Lorenzo Casaccia, Vice President of Technical Standards, IP Qualcomm Europe, Inc. has been with Qualcomm since 2000. During that time he’s had a variety of roles related to wireless communication, including research and system design, regulatory aspects, product management, and technical standardization. He currently leads a team of engineers across three continents driving Qualcomm’s activities in 3GPP, the standards body designing technologies for 4G and 5G.
Fascinating & rather heretical presentation by @Qualcomm on the 6G Core workshop – suggesting that maybe a new architecture is needed that massively reduces role/complexity of the core
Is most slicing-skeptic I’ve seen from a big vendor
(Sorry don’t have screenshots)
— Dean Bubley (@disruptivedean) September 12, 2023
At the recent NIST/IEEE Future Networks 6G Core Networks Workshop he was able to bring in his experience to deliver a fantastic talk looking at how the mobile network architecture has diverged from the Data Networks (Internet) architecture and how this has limited innovation in the mobile networks.
He concludes by providing a solution on how to fix this network architecture in 6G by limiting any new services going in the control plane as well as ensuring over the time all services move to the user plane. The control plane will then stop being ‘G’ specific which will benefit the network innovation in the long term.
There is no provision to embed the video so please look at the top of the page here. Lorenzo’s talk starts at 03:03:50. The Q&A session for the panel starts at 03:53:20 for anyone interested.