5G Core Implementation Benefits & Challenges
As the deployment of 5G networks become more prevalent around the world, it is vital for service providers to reap the full benefits of their upgraded network infrastructure. To do such, the cloud native based 5G core is a foundational element that when transformed unlocks the many benefits sought by the service providers that provides the enhanced experiences for end users. This keynote will address the key benefits that the stand alone 5G core provides while also exploring the new challenges facing the industry including power management, security and service assurance. Come hear how our partners and customers are utilizing built-in features of the Intel architecture that address these challenges while improving performance and sustainability.
Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division (WCND) within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, he is responsible for driving Intel’s business across service provider wireline access networks (broadband, cable) as well as the wireless core networks. WCND is specifically focused on the industry transition to virtualized and cloud native solutions along with the 5G next generation core to edge network.
Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel® in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.
Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from the University of Washington
Vice President and General Manager, Wireline and Core, Network Division, Intel
In his role of chief architect for telco partner solutions, Fatih has been involved over several years in Kubernetes and OpenStack communities, influencing development and ecosystem cultivation, including for workloads specific to telecom, media, and entertainment needs. Prior to joining Red Hat, Fatih held roles at Google, Verizon Wireless, Canonical Ubuntu, and Ericsson. He holds an MSc degree in information technology and a BSc degree in electronics engineering.
Chief Architect for Telco Partner Solutions, Red Hat