SVP, Business Development—C-RAN, Mavenir
As a veteran of the mobile industry, a board member for 5G Americas, and a sought-after industry speaker, John Baker heads up the business development team at Mavenir, a software company intent on disrupting the market.
A visionary and driving force behind Mavenir’s business strategy, John is at the forefront of the company’s drive to change the way operators think about the deployment of their wireless infrastructure—taking a software-focused approach to innovation, with no ties to supporting legacy hardware.
Prior to joining Mavenir, John held senior positions with leading wireless companies including GM Mobility Infrastructure, Spirent Communications, VP& GM Network Solutions, CommScope, VP & GM Base Stations at Nokia and VP of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Pacific Bell Mobile Services. John also contributed significantly in the development of the GSM standards. He graduated with an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.
Topical Session 13: Getting to 5G—Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
The Promises of 5G Go Well Beyond High Data Rate, Spectral Efficiency, Ultra-Low Latency, Or Massive Sensor Networks.
The fundamental appeal of 5G lies in the fact that the entire infrastructure acts as a cohesive platform for innovative applications and is tuned to flex with demand - providing services tailored to their unique characteristics.
Whilst planning for the future spectrum requirements for 5G – that will unlock the super high demands expected of 5G – is an essential piece of the puzzle, so too, will the investment protection in the radio infrastructure be a key consideration for the pace of adoption. A flexible Radio Access Network (RAN) is a key cornerstone for the evolution to 5G.
By providing a software-defined, Cloud-RAN solution based on open interfaces, communications service providers can bring about much lower cost radio infrastructure, using an open software based model upon common hardware.
This speaker session will provide insight on: