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.
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun — and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON – and we haven’t even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?
Since waiting is often not the best option, let’s demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.
In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:
Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
How to prepare their networks for the future – whatever it may hold.