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Tuesday 3 & Thursday 5 November 2020
Digital Symposium

5G Transport & Networking Strategies

A Light Reading Event

5G Transport & Networking Strategies

With the completion of 3GPP Release 16 this summer, 5G moves into an exciting new phase of advanced use cases and rich possibilities for consumers and, increasingly, enterprises. To meet these demands, however, operators must invest in the network connectivity that will underpin 5G, for both today’s and tomorrow’s services.

For the last three years, 5G Transport & Networking Strategies has focused on this critical topic and has been on of Light Reading’s fastest growing and most engaging live events. This year, the event moves to a virtual format, but it retains the same commitment to high-quality and tightly focused content that Light Reading uniquely delivers.


Nov 3 - Panel One: Examining RAN Architectures and the Implications for 5G Transport
Nov 3 - Panel One: Examining RAN Architectures and the Implications for 5G Transport

Speaker:  Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading

  • How choice of spectrum determines choice of transport
  • Macro cell requirements vs small cells
  • Open RAN implications for the transport network
  • Architecting transport to address the 5G edge
Nov 3 - Second Panel: Network Slicing for Transport Networks
Nov 3 - Second Panel: Network Slicing for Transport Networks

Speaker: Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading

  • Segment routing for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Hard slicing drivers and techniques
  • SDN and software automation for transport
  • Incorporating transport into the end-to-end sliced 5G network

Nov 5 - Panel 1: Technologies and Strategies for Fronthaul Migration
Nov 5 - Panel 1: Technologies and Strategies for Fronthaul Migration

Speaker: Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading

  • Strategies for fronthaul migration from CPRI to eCPRI
  • Packetized Fronthaul with IEEE 802.1CM TSN
  • Dark fiber vs lit connectivity
  • Addressing synchronization in fronthaul
Nov 5 - Panel 2: Transport Architecture Evolution for 5G Phase 2 Services
Nov 5 - Panel 2: Transport Architecture Evolution for 5G Phase 2 Services

Speaker: Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading

  • End-to-end sync delivery for URLLC services
  • Addressing low-latency with Edge Compute
  • Challenges and opportunities for wholesale operators
  • Embracing Open initiatives within 5G transport

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