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PanelistAnand Shah -
Director, Technology Strategy and Architecture,
PanelistDrew Morin -
Director, Federal Cyber Security Technology and Engineering Programs,
Much of the conversation about 5G infrastructures still focuses on the hype, talking about big numbers and big dollars. 5G provides exciting opportunities, but in practice, realizing those opportunities presents difficult challenges. During this interactive breakfast session, we will discuss some of these challenges, and possible approaches to solving them. Topics will include:
Virtualization at SP Scale: providing network slicing and MEC services will require some degree of NFV, and many providers are already adopting pervasive virtualization to accelerate service velocity, but achieving the high network throughput required in an SP environment requires some additional practical considerations, and in some cases, practical tradeoffs;
Security for Monetization and More: 5G provides unique opportunities for monetizing security – as well as additional risks that may need mitigation – especially for IoT and MEC, but building systems that will attract customers will require Service Providers to rethink how they expose services in general.
PanelistPhil Sciuto -
Director of Solutions Architecture,
Where is the edge and does it even exist? There are those that believe that the edge is just part of an elastic network continuum of cloud compute capability that is required to deliver the 5G promise.
Understanding these different perspectives will be critical to a successful deployment strategy. In an ideal world there will be a common edge architecture. However, different network philosophies will lead to different architectures, as this panel will reveal