Is Today’s 5G MEC Delivering on the Low-Latency Hype?
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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With operators around the world launching 5G MEC services, the question on everyone’s mind is “how low is the latency?” But really that’s just one of the questions we should be asking. We need to know what use cases will drive early adoption of MEC and whether 5G MEC latency is low enough for those use cases. Join latency experts Darius Singh, Principal Consultant at STL Partners, Stephen Douglas, Head of Market Strategy at Spirent, and Rich McNally, Sr. Director of Mobile Service Strategy at Spirent as they shed light on these critical questions with real-world measurements of 5G MEC and public cloud latency, and insightful analysis of the latency needs of emerging use cases.

This webinar will discuss the following topics:

  • The use cases expected to drive early adoption of MEC services
  • What latency levels end users are demanding by use case and how that demand will be monetized
  • The latency of initial 5G MEC services and how it compares to public cloud latency based on measurements in the US, UK and Japan
  • How Edge latency performance can be optimized and SLAs managed

Terry Sweeny, Contributing Editor, Light Reading | bio Darius Singh, Principal Consultant, STL Partners | bio
Stephen Douglas, Head, Marketing Strategy, Spirent | bio Rich McNally, Senior Director, Mobile Service Strategy, Spirent | bio

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Darius is a Principal Consultant at STL Partners, leading work across STL Partners’ core areas of business, including 5G, edge computing, and private networking. His aim is to understand how these technologies can support the telecoms industry in driving growth in the enterprise space.

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Stephen works for Spirent’s strategy organization helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies. Currently Stephen leads Spirent’s strategic initiatives for 5G and future networks. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with service providers, network equipment manufacturers and start-ups, helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos which prevent innovation and business success.

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Rich McNally is Senior Director of Mobile Service Strategy at Spirent. In this role, Rich has worldwide responsibility for Spirent’s Fit4Launch business including programs for mobile network benchmarking, device launch assessment and 5G service validation/optimization at global operators and device manufacturers. Prior to joining Spirent, Rich held senior sales, product and engineering roles at Metrico Wireless, Actix and Comsearch. Rich graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering.

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For the past eleven years, Jason Morris has been involved in industries at the forefront of technology. As a marketing manager for Corning Optical Communications, Jason is responsible for marketing strategy that includes being the subject matter expert on Corning products and industry standards.

Jason has a Bachelor of Geography, GIS specialization from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been a member of SCTE since 2014.

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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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