As CIO and CTO of Swisscom, Heinz Herren sets the service and ICT provider's technology direction and oversees its deployment and continued operation.
In April, Swisscom launched a new IP core network, deploying a new architecture for a transport network that will run separately from the provider's services and products. The goal is to reduce complexity in order to attain higher availability, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Separating the transport network also empowers Swisscom to make adjustments faster and independently of other business units.
As both chief technology and chief information officer of Swisscom, Heinz Herren played a key role in selecting and working with partner Huawei on the design and deployment. Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana recently interviewed Herren about the deployment and life wearing two technology-leadership hats at a valued at $23.9 billion, ranked 561 on the Forbes 2000.
Herren is also the first executive to be profiled in our debut C-suite feature, which will include Q&As with leaders on topics related to cable, telecom, regulatory issues and other subjects covered in BBWN. Click on the first image for this short slideshow.
Kirsten Rundberget, open strategy lead at Fujitsu Network, discusses the industry's advances — and challenges — in the complex yet beneficial area of open technologies, and why service providers should get involved, even if they don't yet plan to deploy.
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on Thursday, November 1 at 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. UK as Ronan Kelly, CTO, EMEA & APAC Regions at ADTRAN, explores the five pillars of network integrity -- a topic he discussed during his recent Broadband World Forum keynote. Register now!
Fast, reliable broadband is essential to how we live, work and play today – and the upcoming arrival of 5G will only further increase demand and reliance on fiber infrastructure. Already viewed by consumers as intolerable, delays, outages or the regular maintenance difficulties associated with operating a network will become further exacerbated when residential subscribers further rely on connected devices for day-to-day life. Just as providers deploy network automation tools to reduce operational issues, they must take similar care to manage consumer expectations when they roll out fiber or new services. This webinar features leaders who will discuss how to manage marketing and consumer expectations at every stage of the network lifecycle. Marketing professionals, c-level executives and policymakers interested in drumming up fiber envy should attend.