Title: Leveraging automation and AI to simplify network operations in 5G

Time: On demand

Duration: 1 hour

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5G is a game changer. It promises higher performance, lower latency and more flexibility to provide new on-demand services that meet strict quality of service requirements. But delivering on these promises will create unprecedented challenges for your network operations.

The transformation to 5G technology requires communications service providers (CSPs) to rethink their systems to drive agility, quality and reduce costs. Efficient network operations using automation and AI are the key enablers to overcome the network complexity challenges and quickly launch new service offerings, and therefore are also key differentiators on the market.

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Join this webinar to find out how efficient network management and control can answer the requirements of the 5G era in radio and transport domains. We will discuss how cloud-native architecture, network abstraction, automated workflows, seamless software upgrade and closed-loop automation can help efficiently create, assure and optimize 5G network services.

Roland Mestric
Head of Marketing, IP/Optical Networks

Roland Mestric is head of marketing for IP/optical networks automation at Nokia. In this role, Roland is responsible for defining and executing global marketing campaigns for the management and control of transport networks. Roland has 20 years of experience in multimedia and next-generation networks in pre-sales and marketing roles with Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.

Murali Ranganathan
Senior Business Product Manager, SON

Murali is responsible for worldwide SON business product management at Nokia Software. As Head of SON Business Product management, his responsibilities include roadmap management, customer liaison and long term technology and strategy positioning of SON for 5G and beyond. Murali works closely with his counterparts at Nokia Bell Labs to define SON simulations and standardization needs. Murali has been working on SON related projects since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in product management, systems engineering, simulations and network performance optimization of satellite and terrestrial wireless technologies along with 10 issued/published patents

Dario Talmesio
Principal Analyst & Practice Leader

Dario Talmesio leads Ovum’s fixed and mobile European telecoms team. As practice leader, Europe, he monitors key market developments of the European telco scene, tracking major competitive dynamics.

Dario advises global fixed and mobile operators in key areas of their business, including strategy-related technology migration, competitive issues, MVNO and retail strategies, differentiation, and digitization, and continually monitors market developments and the competitive dynamics of the market.

Prior to joining Ovum, Dario worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit and Yankee Group. Dario holds a degree in business and economics from the Universita’ Cattolica of Milan and an MA in applied social and market research from Westminster University (London).

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the MVNO World Congress and eSIM Connect, and also chairs the MVNO Industry Awards judging process.