With the continued demand for bandwidth and ever-increasing speed of broadband services, telecom providers have been looking for incremental solutions to help them scale their infrastructure quickly and cost-effectively.

In the field, carriers are looking for ways to transition to 5G without having to re-build their networks. While in the data center, utilization of edge, cloud and fog computing architectures is growing to support the OT/IT/CT convergence critical to driving the business value made possible by 5G and MEC.

This webinar will discuss:

    • How multi-access edge computing (MEC) can facilitate scalability without the need to rip and replace existing infrastructure
    • How standards development around networking and communications frameworks can help provide a guideline for suppliers and carriers to implement a standards-based system within the central data center and extended network environments

Featured Speakers:

Jeff Sharpe

Senior Strategic Product Manager
ADLINK Technology

Jeff Sharpe has more than 31 years of experience in the network and mobile communication industries, providing strategic direction for next generation products and platforms. Sharpe is responsible for driving ADLINK’s global product direction in mobile networking, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). Sharpe’s previous work at Radisys and Nortel Networks focused on security, Wi-Fi offload, deep packet inspection (DPI) and military applications, and the design of and support for network communications and mobile platforms.

Iain Gillot

Founder and President

Iain, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Before founding iGR, Iain was a Group Vice President in IDC's Telecommunications practice, managing IDC's worldwide research on wireless and mobile communications and Internet access, telecom brands, residential and small business telecommunications and telecom billing services.

Valerie J Parker 

Director of 5G Infrastructure Software Strategy
Intel Network Platform Group (NPG)

Valerie Parker is responsible for driving the software strategy to bring Intel processors into the wireless infrastructure with projects such as vRAN (virtualized radio access networks), Cloud RAN FlexRAN, MEC and IoT. She has led strategies and contributed to parallel and pipeline architectures, both in silicon and software technologies for Intel.


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