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Wednesday, November 20 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Panel 4: Virtualizing the RAN- Now You See It, Now You Don't

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Many parts of the mobile network have been virtualized but the RAN is the most difficult due to the scope and complexity.  This panel will look at the current work ongoing to virtualize the RAN, the role of cloud native in this evolution and the potential for greenfield networks.

Moderators
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Iain Gillott

Founder and President, iGR
Iain Gillott, the founder and president of iGR, is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Mr. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 26 years. iGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Challoner

VP Network Product Solutions, Ericsson North America
Paul Challoner, VP Network Product Solutions for Ericsson North America, based in Plano, Texas is responsible for radio products including 4G, 5G & IOT. Prior to his current role, Challoner worked as Head of Product Line Wi-Fi and Head of Ericsson’s CDMA Product Line.Challoner joined... Read More →
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Bob Everson

Global Director, Mobility and 5G, Cisco Systems, Inc
Bob Everson is the Global Director of Mobility and 5G for Cisco Systems; leading strategy, architecture, business development, and go-to-market activities. In this role he works closely with customers around the world to evolve their network and service offerings to maximize market... Read More →
avatar for Joe Mocerino

Joe Mocerino

Principal Solutions Architect, Packet Optical Networking, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Joe Mocerino is a principal solutions architect within the Optical Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. Joe oversees solutions strategy and technical marketing for the Fujitsu Smart xHaul 4G/5G Transport and 1FINITY packet optical portfolios. He has written numerous... Read More →
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Ravi Potluri

Associate Fellow, Verizon
Ravi Potluri is an Associate Fellow in Verizon's Technology Planning & Architecture organization, responsible for the planning of orchestration, automation, and closed-Loop service assurance for Verizon’s Virtual RAN Network Functions (VRAN NFs). He began his career as a software... Read More →


Wednesday November 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dallas Ballroom H, D