Webinar: Realize the Benefits of RAN with an Automated Platform

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM ET

The industry has been slower to virtualize the radio access network (RAN) than other network domains because of its stringent performance requirements and complexity. Join this panel to learn why  communications service providers (CSPs) are now turning their attention to this expensive and demanding area of the network in search of the benefits that they are beginning to experience in other domains, including lower total cost of ownership, greater agility in scaling capacity and the prospect of increased and faster service innovation in future.

Featured Speakers

Caroline Chappell

Head of Cloud and Platform Services practice

Analysys Mason

Caroline heads Analysys Mason’s Cloud and Platform Services practice. Her research focuses on service provider adoption of cloud to deliver business services, support digital transformation and re-architect fixed and mobile networks for the 5G era. She is a leading exponent of the edge computing market and its impact on service provider network deployments and new revenue opportunities. She monitors public cloud provider strategies for the telecoms industry and investigates how key cloud platform services can enhance service provider value. Caroline is a leading authority on the application of cloud-native technologies to the network and helps telecoms customers to devise strategies that exploit the powerful capabilities of cloud while mitigating its disruptive effects.

Anil Bhandari

Vice President, Product Management

Altiostar, a Rakuten Symphony company

Anil Bhandari is Vice President of Product Management at Altiostar (a Rakuten Symphony company), leading product strategy for the company. He has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications market both from the telecom operator and infrastructure vendor perspective.

Timo Jokiaho

Chief Technologist, Global Telco Ecosystems

Red Hat

Timo Jokiaho is Chief Technologist, Global Telco Ecosystem at Red Hat, focusing on network functions virtualisation (NFV) with Cloud Platforms (virtualization & containers). He works with service providers, network equipment providers, system integrators and independent software vendors to progress the NFV agenda in the industry.

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