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Why Time Matters: A Look at Precise Timing in Next-Gen 5G & Cable Networks.
Date / Time: Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 3:00 p.m. London
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Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Joe Neil, Strategic Marketing & Solutions Architect, Microsemi

Eric Colard, Director of Emerging Product Line Management, Microsemi

The rapid evolution of mobile and cable networks is creating challenges for operators. Next-generation service architectures – such as CRAN, vRAN, eCPRI, fronthaul, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD), and DOCSIS 3.1 – rely on precise timing to enable reliable high bandwidth services. Operators need flexible, resilient architectures that readily support this changing environment.

This webinar will discuss the importance and the challenges of key aspects of timing and synchronization that mobile and cable operators must consider. The speakers will also explore why a gateway clock capable of supporting connectivity to legacy networks, as well as to the latest standards, is an essential element in network deployments for 4G, 5G and beyond.



 

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading
Gabriel covers the mobile network system architecture, including evolution of the RAN, the mobile core, and service-layer platforms and applications. Key technologies in his coverage area include LTE Advanced, small cells, Evolved Packet Core, carrier Wi-Fi and software-centric networking technologies such as NFV, SDN and service chaining. Gabriel has covered mobile networking since 1998 through published research, live events, operator surveys and custom consulting.

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Joe Neil, Strategic Marketing & Solutions Architect, Microsemi
Joe Neil has over two decades of experience in mobile and wireline telecommunications and networking. He is currently responsible for Solutions Architectures in Microsemi's Synchronization Systems business unit. He has held engineering and executive positions at companies such as Symmetricom, Caspian Networks, Cisco Systems and Newbridge Networks.

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Eric Colard, Director of Emerging Product Line Management, Microsemi
Eric Colard has over three decades of experience in telecommunications networking and synchronization. He is currently responsible for product line management, alliances and marketing for the emerging line of business for Microsemi’s Synchronization Systems business unit. A member of the MEF and the Small Cell Forum, Colard has held various executive product management and business development positions in networking, security, and policy management at companies such as Symmetricom, Vernier Networks, Novell, Tumbleweed and FaceTime Communications. He started his career as a networking engineer at companies including Alcatel and CAP SESA Telecom.

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Steve Bayless, Director of Emerging Product Line Management, Microsemi
Steven H. Bayless is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, and Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). He is responsible for providing guidance to ITS America’s Board of Directors and senior staff on matters involving new technologies, wireless services and evolving automotive platforms, intelligent transportation infrastructure, operations and customer services.

Steven previously served as staff advisor and Presidential Management Fellow in the Secretary of Transportation’s policy office at US DOT headquarters. Steven had cabinet-level lead in policy related to research and development, spectrum management and telecommunications policy.

As a detailee to the White House, he assisted in formulation of several presidential directives on aerospace policy, focusing in particular on satellite navigation. He also advised the State Department and the Federal Aviation Administration in negotiations on space and aviation cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan. In the surface transportation domain, Bayless supported secretarial policy initiatives regarding the reorientation of federal research and development, highway safety, and transportation infrastructure finance reform.

Steven’s career also includes tenure as a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI) in Washington DC, and as a Project Coordinator for DuPont Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Steven holds a specialized masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Security Studies and Business. His bachelor degree is in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also completed graduate work at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

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