Private 5G Deployment Options

Fall 2023

Private 5G is not “one-size-fits-all” and enterprises have a range of deployment options, depending on the use case coverage requirements specific to OT, IoT or IT environments. Panelists describe the range of options for deploying private 5G networks in typical scenarios. What are the critical technical considerations driving deployment decisions? What are the primary components in a private 5G network and how can these be implemented? What can be deployed on-site, in the cloud or in a mobile operator’s network? Who can enterprises partner with to ensure a positive business outcome?


Mike is a senior research analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence leading the Observability and networking research segments. He focuses on understanding the competitive landscape of the segments he covers by understanding the competitors strategies and putting them into context. He has extensive experience in enterprise security and network infrastructure products as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.

Mikes’s current interests in observability include the ways that metrics, events, logs and trace (MELT) data is analyzed and presented to the user via contextual visualizations; how MELT data is used to create and maintain dynamic application and infrastructure topologies; the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to surface new insights; and observabilities role in optimizing manual and automated workflows and processes.

Mike’s current interests in networking focus on network automation in all its forms including software defined networking, scripting, and automation systems. Networking in support of cloud and microservices continues to be an important and vibrant competitive field.

Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Technology.

Ahmed Moussa is the Managing Director for Solution Architects dedicated to Verizon’s top 26 Global Enterprise customers, the Signature markets, since August 2022. He leads a team of experts who build solutions tailored for our top business customers to both enable their digital transformation journey and achieve immediate business outcomes.

Prior to joining the Verizon Business Group, Ahmed led several technology teams in Verizon Global Network & Technology since 2014. He led the Radio Network Planning group who enabled the first Gigabit wireless network in the US, 5G Ultra Wide-Band, 5G Nationwide, and Internet-Of-Things networks. He also played a key role in aligning network and customer device strategies working with tier 1 telecom infrastructure, handset and chipset OEMs.

Prior to joining Verizon, Ahmed worked for Vodafone in New Zealand and Egypt. He led the team to design the first 4G network in New Zealand in 2013 and optimized wireless voice and data networks since 2004. Ahmed holds a B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications from Ain Shams University in Egypt, and an MBA degree in Marketing and Finance from the American University in Cairo.

Marcus is a wireless industry veteran with a broad set of experiences in product management, marketing, and CTO strategy roles—a lot of his focus has been on data analytics and AI, cloud systems, policy, and user experience. Marcus is currently a product leader working on Cradlepoint and Ericsson’s private cellular networks portfolio. In the past, he built wireless and analytics solutions for enterprises at Ruckus Wireless and Extreme Networks. He lives in West Michigan with his wife and crew, and has too many personal interests to list–faith, philosophy, fly fishing, literature, motorcycling, hunting, golf, and on and on.

Anup Patel holds the position of Senior Director of Technical Sales for Enterprise Private Wireless Solutions. In this role, he leads a team of experts dedicated to assisting global enterprises in designing and deploying private wireless networks that align with their business and operational requirements.

With a remarkable career spanning over 25 years in the telecommunications and enterprise networks sector, Anup has consistently demonstrated his expertise. Prior to this role, he served as the head of the Global End-to-End Solutions Architects team, where he played a pivotal role in aiding communication service providers in defining their network transformation and evolution strategies. Additionally, Anup has led business development teams responsible for promoting the Nokia Products and Services portfolio to our CSP customers.

Outside of his professional commitments, Anup resides in Morris County, NJ, with his wife and daughter. His interests include sports, financial markets, reading, and enjoying leisure time at the beach.

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