Episode 4: Connected Horizons - Exploring the Dynamic Landscape of Mobile Network Technology

September 1, 2023 Al Balasco

Over the past few decades, we have witnessed an explosive evolution of digital engagements from the early days of basic mobile phones and voice communications to the use of AI and machine learning, video analytics, and connected everything potential with 5G networks. This expansion has not only connected people globally but has also transformed industries. In this episode, we'll explore the changes seen in the mobile market in the UK and globally, and the trends shaping the future of digital communications. 

Our guest is Nick Johnson, the Head of the UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) – a consortium of universities, private industry, and government stakeholders who are working together to stimulate the UK telecom industry.

This podcast covers UKTIN's perspective on:

1. The advancement of private mobile networks in the UK.

2. The innovative applications and services in the mobile network space.

3. How different technologies are affecting stakeholders and helping facilitate new innovative services or operational efficiencies within next-gen networks.

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About the Author

Al Balasco

Al Balasco is the Head of Media, Core and Applications Business. Prior to his current role, he was the Sr. Director of Product Management for the Media Server business. Before joining Radisys in October 2010, Al was the Director of Product Management in Avaya Inc.’s Unified Communications business unit where he was responsible for the delivery of a variety of collaboration solutions and partnerships. Prior to Avaya, Mr. Balasco was the Vice President of Product Management at Spectel and was instrumental in defining the company’s VOIP conferencing and collaboration strategy. He also served as Director of Marketing for Sonexis Inc. and Director of Product Management at Brooktrout Software. Mr. Balasco has over 25 years of product management, business development and marketing experience in the telecommunications industry and has an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

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