Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

Webinar: The Pursuit of a Sustainable 5G – The Experts Take

5G Event and Webinars
Date : 2021-1-28

Telecoms represents one of the wealthiest industries today, boasting more than 5.3 billion users and earning $1.38 trillion in service revenues. The pursuit of new generations of wireless has for decades driven demand for new technologies and services, set the stage for our current race to 5G, and placed increasing pressure on global energy reserves.

A recent report by InterDigital and ABI Research reveals the energy consumption of the wireless industry is poised to grow a staggering 160% by 2030. Unlike previous wireless generations, the expected ubiquity and flexibility, and subsequent energy demands, of 5G make it a blessing and a curse for an industry bracing for a burgeoning environmental impact. Tackling one of our industry’s greatest environmental challenges to enable 5G’s looming potential will require contributions and solutions from across the supply chain and network infrastructure to make our wireless future as sustainable as possible.

This webinar will feature diverse expert perspectives from around the wireless ecosystem to identify the emerging challenges, and some unexpected new solutions, on the path to enjoy a more sustainable 5G and wireless future.


Featured Speakers


Saad Ahmad


Saad leads the 5G Core Network Standardization Project at Interdigital with focus development of 5G Core Network Research and Standardization within the context of next generation 3GPP standards. Saad has over 10 years of experience in the wireless research (LTE and 5G/NR) both on the device and the infrastructure side mainly on System Architecture standards. He has been regular delegate for 3GPP CT1 working group in the past and currently is the lead delegate for Interdigital in 3GPP SA and SA2 standard groups.



Ana Maria Galindo


Ana Galindo-Serrano received her Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverria (ISPJAE), La Habana in 2007. In 2012 she received her Ph.D in Telecommunication Engineering at the Signal Theory and Communication department (TSC) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. Her work during that period was concerning self-organization techniques for heterogeneous networks. In 2013 she worked at Orange Labs, Paris as Postdoctoral Research Fellow and her research was about Radio Environmental Maps (REM) performance evaluation. In 2014 she joined Orange Labs, Paris as Research Engineer working on 5G communications with a focused on the mission critical communications until 2020. Currently, she is responsible of green ITN performance & communication at Orange Labs and leader on the Green Future Networks project at NGMN.



Nishant Gautam


Nishant Gautam works in Nokia Solutions and Networks and has almost 20 years of Telecom Experience with varied exposure in Services, Product & Solutions Management and Business Management areas. He is currently leading the Base Station Platform Management function in Nokia and is responsible for BTS Product Management and long term evolution across all Radio Access Technologies. He is also responsible for Base Station Energy Efficiency analysis and related roadmaps.



Dimitris Mavrakis – Moderator
Senior Research Director, ABI Research


Dimitris Mavrakis, Senior Research Director, manages ABI Research’s telco network coverage, including telco cloud platforms, digital transformation, and mobile network infrastructure. Research topics include AI and machine learning technologies, telco software and applications, network operating systems, SDN, NFV, LTE diversity, and 5G.

Prior to joining ABI Research, Dimitris was a Principal Analyst with Ovum, covering telco network infrastructure and leading research in SDN and NFV. At Ovum, Dimitris was involved in thought leadership regarding the future of networks and led more than 50 projects on behalf of Tier One operators and vendors. Prior to Ovum, Dimitris was a Senior and Principal Analyst for Informa Telecoms & Media, after having led and performed road tests on behalf of Tier One network operators around the world.


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