Private 5G Networks for the Large Enterprise – Sponsored by Cradlepoint

Spring 2023
There is a strong enterprise play for private 5G networks and market momentum is building, enabled by a cast of ecosystem players lead by mobile network operators and RAN equipment vendors, as well as a host of companies developing cellular radio solutions designed for on-premise deployments. AWS, Cisco, IBM, VMware and other heavyweights are moving into private 5G, where managed service providers and system integrators will also play a key role in helping enterprises master the complexity of 5G network design and operations.
Small cells and new enabling technologies such as Open RAN are driving down the cost of radio gear by facilitating the development of virtualized, disaggregated RAN infrastructure based on off-the-shelf servers, cloud-native software stacks and open interfaces between elements. 5G also enables network programmability via APIs that will allow mission-critical enterprise applications to specify the QoS required for 5G connections.
This session will delve into the benefits, requirements and operational challenges for deploying private 5G networks in the large enterprise. The panelists will describe important use cases across multiple industry verticals and real-world examples of how large enterprises are successfully deploying private 5G networks, including the lessons learned and business benefits realized.
  • Why do enterprises need private 5G networks and what are the benefits?
  • Descriptions of typical use cases across multiple industry verticals
  • Real-world examples of large enterprises using private 5G networks
  • Private 5G deployment strategies and solution provider alternatives
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend
This session is for IT professionals, network architects and decision-makers in large enterprises who are considering deploying a private 5G network. Attendees will gain a solid understanding of the benefits of private 5G networks, as well as practical insights into how to successfully deploy and manage these networks in their organization.

Stephen Collins is Principal Consultant at 1024tm, a boutique consulting firm that serves leading-edge networking, telecom and cloud infrastructure companies across multiple segments of the enterprise IT and service provider markets. His clients range from startups to billion-dollar businesses, with projects typically involving a mix of business and product strategy, go-to-market planning, thought leadership, product marketing, business development and sales enablement.

Stephen has a proven track record of successfully introducing innovative products into highly competitive, rapidly growing markets, and he brings clients four decades of operational experience in a wide range of executive, product management, engineering, consulting, industry analyst and advisory roles, working primarily with communications equipment manufacturers and telecom software vendors.

In recent years, as a result of numerous client engagements, Stephen has developed a specialization in network visibility, Big Data analytics, full-stack observability and the application of AI and machine learning to drive network automation and service orchestration in complex, mission-critical service provider and enterprise IT infrastructure. He has applied this expertise to a diverse range of projects in 5G network analytics (NWDAF), Open RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) xApps and rApps, SD-WAN infrastructure, Internet visibility and cloud-native infrastructure observability.

Stephen was hired out of college by AT&T Bell Labs, where he worked in software development on T-carrier data communications systems. Leaving in search of a startup opportunity, he joined multi-protocol router pioneer Wellfleet Communications as a founding engineer, where he spent a hyperactive decade in the rapid expansion of the global internetworking market. Stephen then went on to co-found Spring Tide Networks, which developed an innovative IP service switch for service provider networks, culminating in an acquisition by Lucent Technologies for $1.5 billion.

As VP of marketing at Sonus Networks and later at Acme Packet, Stephen gained experience in service provider VoIP. At Tatara Systems, he was active in the formative years of the small cells market. At Active Broadband Networks, he was involved in applying software-defined networking to the development of a Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) router based on a white box switching platform.

Stephen has been a frequent blog contributor and speaker at industry conferences, and he has authored numerous articles for industry trade publications. He holds an M.S. in Computer, Information and Control engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

As Technical Director, Aryo Kresnadi is responsible for setting network architecture strategies, futures and solutions for FedEx Global Enterprise Network supporting all FedEx information movement to ensure on-time delivery for all FedEx packages.

Current responsibility includes research and development of architecture, design and implementation of the next-generation network for FedEx data center, multi-cloud, and edge network for the FedEx field locations to support next-generation sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Aryo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from University of Pittsburgh. Aryo is currently based in Collierville, TN, the home of FedEx World Technology Center.

Currently leading product marketing and go-to-market strategy efforts for Private Networks at Cradlepoint (part of Ericsson), Matt and his team are responsible for positioning and messaging, along with further developing and executing Ericsson’s Enterprise Wireless Solutions go-to-market strategy. Matt is focused on enabling partners and customers to capitalize on opportunities that private cellular brings to the enterprise such as automation, efficiency and increased safety.

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.

Guy Turgeon is an Industry Principal at Red Hat where he is focused on helping North America Communications Service Providers migrate their network to a cloud native 5G architecture. His career spans 25+ years in the networking, telecommunications, and software industry. Initially starting his career in software development with Mitel Networks, West End Systems, Sedona Networks, and more recently, 18 years in solution architecture roles at Wind River. Guy’s other various responsibilities included firmware, call processing, VoIP software development, standards organizations, and managing field networking engineering teams. He is currently an active contributor to the O-RAN Alliance and is passionate about making open disaggregated 5G RAN a reality.

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