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Key Trends in Private Networks in 2023

Interested in learning more about upcoming trends in Private Wireless network design?

Watch this roundtable discussion about the top trends in Private Wireless networks, featuring speakers from iBwave, Celona and the Utah Educational Network, moderated by industry analyst Dean Bubley, who has also recently authored an iBwave eBook on this topic. The session decodes the real-world developments with CBRS in the US and across the international private cellular market, separating reality from hype, and examining what is changing and why.

Key topics covered includes:

  • How fast is the industry moving from mature 4G LTE to genuine private 5G? What’s enabling the shift, and what differences does it make?
  • How can companies deploying private networks move beyond trials and proofs-of-concept to real, scaled production systems? What does the process look like?
  • Which verticals and use-cases are getting the most traction? Which are still relatively slow, and what can be done to assist them?
  • In theory, Wi-Fi and private 5G can work well together for enterprises. But is this happening in practice yet, or are they still separate worlds?
  • What differences are there between international markets? Can companies standardise across their global footprint, or is each project different?

Moderated by:

Dean Bubley, Founder of Disruptive Analysis and industry thought leader

Dean Bubley, Director, Disruptive Analysis Ltd.
Network Technology & Futures Analyst / Consultant Senior Director

Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) is a well-known industry thought leader and the Founder of Disruptive Analysis, an independent technology industry analyst and consulting firm. An analyst and futurist with over 25 years’ experience, he specializes in wireless, mobile, and telecoms fields.


Mehmet Yavuz
Co-Founder and CTO,

Mehmet Yavuz

Jim Stewart
Chief Technology Officer, Utah Education Network

Jim Stewart

Nazim Choudhury
Director Market Development, iBwave

Nazim Choudhury

About the Panelists

Mehmet Yavuz
Mehmet is the co-founder and CTO at Celona where he provides the technology vision for the networking platform for enterprise 5G. Previously he was the CTO of Ruckus Wireless and VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Corporate R&D. While at Qualcomm, Mehmet has led LTE small cells group and 1000x initiative in Qualcomm Research including areas such as Self Organizing Networks, Neutral Host services, LTE in Unlicensed or Shared Bands, and the work on 5G Internet of Things (IoT) networks for industrial IoT applications. Mehmet has more than 160 issued patents with USPTO and received Qualcomm IP Excellence Award in 2013. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jim Stewart
Jim Stewart has worked with technology for more than 45 years. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Utah Education and Telehealth Network. UETN connects more than 1800 sites comprising participants from Public Education, Higher Education, libraries, health care facilities and more. He also serves as the infrastructure chair on the Internet2 Network Architecture, Operations and Policy Program Advisory Group, as a Trustee for the Utah SAINT Organization and SAINTCON security conference and recently served with the IEE/ACM Super Computing conferences as the SC19 SCinet Chair and the SC22 Exhibits Chair.

He is also a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in economics, a discipline that has interested him nearly his entire life.

Nazim Choudhury
Nazim Choudhury, Director Market Development, joined iBwave in 2012 after spending several years working with Various OEM and integrators such as Ericsson and SNC-Lavalin. With Over a decade of experience in the telecommunication domain Nazim works closely with Network operators worldwide on refining, standardizing and optimizing their deployment lifecycles with the use of iBwave’s software suite of products.

Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Nazim’s current mandate revolves around new product integration and Market Development, with a specific focus on Converged Networks.  His area of expertise extends to, Cloud Architecture, FTTX Networks, Radio Access networks, IOT, public safety, security, in-building wireless/wireline networks and Wi-Fi technology.

Nazim has a B.Engineering. with a specialization in Computer Science from Concordia University.