Session: Network Modernisation for 5G and Beyond
Today, we are moving towards a digital remote world where bandwidth demand is going to be humongous, and we need to remain prepared for it by upgrading our networks. New developments are happening in the field of information and communication technologies, but careful consideration needs to be done to decide which technology should be adapted at different layers - access, aggregation, and core area of the network.
The goal of this session is to establish the future possibilities that 5G can bring for us, but it also highlights that essential steps should be taken in the right direction so that 5G can achieve what it promises. Even though massive Optical Network deployment can be time-consuming and costly, but it is a wise and important decision to address the insatiable bandwidth demands in this virtual world.
It’s a thing of the past that fiber-optic networks and wireless networks were thought of as competing technologies, but today, they are required to work together to offer a more cohesive internet experience across fixed and mobile applications. As the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity promises greater bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and massive machine-type communication, let’s understand how the future lies in fiber-optic technologies to achieve an ever-connected world driven by IoT, AI, ML, AR and VR.
With a Master of Technology in Networked Systems, Richa Daga is as technical as you can get. She is working as a Software Engineer at Cisco and has vast work experience in the telecom and optical networking domain. Prior to this, she worked at Ciena and has developed cutting-edge products supporting data traffic up to terabits of speed. Her passion lies in technologies and chipsets that connect the world.
She was the chairperson of the IEEE Women in Engineering group of her alma mater and is a core member of the ‘She Speaks Bureau’ global initiative, supporting the cause of Diversity and Inclusion. She has been a host and judge at national level women hackathons and has technical papers published in national conferences, receiving the best orator award at many gatherings. She received an outstanding student volunteer award in the Women in Engineering field in AGM-2011 by the Delhi section of IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
She is an IoT Thought Leader and speaker at Internet of Things Community’s ‘IoT Slam’ conferences where she had shared her insights on several disruptive technologies in her past talks. She is also a technical author at global Enterprise Viewpoint Publication and IEEE Newsletter for their Smart Cities special edition.
Richa believes in investing in knowledge and sharing with other technical communities globally. She is based out of New Delhi, India.