New Best Practices for Metro Networks in the 5G Era
Date / Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
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Global 5G connections will surpass one billion this year and one of the biggest shifts we expect is with Metro Networks, where architectures will need to evolve to support new revenue generating or cost saving technologies such as Edge Computing and Cloudification. Combining networking technology solutions and end-to-end network integration and professional services, Juniper and NEC have been partnering for many years to help operators transform their networks. Learn how both companies are currently partnering to offer a joint turn-key solution that provides operators with a smooth migration path from their existing traditional metro architectures to a new type of metro architecture, called Cloud Metro, which is scalable, agile, lowers TCO and is optimized for sustainable business growth.

This webinar will explore the new paradigm shift of Metro Networks and the global system integrator’s role in the 5G era with a case study of one operator’s Metro Network transformation. The webinar will also answer the following questions:

  • What factors are driving this paradigm-shift of Metro Networks and how do operators need to prepare?
  • What does the new Metro Network look like and how do automation and AI capabilities reduce OpEx and outages in the field?
  • What is the role of the global system integrator in the 5G era to support network transformation?
  • What are best practices for operators who want to take the path to “unlock their network for the 5G era” by making a global system integrator one of their strategic business partners?
  • What are the learnings from a real operator’s Metro Network transformation?

Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio Tim Pennell, Sr. Director, Product Management, Juniper | bio
Santiago Martinez, Head of Solution Engineering - EMEA 5G transport network CoE, NEC | 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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Tim is a part of Juniper’s Automated WAN Solutions Product Line Management team with responsibility for Juniper’s ACX product portfolio. He is a veteran with 20+ years of experience in product development in the communications industry.

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Santi is part of NEC EMEA Center of Excellence, working with the engineering and professional services team to deliver multi-vendor and multi-domain network solutions. He is a veteran with 20+ years of experience in the communications industry. Santi is an active member of the FreeBSD community.

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Moran leads the Optics PLM team at Juniper, with responsibility for the optical solutions across all Juniper’s product lines. Before joining Juniper, Moran held several leadership positions in Product Management and Engineering at several Networking companies, most recently, managing the long-haul PLM team at Infinera with focus on the CSP and ICP segments. He has more than 20 years of experience in the Communication industry in large companies as well as startups. Moran holds an MSc. In Electrical Engineering with specialization in photonics.

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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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