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5G's Transformational Effect for CIOs

Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 9am ET
 
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Sarah Thomas, Director, Women In Comms

Jiang Xue, Vice President, Carrier IT Marketing & Solution Sales, Huawei

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst - Wireless Data Services & LTE, Heavy Reading

Emmanuel Bidet, VP, Convergent Networks Control, Orange

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.



 

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women In Comms
Sarah Thomas’s love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought – and bedazzled – her first cellphone, a pink RAZR. She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. She got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard and a hodge-podge of internships, including at Ingram’s (Kansas City’s business magazine), American Spa magazine and the tweens’ quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

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Jiang Xue, Vice President, Carrier IT Marketing & Solution Sales, Huawei
Experienced business professional with more than 17 years experience in ICT sales, marketing, project management . In-depth knowledge in the ICT environment d in regard to technology, IT infrastructure, applications, services and solutions.

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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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Emmanuel Bidet, VP, Convergent Networks Control, Orange
Emmanuel Bidet is currently in charge of the core network within Orange Labs Networks.

Emmanuel has more than 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry. In his previous positions, Emmanuel was responsible for new services development and deployment for Orange France from 2012 to 2016 and before this in charge of Orange networks operations in France from 2008 to 2012.

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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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