A 5G Transport Inflection Point: What’s Next?
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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5G hit more than one billion subscribers globally in 2022, making it the most successful generation in mobile history. But the evolution of 5G, and the transport network that must support 5G, is far from complete. Massive rollouts of 5G services based on new midband spectrum, migration from non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA) 5G cores, virtualization of the RAN, edge cloud deployments for low latency, and 3GPP Release 18 (5G-Advanced) will drive significant change in both the RAN and the transport network.

In this timely webinar, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ericsson, Fujitsu, and Nokia to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2023 global 5G Transport operator survey exploring transport network considerations and requirements to meet the challenges of the next phase of 5G services.

Topics addressed will include:

  • Capacity expectations for 5G fronthaul, midhaul, and backhaul
  • How 5G-Advanced and stand alone 5G cores impact transport decisions
  • Expectations for white box deployments in various network segments
  • Addressing challenges in centralized RAN and cloud/virtualized RAN deployments
  • Requirements for microwave transport supporting 5G
  • Transport as a crucial component in end-to-end network slicing

Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bio Paul Meyers, Senior Product Manager - IP Division, Nokia | bio
Shane McClelland, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Ericsson | bio Joseph Mocerino, Principal Solution Architect, Fujitsu | 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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Paul Meyers is Senior Product Manager within Nokia's (and previously Alcatel and Alcatel-Lucent's) IP Division since 2005. Before joining this team, he was active within Alcatel for several years (starting from 1994) as Supply Chain project engineer looking into advanced planning systems and reverse logistics and from 2000 on as Marketing Manager and Business Consultant for data products (ATM & IP).

Paul holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louvain (KUL) and a Masters degree in Economics.

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Shane is responsible for sales support and business development for emerging RAN solutions consisting of radio access network (RAN) transport products for microwave and fiber-based mobile backhaul, fronthaul, routers, indoor RAN distributed radio systems, and RAN site solutions. Shane is part of the Networks Domain which develops and delivers innovative & profitable network solutions for Ericsson's North American customers.

Prior to his current role, Shane served as Vice President, Head of Product Line IP Edge Routers and Partner Alliances. In this role, he was responsible for developing global business strategy, linking strategy to product portfolio planning, product development, and ensuring organizational execution for profitable business growth. Prior to Ericsson, Shane served in a variety of technical, sales and marketing roles at Marconi and FORE Systems.

Shane attended the University of Denver where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and was subsequently assigned to the Air Force Communications Command as a Communications/Computer Systems Engineer. Shane received his MBA from Southern Illinois University and attended Executive Education programs at Harvard University.

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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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