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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00am (PST)

You’ve seen the hype. 5G is coming. Unfortunately it’s not anytime real soon. Consumers will need to upgrade their devices, mobile operators will need to deploy tons of new equipment to provide for uninterrupted wireless 5G service in dense metro areas, and the industry will need to understand the use cases for 5G and how to monetize them. One clear opportunity for 5G is streaming video. Cisco has long been saying through their Visual Networking Index report that mobile IP traffic is largely video. Does that mean the bandwidth afforded by 5G will enable more streaming? Higher quality streaming? But 5G will also enable a more responsive edge network. Could that affect the mobile streaming experience, enabling more interactive opportunities? In this webinar, we will explore what 5G means to streaming, how video distributors can take advantage of the 5G opportunities, and when we can expect to see broad adoption and impact.

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Topics Covered

  1. There is a lot of hype about 5G in the market. What are the differences in the different mobile offerings right now and what does it mean for streaming at this time?
  2. What are the technical challenges operators face with mobile streaming and how will 5G alleviate some of those problems?
  3. What video streaming problems doesn’t 5G solve?
  4. Even if 5G provides more bandwidth from the tower to the device, where are the bottlenecks in the operator network? Does 5G do anything to improve those?
  5. Will 5G technology enable operators to deploy eMBMS solutions?
  6. How can 5G improve the edge of the network? What kind of streaming video use cases and applications might we see with a more responsive and high-throughput edge?
  7. How can streaming in the home benefit from 5G? Does it just come down to more bandwidth?
  8. What do streaming platform operators need to keep in mind with regards to video quality over 5G? Will everything be 4K?
  9. What can streaming platform operators do in the short- and long-term to get ready to take advantage of 5G streaming?
  10. What’s the timeframe look like for streaming and network operators to truly take advantage of 5G streaming?

Panelists

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Brian Stevenson ( at Streaming Video Alliance (SME))

Brian Stevenson makes stuff up for a living. He is a passionate innovator, prolific patent filer, serial technology entrepreneur and an alumna of 5 successful start-ups that have helped shaped today’s entertainment experience while bringing joy and excitement into the lives of millions of people. A huge proponent of IP based content processing and delivery, Brian has built many ground-breaking IP products and solutions for Operators, Studios and Content Owners, all while fostering the shift to “Cloud Native” and SaaS infrastructures and business models.

Brian is a regular contributor to SMPTE, SCTE, and a frequent speaker at industry events on topics as diverse as Edge Computing, VR/AR & Haptics, and AI & Inference.

Humberto La Roche (Principal Engineer at Cisco)

Humberto has over 20 years of telecommunications and data networking experience. Over the course of his career, he has coded software for network planning, used it to design networks, specified requirements for transport products, and worked with many service providers.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow at Verizon)

Accomplished Telecommunications professional with extensive experience in launching new and strategic products and services. Laser sharp Focus on technology innovation in areas of web-based media and cloud-based platforms. Skilled at service and product definition, system and network architecture, market and technology assessment and business process engineering,

Holder of US Patent for innovative design of enabling a mechanism for online ordering content such as video-on-demand. The mechanism allows ordering via a set-top-box on a TV or Internet-based online ordering. Content can be rendered on a TV or any device connected to the Internet. The mechanism also simultaneously initiates provisioning and billing of the asset on the underlying Network and Operations & Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) granting either perpetual ownership license and/or setting time-limit for rentals based on type of purchase. [US Patent: 9446261]

Thierry Fautier (VP, Video Strategy at Harmonic)

As Vice President of Video Strategy at Harmonic, Thierry Fautier is in charge of defining and driving
the execution of the long-term strategy of Harmonic’s video business. In addition, Thierry is the current
President of the Ultra HD Forum, the global organization responsible for promoting market adoption of
UHD by defining industry best practices for the phased introduction of the wide set of technologies that
will facilitate the next-generation viewing experience. An experienced speaker, he has presented at
leading industry conferences throughout the world.

Brian Stevenson ( at Streaming Video Alliance (SME))

Brian Stevenson makes stuff up for a living. He is a passionate innovator, prolific patent filer, serial technology entrepreneur and an alumna of 5 successful start-ups that have helped shaped today’s entertainment experience while bringing joy and excitement into the lives of millions of people. A huge proponent of IP based content processing and delivery, Brian has built many ground-breaking IP products and solutions for Operators, Studios and Content Owners, all while fostering the shift to “Cloud Native” and SaaS infrastructures and business models.

Brian is a regular contributor to SMPTE, SCTE, and a frequent speaker at industry events on topics as diverse as Edge Computing, VR/AR & Haptics, and AI & Inference.

Humberto La Roche (Principal Engineer at Cisco)

Humberto has over 20 years of telecommunications and data networking experience. Over the course of his career, he has coded software for network planning, used it to design networks, specified requirements for transport products, and worked with many service providers.

Sanjay Mishra (Associate Fellow at Verizon)

Accomplished Telecommunications professional with extensive experience in launching new and strategic products and services. Laser sharp Focus on technology innovation in areas of web-based media and cloud-based platforms. Skilled at service and product definition, system and network architecture, market and technology assessment and business process engineering,

Holder of US Patent for innovative design of enabling a mechanism for online ordering content such as video-on-demand. The mechanism allows ordering via a set-top-box on a TV or Internet-based online ordering. Content can be rendered on a TV or any device connected to the Internet. The mechanism also simultaneously initiates provisioning and billing of the asset on the underlying Network and Operations & Billing Support Systems (OSS/BSS) granting either perpetual ownership license and/or setting time-limit for rentals based on type of purchase. [US Patent: 9446261]

Thierry Fautier (VP, Video Strategy at Harmonic)

As Vice President of Video Strategy at Harmonic, Thierry Fautier is in charge of defining and driving
the execution of the long-term strategy of Harmonic’s video business. In addition, Thierry is the current
President of the Ultra HD Forum, the global organization responsible for promoting market adoption of
UHD by defining industry best practices for the phased introduction of the wide set of technologies that
will facilitate the next-generation viewing experience. An experienced speaker, he has presented at
leading industry conferences throughout the world.

Moderated by Dom Robinson

Co-Founder, Director, and Creative Firestarter

Dom has been pioneering in the IP audio and video streaming space since his first webcast in 1996. He has produced many thousands of live webcasts, helped put Number 10, Parliament, Glastonbury, BT, SkySports, Nasdaq, Reuters and many many others online with their streaming strategies, and is an inventor on several patents in the space. Dom currently leads the Innovation and Business Development for his company id3as: leaders in IT Broadcast Workflow engineering for cloud infrastructure.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. You can find out more about membership here.

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