[Webinar] Accelerate the Deployment of 4G/5G Virtualized Open RAN

Date / Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 12pm ET


WWT, Cisco and Altiostar are working together to develop an open, cloud-based, virtualized Open RAN blueprint that will help service providers deploy high-performance networks, enable agile service delivery and reduce operational expenditures. The blueprint, validated in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center, is an end-to-end turnkey solution that accelerates operators’ time-to-revenue and offers a rapid 4G/5G upgrade path. Key aspects of this approach to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Deliver secure end-to-end 4G/5G solutions and services to service providers
  • Maximize ROI on existing network infrastructure
  • Enable a new ecosystem of vendors, leveraging a cloud-based architecture
  • Future-proof architecture that creates a streamlined transition path to 5G


Gabriel Brown
Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London’s Euromoney Institutional Investor.

Greg Schoeny
Vice President of Services and Strategic Solutions, World Wide Technology
Greg Schoeny is the Vice President of Services and Strategic Solutions for World Wide Technology’s Global Service Provider (GSP) business. In this role, Greg leads sales, strategic growth initiatives and partnerships for the GSP services business and portfolio of emerging solutions which include; security, 5G / mobile edge compute, OpenRAN, cloud services, automation, digital and business advisory services. Greg’s organization delivers outcome-based service & solutions to WWT’s GSP Customers across a portfolio of program enablement services combining on-site staffing, professional services, managed services, and business advisory consulting.

Obi Egonu
Practice Manager, Global Service Providers, World Wide Technology
Obi is a technical leader with over 17 years of experience demonstrating leadership and success with Service Providers across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pac regions. He is responsible for the strategy and go-to-market efforts of WWT’s global service provider engineering practice focused on 4G/5G, Telco Cloud, NFV and MEC architectural solutions. Prior to WWT, Obi held various technical leadership roles in pre/post-sales engineering at Affirmed Networks, Cisco Systems (through Starent Networks acquisition), Nortel and Verizon. He holds an M.S. in Telecommunications Systems Management from Northeastern University, Boston and a B.S. in Computer Science & Information Technology from Igbinedion University, Nigeria.

Shabbir Bagasrawala
Head – Go-To-Market, Altiostar
Shabbir A. Bagasrawala is the Head of Go-To-Market for Altiostar, leading technical engagements with mobile network operators globally.

Steve Mailey
Systems Architect, Cisco
Steve Mailey is a Systems Architect in Cisco’s Global Specialists team focusing on Technology Solutions for Mobile Network Operators.