss the 2022 survey results, but what operators have been requesting and prioritizing when assessing 5G transport network solutions to support their 5G evolution and future-proof their investments.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Key 5G Transport takeaways from Heavy Reading’s 5G Network Strategies Operator Survey 2022
  • What leading mobile operators have been prioritizing when selecting 5G transport solutions
  • How network slicing support, scalability, openness, automation and other attributes are being taken into consideration in the design and planning of 5G transport networks
  • The potential of 5G transport solutions enabling broader 5G monetization

Speakers:
Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio Francisco Sant'Anna,Senior Advisor – 5G Solutions, Ciena | 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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Francisco Sant'Anna is an Electrical and Telecommunications Engineer with a Master's degree in Communication Systems. With over 20 years of experience in the Communication Services Provider industry, he has led various business, product, and engineering teams. He is currently responsible for 5G Solutions Marketing at Ciena.

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As Infinera’s Metro Marketing Director, Jon has responsibility for strategic and technical marketing for the company’s metro access and aggregation portfolio in applications such as 5G in mobile networks and DAA in cable networks.

Jon has spent over 25 years working in the telecoms industry and joined Infinera through the acquisition of Transmode in 2015, having joined Transmode in 2004. Prior to Transmode/Infinera Jon worked for Lucent Technologies and Sycamore Networks in a variety of engineering, sales and marketing roles. Jon is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

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Joe Mocerino is a principal solutions architect at Fujitsu. Joe oversees solutions strategy and technical marketing for the Fujitsu 1FINITY, Smart xHaul and Smart Optics portfolios. He has written numerous whitepapers and served in speaking roles for telco and MSO forums, currently focusing on Mobile xHaul Optimization and service delivery. Joe has a thirty year track record in product line management, marketing, business development, sales, engineering and manufacturing. Joe’s technology expertise includes Packet Optical Networking, CPRI/eCPRI Optical Fronthaul and Network Slicing. Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

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Andre Devillier is a Business Development Director for 5G Transport Solutions at Ericsson, based in Plano, Texas. In this role, Andre works with Ericsson’s many customers and partners on solutions for the evolving needs of their transport networks supporting their rapidly changing wireless infrastructure. Andre has been part of the telecommunications industry for 30 years, much of which has been with Ericsson in support of wireless and transport products and services. In his time at Ericsson, Andre has been responsible for sales and business development during the introduction of Ericsson’s microwave and IP portfolios in North America. Prior to Ericsson, Andre spent several years in developing and testing advanced intelligent network capabilities with Bellcore in Red Bank, New Jersey and U S WEST Advanced Technologies in Boulder, Colorado. He holds a Masters of Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

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Rich Loveland is the Director of Product Line Management for Vecima’s Passive Optical Networking (PON) for fiber-to-the-premise products.

With more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Rich has held various marketing, product management, business development and engineering roles at Ciena, Ipitek, Pliant Systems Inc., Nortel Networks, Nokia (Formerly Alcatel-Lucent) and now Vecima Networks Inc.

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