Markus Gruber, Nokia Bell Labs, Germany
Markus Gruber manages the Radio Network Automation Department within the End-to-End Network & Service Automation Lab of Nokia Bell Labs. He received a diploma degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Stuttgart and a diploma degree in telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, in 2002. Markus then joined the Max Planck Society and received a PhD in computer science from the University of Tübingen in 2006. Ever since he has been with Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) where he did research on self-organizing networks and their advancements in future networks. He contributed to 3GPP standardization, worked in various European projects, and is one of the organizers of the annual workshop IWSON.
5G as an End-to-End Vision
This talk will discuss the Nokia end-to-end vision of how networks will evolve towards a new digital era. We will start with an introduction to the Nokia Future X architecture and how we create a cloud-integrated network. However, it is not only the evolving cloud infrastructure, but also the other additional degrees of freedom of 5G and their resulting daunting complexity that require dramatic improvements in network automation. In order to achieve seemingly infinite scalability in this environment, information and contextualization will play a pivotal role. From a business perspective, 5G will be the enabler platform for Industry 4.0 in which multiple dimensions of sensing and connectivity are embedded in billions of objects.