LTE: The Trigger For Next Generation Backhaul

LTE: The Trigger For Next Generation Backhaul


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Patrick Donegan
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Patrick Donegan
Donegan has more than 20 years of experience as a telecom market journalist, analyst, and strategist. His in-depth knowledge of wireless technology issues is critical to Heavy Reading's expanding coverage in this area.

Donegan also authors Heavy Reading's Ethernet Backhaul Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. Donegan joined Heavy Reading after five years at Nortel Networks, where he was a senior manager of strategic planning for the company's wireless business – spanning GSM, CDMA, UMTS, WiMax, and other wireless technologies. Prior to Nortel, Donegan spent two years in business research for Motorola's Corporate Strategy Office in EMEA and two years as a wireless analyst for the Yankee Group.

As a journalist, Donegan was deputy editor of Public Network Europe from 1990-1995 and editor of Mobile Communications International from 1995-1997. He holds a B.A. in industrial relations and politics from the University of Kent at Canterbury. Donegan is based in the U.K. and can be reached at
Jan Hof
Global Alliances Director, Marketing
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Jan Hof
Jan joined Juniper Networks in March 2011 and currently serves as Global Alliances Director Marketing. He is responsible for all aspects of marketing to and with the Nokia Siemens Networks alliance. As member of the core strategic alliance team for NSN, Jan defines the joint marketing plan, initiates and drives the various marketing activities, closely synchronized to the overall alliance objectives.

Prior to joining Juniper, Jan held a position as Sr. Director at Extreme Networks being responsible for the Field Marketing organization in EMEA and South America.

In his first 15 years of his career Jan held various positions at Alcatel Netherlands and AT&T-NSI. Jan holds a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering.
João Gomes
Sr. Product Line Manager – Mobile Broadband Silicon Valley Innovation Center
Nokia Siemens Networks
João Gomes
With over 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry focusing in Transport and Mobile Broadband João has held different positions in pre-sales, product marketing and business development around Latin America, Europe and United States.

As part of product marketing he has been responsible for driving NSN Transport/IP end-to-end vision, solutions and strategies covering topics such as mobile backhauling evolution and IP/Optical integration.

Based out of NSN’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center he is currently responsible for creating and managing innovative solutions in the Mobile Broadband IP Connectivity segment working in close cooperation with NSN strategic partner Juniper Networks. João has a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from São Paulo University and a Master in Business Administration with technology innovation focus from the same University.

LTE transforms the expectations of the end user and the network operator. Operators need to invest in transforming the backhaul network with a number of critical requirements that are unique to LTE.

This webinar will show how you can:

  • Support the new requirements for security, low latency and synchronization.
  • Expand backhaul capacity for the small cell era.
  • Leverage MPLS and Seamless MPLS to lower the cost and increase improve the efficiency of the network.
  • Drive a roadmap for introducing SDN principles into the backhaul.

Join us to learn how to transform the backhaul network for the new challenges and opportunities presented by LTE.

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