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.
Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Connectivity is no longer an interesting topic. Or is it? As the 5G era dawns, the potential use cases and impact of wireless/mobile connectivity have been attracting attention. Importantly, discussions focus not only on the value but also on the “profile” of connectivity. Indeed, new (mainly IT) concepts – including cloudification and open network architectures – are drastically changing the wireless/mobile industry.
Join Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, solution marketing lead at EXFO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, for an insightful discussion on 5G connectivity.