Title: The telecom paradigm shift needed for 5G automation

Time: On demand

Duration: 30 minutes presentation + 30 minutes Q&A.

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5G deployment presents enormous opportunities, but taking advantage of them requires software automation techniques similar to those used by hyperscaler cloud providers. This is a major paradigm shift for the telecom industry, and one that presents the next big technology change. In this webinar, three experts representing the industry viewpoint, the 5G strategic vision, and the development reality discuss the topic and explore some of the deep questions that service providers will ask about navigating this change and creating real business value.

Topics Covered
  • Core network automation: an Industry perspective (Caroline Chappel)

  • Core network automation: the service provider vision (Jitin Bhandari)

  • Core network automation: realizing the promise through core products (Nutan Behki)

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Caroline Chappell
Research Director
Analysys Mason

Caroline is Research Director at Analysys Mason, responsible for the company’s Cloud and Platform Services practice which researches the impact of cloud technologies on networking, operations and services, including the market opportunity for edge computing. Caroline has more than 30 years’ experience as a telecoms software analyst and consultant.

Jitin Bhandari
Chief Technology Officer, Cloud and Network Services

Jitin is Chief Technology Officer, Cloud and Network Services (CNS) at Nokia and leads technology strategy and go-forward technology direction for CNS portfolio across domains of Core networks, orchestration, assurance, security, analytics and private wireless. Simplification of networks & operations is critical behind 5G and Cloud native disruptions for the transformation of CSPs to a digital journey. Extreme automation at all levels is critical for simplification and with the emergence of rich tools sets from webscaler paradigm, telecom software practice, the network and associated operations and experience must transform is Jitn’s strong belief. With 20+ years of experience in software/IT/telecom industry including leadership roles in two successful startups, he is a communications industry leader with end to end expertise of networks, operations and services.

Nutan Behki
VP, Core Networks Engineering

Nutan is a recognized leader of scalable resilient software for communications networks. She is currently responsible for Nokia’s Core software engineering organization, with a focus on 5G networks in the cloud era. Nutan has a diverse background, working in engineering, services, pre-sales, across IP, Mobile, fixed and Optical technology. She has lived and worked in 4 countries and has an appreciation for the challenges of global product development.

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Bryan Davies
Nokia core portfolio marketing

Bryan supports Nokia’s 4G and 5G core portfolio marketing programs. Over his 35-year career in the telecom industry, he has held a variety of roles helping to design the first soft switch systems, architect IMS networks, lead international technical sales teams, and now help to envision and explain the industry’s 5G future.