The core of 5G, where openness and flexibility are key, brings questions about purchasing strategy to the forefront. There is a variety of options to purchase 5G core network solutions; each impacts technology, interoperability, integration, and processes. While 5G’s internet-centric architecture has the potential to finally allow best of breed purchasing, what are the tradeoffs with integration of systems? Have we reached an inflection point to drive subscription-based licensing? What are the “gotchas” that are being overlooked in 5G?

In this FierceMarkets webinar sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel, Chris Daniel, 5G Business Line Manager from HPE, John DiGiglio, Software Marketing Manager from Intel, and Sue Rudd of Strategy Analytics will explore these questions to help service providers consider changes and optimizations that may be needed in the sourcing processes in getting ready for 5G core networks.

Topics to be highlighted in this webinar include:
  • Purchasing strategies: Best of Breed, Best of Suite, Best of Solution
  • Integration and Interoperability: CaaS/PaaS, Service based Architecture, Orchestration and Slicing
  • Understanding implications of cloud native, micro-services, containers, open-source, security, and DevOps
  • Capex vs. Opex implications
  • Live Q&A

Featured Speakers

Sue Rudd

Director, Networks and Service Platforms
Strategy Analytics

At Strategy Analytics Sue Rudd, Director Networks and Service Platforms, focuses on new opportunities for SDN/NFV, 5G, Network Slicing, Edge Services, Video Delivery Optimization and Telco Cloud as well as Service Assurance, SON for HetNets, Small Cells and Wi-Fi /Mobile Interoperability etc.

Chris Daniel

Business Line Manager, 5G Network
Communications & Media Solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Chris is the Business Line Manager for HPE’s 5G Network program and oversees sales, marketing, partner management, delivery, product development and support for all HPE software and services for 5G Core networks. With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Chris has led the Subscriber Data Management and Mediation, Policy and Charging businesses and held roles as chief technologist, sales and account management, and vice president of business development, as well as positions in product development, operations, program management, and switch and transport engineering.

John DiGiglio

Software Marketing Manager
Intel Network Platform Group

John DiGiglio is a Software Marketing Manager within Intel’s Network Platforms Group. John has worked in the telecom industry for over 25 years. His career started with the development of microprocessor based communications equipment while employed by AT&T Bell Labs and Digital Sound. He then went on to cofound Crystal Voice Communications. After joining Intel, he has held a variety of marketing positions with a focus on enabling the consolidation of networking workloads on Intel® architecture. His current focus is on enabling software to support the transition to Cloud Native infrastructure as well as the application of Network Analytics to network infrastructure.


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