About Ulrich Kohn

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As Director of Technical Marketing, Ulrich Kohn translates market requirements into highly competitive solutions based on ADVA Optical Networking products. With global experience in communication systems for Fixed & Mobile as well as enterprises and governments, Ulrich is familiar with the challenges and pain points of today’s networks and is able to show how the latest technology provides answers and an economic, future-proof path forward.

Communication service providers are adopting a range of approaches to 5G. Some are focusing on fixed wireless access as a substitute to copper or fiber transport. Others see huge opportunities in accessing sensors with new narrowband radio access technologies such as NB-IoT and LTE-M. There is also great value in end-to-end virtualization, aka slicing, for offering customized private mobile networks to enterprises and governments ...

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Inflexible and monolithic transport network solutions are little use when it comes to meeting the agile connectivity requirements of the cloud, 5G and IoT. Networks must be able to respond immediately to changing bandwidth needs. Complex network planning and time-consuming, failure-prone manual provisioning processes are no longer an option. Networks need to support and eventually replace slow processes with automation and intelligent control ...

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Posted by Ulrich Kohn on October 01, 2018

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Imagine you have developed a video to promote network neutrality. As you upload it to a video server, the network does not establish the required connection. You want to know what the problem is, so you ask: “Hi network, what’s wrong?” The response comes as a surprise: “The content of this video conflicts with my interests; I do not want you to upload this video!” This is autonomous networking! The network has its own identity and agenda; it acts according to its own interests ...

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Communication service providers will remember the days when service innovation cycles took many months or even years. The process was long and troublesome, starting with the operator’s idea for a new service, followed by detailed technical discussions with the network supplier, feasibility studies and estimations of related development efforts. Contracts for feature extensions were signed. As new hardware became available, system integration and testing had to be performed. Finally, a new service could be launched. By this stage, many months or even years had passed and the conditions that made the service attractive in the first place may no longer exist ...

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It seems that 234 years after Immanuel Kant urged humans to have the courage to use their own understanding, the need to reason for ourselves is being removed altogether. As developments like artificial intelligence and machine learning find their way into every aspect of our business and social lives, our autonomy is steadily being replaced by the autonomy of systems ...

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