Network traffic grows at a near exponential rate, and available spectrum to the Communications Service Providers will increase significantly. Operators will need to add 30% capacity every year while keeping both OPEX and CAPEX under control. In addition, the network architecture is further impacted by disaggregation, openness and virtualization. Ericsson Business Area Networks Wanted Position is to create highly scalable, cost competitive, modular platforms offering lowest total cost of ownership, best user experience & smooth network transformation to 5G.
Clarity in architecture, from customer need to deployment, is essential in order to increase quality in the field, with zero faults vision and reduced lead time from customer need to network deployment, while at the same time evolving networks to leverage and deliver the best in automation through pro-active network insights and analytics enabled solutions.
Product differentiation, depending on innovation and new technologies, is also to an increasing extent dependent on efficient development and delivery of fundamental enabling technologies, ranging from simple cooling solutions for a complex system all the way up to SoC and SW technologies. The digitalization of several functions on sub-system level increases the importance of the SoC in a system. As the need increases, we also see that the industry landscape supporting several enabling technologies including SoCs is consolidating.
This Keynote will delve into the dilemma of quicker innovation needed in enabling technologies to support complex systems in a consolidating and geo-politically polarized industry landscape.
Biography: Preeti Nagarajan is Head of Strategy for Networks at Ericsson since December 2018. She is responsible for the business development of the networks operations and provides strategic direction to how the company invests in existing and future networks portfolio. Prior to her role, she headed up R&D for multi-standard radio and indoor products, contributing to advancing the company vision through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. She also led Industry Area Telecom at group level working with diverse telecom strategies, and thought leadership for next-generation technologies such as 5G. Nagarajan joined Ericsson in 2006 as a systems engineer and trainee. She has held various leadership positions as well as worked within customer project management, strategic product management and portfolio strategy in Sweden and in Japan. Prior to Ericsson she worked with broadband access networks and was a network engineer intern at Verizon in the US. She graduated from Madras University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering. She holds a Dual Master’s degree from University of North Texas and has specialization in Wireless Communication from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Her interests include antenna spotting, cycling, photography and singing.