The Big 5G Event

Colorado Convention Center

Denver, CO

May 06 - May 08



The Big 5G Event

The Big 5G Event is North America’s largest 5G event, bringing together over 1,500 telecom professionals from both cable and wireless carriers to converge on virtualization, automation, transport, the edge, and more. 

Attend our keynote on EDGE compute: 5 design considerations and visit our booth #B701 to meet with our executive team. Find out why you’ll need to rethink your product strategy in the 5G era and how storage is playing a critical role in helping maximize your ROI. 

May 6: 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm 
May 7: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm 
May 8: 8:50 am - 5:35 pm 


Oded Sagee

Senior Director Devices group


EDGE compute: 5 design considerations

May 8, 2019 | 12:05pm -12:25 PM

As networks and compute environments evolve, so do the tradeoffs between local/remote and centralized/decentralized locations. One thing is clear: in the past five years, the amount of data being generated, transferred, and stored is already massive and is expected to reach 850ZB by 2021*. 5G brings a new level of network abilities and data transfer rates that set the stage for many desired rich media and real time applications. In the past, general purpose storage capabilities greatly exceeded any network, data and application requirements; however, with the aforementioned enhancements and the insurgence of end points, edge computing and cloud capabilities, general purpose storage no longer cuts it. Today and in the future, storage has to meet various types of use cases, workloads and environments and is becoming an integral part of the design of any network, data base or application. Without clearly defining storage from the end point (through edge and cloud looking at both user and application needs) 5G and future environments will not rise to their full potential.

*Source: Cisco VNI Nov’18; Intel; WDC analysis


Influence of 5G on IoT & Data Analytics

May 8, 2019 | 4:30pm -4:45 PM

Data-intensive applications and an increasing reliance on wireless transmission of sensor data have created new levels of demand on provider transport network infrastructure and bandwidth. The increase in workload, data density and prioritization of revenue-driven traffic along with the subsequent reduction in administrative bandwidth allocation is driving a reconsideration of centralized data capture and analysis associated with system management, security and regulatory compliance. We will explore some alternative approaches to traditional centralized data management and analytics that enable faster response and allow providers to maximize bandwidth availability for client traffic.


Phil Sciuto

Director of Solutions Architecture

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