Recommended alternatives for Core Network Evolution to 5G

Sponsored by: Ericsson

Focused on:

  • Platform Economy
  • Mobile Broadband
  • 5g Mobile Network

Date: 4 October


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Evolution from 4G Core Networks to 5G made easy with Ericsson solutions

The modern economy is gravitating toward a platform economy, where collaboration and agility across verticals are key.
5G mobile networks will provide new capabilities to evolve existing services and create new services. It will significantly expand the possibilities of mobile broadband and opens-up a new dimension of use cases and business models.

The network evolution from EPC to 5G core plays a central role in creating a powerful network platform, capable of being exposed and automated, for operators to extract more value and become contributors in existing and emerging ecosystems.

The 5G core architecture and radio will open up a universe of possibilities for differentiation and business. New use cases with different requirements will ultimately define the strategy that each operator chooses to follow. Across operators and markets the starting points will vary greatly; however, there are some common steps that everyone will need to take to become successful in the future business landscape. To this end, Ericsson has explored the challenges faced in defining the best possible core network evolution path while meeting aggressive time to market, agility and OPEX reduction objectives.

This webinar will outline our findings and thoughts on how your core network evolution can be simplified and will introduce the building blocks of a Cloud Core network for 5G offering you a holistic view of the evolution journey with the flexibility of choosing the path that suits your needs better.

Join this webinar and start planning your evolution journey to 5G to capture the first mover advantage.

Presented by

Lars Frid,

Director 5G Core Product Management

Lars is a Director of Strategic Product Management of 5G Core Networks, currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has over 25 years of experience of working with wireless data communications in Sweden and in Silicon Valley, California, US. His area of work has covered global standards for 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile data communications, and also IP routing, satellite systems, and dedicated mobile data systems for industries and enterprises.

His current focus is to drive product strategies for 5G systems, focusing on next-generation packet data solutions, with a specific focus on business modelling and business development in relation to next generation network architectures.

Lars holds several patents in mobile communications and is the co-author of two books. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from studies at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine in London, UK.

Glen Hunt,

Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology and Software

Glen brings more than 20 years of experience to GlobalData, as a Principal Analyst in Global Telecom Technology and Software, Glen covers telecommunications infrastructure and Software Defined Networking. Glen analyzes technology, product, and partnership initiatives of vendors who supply infrastructure solutions to fixed and mobile network operators; specifically focusing on vendors that supply mobile core and transport, NFV infrastructures (NFVI), and management systems as well as routing and switching solutions.

Glen has held various senior marketing and product management roles at Advanced Switching Communications, Netrix, Sprint International, Dynatech Communications, and Tesdata Systems. At Advanced Switching Communications and Netrix, he held senior and executive level management positions in engineering, marketing and business development.

Glen holds a B.S. from The American University, Washington DC.

Victor Ferraro Esparza,

Strategic Product Manager for Unified Data Management solutions

He started his career as System Management Engineer in the area of GSM/CDMA User Data Bases (HLR, FNR, AuC, EIR). In 2003, Víctor lead an Innovation focal point of Numbering, Naming and Addressing and took the position of Strategic Product Manager for the Ericsson AAA Server product. In 2006, as member of Product Line of Packet Core Networks, he worked as Strategic Product Manager for Ericsson Deep Packet Inspection and Policy Control products leading the evolution of Ericsson Policy Control business at the times of 3G and 4G traffic and mobile broadband traffic and service offering growth. Since 2016, Víctor’s main assignment is to lead the market and strategy aspects of Ericsson User Data Management and Policy Control portfolio evolution into 5G.

Víctor is a member of the Ericsson 5G Core product management team that coordinates the entire 5G Core System offering.He holds a Master of Science Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) and he has several patents and publications. He is based in Madrid (Spain).

Víctor is a married father of four, and an occasional marathon runner.

Key Learning Objectives

  • There are multiple alternative paths in the journey to 5G Core but just one end point
  • Ericsson support our customers and finding the best journey to 5G Core, while striving to achieve industrialization and avoiding fragmentation
  • Ericsson solutions make it easier to evolve to 5G Core even to customers that do not have full Ericsson core network today


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