Huawei has reeled in Margaret Chiosi, who was one of the leaders of AT&T's virtualization efforts prior to retiring from the telco earlier this year.
Huawei's hiring Chiosi to an as yet un-named position was a major coup for the Chinese vendor, according to a story today by Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. Chiosi was with AT&T for more than 20 years, most recently serving as a Distinguished Network Architect. (See Ex-AT&T Bigwig Margaret Chiosi Joins Huawei.)
While at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Chiosi was the spokesperson for the telco's Domain 2.0 virtualization initiative and SDN efforts. She was also a founding member of the ETSI ISG Network Functions Virtualization Forum and OPNFV - Open Platform for NFV, and was on the board of directors for the Metro Ethernet Forum.
Prior to Huawei, Chiosi was a consultant for SDN and NFV strategies.
While Huawei has landed numerous service provider customers around the world, it has been largely hamstrung in the US due to federal security concerns. Le Maistre noted that Chiosi brings not only experience from working for a Tier 1 service provider to her role at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , but also a broad base of connections due to her work with industry bodies and as a speaker at industry events.
In this webinar, the panel will give an overview of where the industry is right now in regards to bringing early 5G services and technologies to the market, as well as examine what's needed for future services and applications such as IoT, AR/VR and edge computing. Panelists from Huawei, Heavy Reading and Orange will discuss how network slicing virtualizes one network into many platforms in order to serve various verticals. Other areas to be discussed include:
The move to cloud-native architectures
How to use the IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS layers of the cloud platform to build-out 5G service capabilities
The importance of implementing full-process automation of telecom networks and 5G services
Why service operators need to extend their cloud platform capabilities to the edge of their networks.
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