Session 1 - Cloudy with a Chance of Fibre: How COVID-19 is Accelerating Network Transformation
The accelerating demand for cloud-based services is creating significant changes in underlying network architectures and driving growth in IP routing at the very edge of the network.

In this session, Ciena’s EMEA IP Solutions and Enablement experts Dave Parsons and Tilman Buggenhagen, alongside Vini Santos, Ciena’s Portfolio Solution Advisor, discuss:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in stress testing underlying transport networks—and how it’s expected to shape future network architecture
  • How these changes affect scalability, complexity, and operational overhead
  • Why an IP-optimised transport network is essential to address the associated increase in complexity and cost

Session 2  - Introducing 5G into a 4G World: Practical Steps to Introduce Network Slicing and Reducing the Cost of Fronthaul to Deliver Real Value
Drawing on Ciena’s long history in supplying mobile backhaul solutions (present at >50 percent of cell towers in North America), Francisco Sant’Anna, Senior Advisor, Solutions Marketing at Ciena, and Ciena’s EMEA IP Solutions and Enablement experts Dave Parsons and John Cassidy look at practical considerations for the 4G to 5G network evolution.

This session covers:

  • How to increase 5G revenues by slicing the network to support multiple use cases and requirements
  • The need for coexistence between 4G and 5G networks and the implications around building out 5G infill sites
  • Network optimisation’s role in enabling significant savings in fronthaul transport costs

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