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Challenging the way of dealing with challenges: the philosophy behind successful 5G launches

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Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos

Solution Marketing Lead

Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos develops and executes the marketing strategy for EXFO's mobile network (access, core, end-to-end) monitoring/optimization solutions, which include intelligent software platforms and expert professional services. His main areas of focus are 5G, 4G evolution, network virtualization/transformation, analytics, and automation. In addition to EXFO’s 5G solutions and market positioning, he actively contributes to the promotion of EXFO’s solutions for automated operations and fiber monitoring.

Konstantinos has been focusing on mobile networks for more than 20 years, through academic and professional roles. His experience covers diverse areas, from antenna array systems research and mobile network planning/optimization consultancy to the development/management/marketing of innovative software solutions. These solutions have supported automated planning/optimization, customer experience geolocation, device interoperability and acceptance testing, service assurance for physical/virtual networks, centralized and automated operations, and (big data) analytics. Konstantinos holds a PhD in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London, has presented at dozens of conferences and webinars, and has authored several articles, blogs and white papers on mobile networks.

How can mobile network operators best prepare for 5G? What is the right 5G launch/deployment strategy? Which operational methodology should 5G operators adopt after initial launch? These are some of the fundamental questions asked by those interested in 5G, especially mobile service providers.

If we look into successful 5G launches, certain principles can be identified. These principles underpin the shift in deployment and operational practices mandated by 5G. Indeed, for 5G to be successful, there is a need for radical change in our thinking, similar to the philosophical revolution in the ancient world.

But how much can the “birth” of 5G have in common with the “birth” of philosophy? How much can the thinking behind dealing with 5G challenges reflect the philosophical ideas posited by groundbreaking thinkers hundreds of years ago? And what does that actually mean in practice for the network operators who have launched or are planning to launch 5G?

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • What the key challenges are in preparing for and launching 5G, from network virtualization to automation
  • How to deal with 5G challenges, including five main principles and philosophical parallels
  • What 5G network operators can achieve in practice following these principles

This webinar is based on EXFO’s service assurance experience with leading mobile network operators worldwide. Join us for a lively discussion on addressing 5G challenges, and take the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session.

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