WEBINAR - On Demand


The digitalization and cloudification of telecommunications aims to deliver a better experience for end-users and scale and efficiency for operators. Moving infrastructure to the cloud has many benefits, but the transition also brings network complexity and introduces a new environment which must be tested.

Rakuten and VIAVI Solutions combine their 5G network expertise to share practical lessons on how operators and their customers can benefit from the scale of cloud-native deployments. With over 10 years’ experience in virtualized network test, VIAVI is supporting Rakuten Symphony with their vision of providing future-proven, cost-effective cloud connectivity. Testing at scale is vital to ensure the optimum performance and interoperability of open RAN and cloud-native networks.

This webinar covers the challenges of successful open RAN and cloud-native deployment, discusses approaches, investigates example use cases, and references the essential role of test and measurement.
Sameh Yamany, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
VIAVI Solutions
Dr. Sameh Yamany is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of VIAVI Solutions where he leads long-term technology vision, applied research programs, industry thought leadership, and advanced technology incubations.

He holds a Doctorate in computer science and engineering (CSE) from the Speed School of Engineering at University of Louisville, Kentucky, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in systems and biomedical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt. He has authored patents, scientific journal papers and book chapters on artificial intelligence, telecommunications, systems, and biomedical engineering.

Anil Pawar, SVP, Technology Innovation and Quality Platform
Rakuten Mobile
Mr. Pawar drives technology strategy for Rakuten Mobile in Japan. Prior to joining Rakuten, Mr. Pawar played a pivotal role in launching the Jio pan-India network and growing it to over 400 million subscribers. Additionally he led the Jio software engineering team and oversaw in-house development of Jio products for core networking.

Stefan Pongratz, Analyst
Dell’Oro Group
Stefan Pongratz joined the Dell’Oro Group in 2010 after spending 10 years with the Anritsu Company. Mr. Pongratz is responsible for the firm's RAN and Telecom Capex programs focusing on 5G, small cells, Massive MIMO, mmWave, private wireless, CBRS, vRAN, and Open RAN.

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