November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

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Implications of 5G RAN and IoT on OpenStack based edge computing.

Advent of 5G in Telco industry will change the momentum of Telco industry and millions of end users. 5G brings the possibility of virtualizing the Radio Access Network and running in an Edge cloud. Applications that will ride on 5G such as IOT, Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will bring additional use cases to host applications at the Edge.

The Telco industry has already started adopting OpenStack for Edge deployment. It is important that OpenStack developers understand the 5G, Radio Access Network (RAN), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) uses cases to address the Edge requirements.

In this presentation, we will share:

  • Workload characteristics and use cases of 5G, RAN, IoT, AR/VR applications.
  • RAN virtualization, placement in an Edge cloud by running RAN user and control planes separately.
  • Support AR/VR applications by utilizing high bandwidth/low latency content delivery of 5G.
  • Edge cloud placement analytics and end-to-end automation of the platform.

What can I expect to learn?
  • Workload characteristics of 5G, RAN, IoT, AR/VR etc. applications.
  • Importantly use cases for OpenStack to host 5G, RAN, IoT, AR/VR applications at the Edge.
  • Telco insight into the evolution of 5G applications and impact to OpenStack Edge cloud.
Monday, November 6, 2:20pm-3:00pm (3:20am - 4:00am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
20+ years of experience spanned across various roles within the research and product development of telecommunication systems, with a special concentration on wireless and packet based networks. In depth knowledge of IETF (TCP/UDP, IP, LDAP, SIP, SNMP, RTP/RTCP, IPSec, Mobile IP, Radius/Diameter etc.), wireless (TDMA, CDPD, CDMA, 1XRTT, GPRS, UMTS, WiMAX, LTE, 802.11x based WLAN etc.) and... FULL PROFILE
Lead MTS
Lead MTS at AT&T, leading the RAN evolution and edge architectures. Also leading IEEE 5G Initiative Edge Automation Platform effort. PhD degree from UC Berkeley, an executive MBA from Wharton. Has been leading in applying the SDN related work into the Radio Access Netork & edge architectures Modeling and Automation expert, Creation of E2E architecture for 5G era, Functional,... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Lead System Architect
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge Computing, NFV, and SDN. Kandan has led several opensource initiatives, and a big Open Source... FULL PROFILE