Date / Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
5G is a game changer. The move to 5G will result in a set of diverse transport requirements driven by new use cases and the expectation of high-capacity, low-latency, reliable and secure communications. As the traditional distributed Radio Access Network (RAN) site disaggregates, the glue holding the 5G RAN together is the underlying transport network. A number of architectures are proposed, including distributed RAN (D-RAN), centralized RAN (C-RAN), virtualized RAN (V-RAN) and elastic RAN (E-RAN). On this Light Reading webinar, we will address the following:
- How do these different 5G architectures impact the underlying transport network?
- How do new 5G requirements affect the transport network, including new protocols, synchronization, large buffer size, automation and others?
- How can operators complement fiber with high-capacity microwave for both urban and rural applications?
- What can operators do today to address these changing requirements on transport and win the 5G race?
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
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Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical 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, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.
Michael Gronovius, Director Business Development, 5G Transport, Ericsson
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Michael is responsible for Radio Access Network (RAN) transport product and solutions sales including fronthaul, microwave and fiber-based mobile backhaul, routers and applicable partner offerings. He works with operators on the best transport solutions for mobile networks, varying from D-RAN, C-RAN, E-RAN to V-RAN architectures with special focus on the impact of 5G. Michael is part of the network equipment products team which develops innovative and profitable network solutions for Ericsson's North American customers.
Jason S. Boswell, CISSP, Director, Security Practice, North America, Ericsson
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Jason Boswell carries 18 years of security design, analysis, consulting and sales experience in Tier 1 & 2 carriers, government, ISP, and enterprise networks. He has worked with many technology types and network architectures, bringing a diverse and deep background to the table. He has worked in “next gen” telecom since landlines began migrating to Voice over Frame Relay and in network security since the early days of stateless firewalls and manual IPSec. His career began at Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs, as a Distinguished Member of Consulting Staff. He was the Head of Security Sales, NAM, at Nokia Siemens Networks and later was the Chief Architect, NAM for Global Service Providers at Symantec Corporation. Currently, he is the Director of the North American Security Practice for Ericsson.
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