5G Transport and the Edge
In 2019, Ericsson launched 5G across North America with multiple operators. Upgrading the transport network has been a crucial element of our joint successes. Come to New York on October 10 to learn how the next phase of 5G and Edge deployments will impact your networks.
5G is a game-changer. To meet the demands of 5G RANs, low-latency applications, and multi-access cloud services, today’s transport networks must evolve. A 5G transport infrastructure, which connects diverse network elements with service logic and content distributed across multiple cloud locations, is fundamental to success in 5G.
Ericsson is proud to say that communication service providers all around the world have chosen to deploy 5G using our leading network technology. Preparing the transport network for 5G has been a key part of our joint successes. Join us in New York on October 10, 2019 to hear from industry and Ericsson experts on:
- 5G rollout lessons learned
Ericsson is working with our customers everyday, rolling our 5G networks in North America.
In his keynote, Ericsson’s Joe Constantine, CTO of Customer Unit Verizon, will discuss his perspective on the initial 5G rollouts, what we have learned with our boots on the ground about how the transport network needs to evolve to keep pace with 5G RAN expansion plans.
- The future of ethernet fronthaul
With the advent of 5G, and new RAN architectures like CRAN and VRAN, fronthaul has become a hot topic. Come listen to Ericsson’s Kevin Murphy discuss Unpacking the xHaul Possibilities for the 5G Transport Network.
- 5G timing and synchronization
TDD spectrum deployments and new features to increase capacity will put significant pressure on 4G timing sources. Ericsson’s Kevin Boyle will speak on the panel A Closer Look at Timing & Synchronization in High-Performance 5G Networks and discuss Ericsson’s view of the challenges and potential fixes, including distributing timing sources in the network with enhanced routing solutions.
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Mobile Transport solution on display at 5G Transport & the Edge event
Meet our experts
Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Customer Unit
Session: A Deep Dive Into the Key Takeaways From 5G Rollouts to Date
Time: 10:30 AM
As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Joe Constantine leads all Ericsson product alignments, business plans and strategy towards Verizon.
Constantine is a seasoned global telecom executive with a strong business and technical background including extensive direct customer engagement. He has a deep understanding of the wireless industry including evolution of the technology, business landscape and strategies, and customer needs. Constantine has been with Ericsson since 2000 and has held a variety of leadership positions in Europe, Asia and North America. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Ericsson Korea.
Before joining Ericsson, Constantine was Founder and CEO of JCE Consulting, which provided IT and Professional Training Services to academic institutions. Earlier in his career he held a variety of sales positions in Europe and taught at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, from which he holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Constantine is a strong proponent of sustainability and actively supports Ericsson’s global sustainability program, where a connected world is a basic human right.
Technical Solutions Manager
Session: Unpacking the xHaul Possibilities for the 5G Transport Network
Time: 11:50 AM
Kevin Murphy was born in Dublin Ireland and completed an Engineering degree in Trinity College Dublin.
After a brief stint in Radio and TV broadcasting, he moved to the Irish Telecom operator, now called Eircom. This is where he met with Ericsson who were deploying the first digital telephone network in Ireland. He later moved to Ericsson Stockholm, and from there to Toronto Canada, were he supported the roll out of first cellular systems in North America.
Kevin spent 10 years in Canada heading up the Technical Assistance Center in Montreal, before moving to Plano Texas in 1996.
He has had a wide variety of positions in wireless, optical transport and microwave Technical Sales Support, and Solution Development.
More recently Kevin has focused on RAN Transport Solutions, culminating in his most recent projects with 5G Fronthaul and Optical Transport for centralized RAN.
Solutions Manager, IP & Transport Networking
Session: A Closer Look at Timing & Synchronization in High-Performance 5G Networks
Time: 2:20 PM
Kevin develops and supports Radio Access Network (RAN) Transport product and solutions sales focused on Microwave and Fiber-based Mobile Backhaul, Fronthaul, Routers and applicable partner offerings. Kevin works directly with a number of North American customers of all sizes in developing transport solutions to meet the rapidly changing radio network needs in throughput, latency and synchronization, especially as we start the buildout of 5G.
Prior to his current role, Kevin spent several years as a Solutions Architect assigned to Sprint. In this role, he was responsible for developing the end-to-end planning and rollout of LTE feature releases as part of Sprint’s Network Vision program. Kevin started his telecom career at Nortel working on residential CLASS services and ISDN BRI software before moving into VoIP. Kevin spent several years as one of the top experts in the world on the H.248/Megaco protocol and its applications for converting the telephone networks of yesterday to the IP-based networks used today, including being author and/or editor of dozens of the ITU-T H.248 suite of standards. He then moved into IPTV architecture and standards development with Nortel and then Futurewei before joining Ericsson.
Kevin attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer and Systems Engineering. Kevin also holds a patent describing how to provide loss- and error-free metering and tariffing in disaggregated networks.