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Dimitris Mavrakis

Networks

Area of expertise: Mobile broadband, LTE, Wi-Fi, small cells, SDN, network APIs, backhaul.

“As the IT and telco worlds begin to align, mobile operators are starting to realize that their networks are facing a critical crossroads which can lead to either innovation or stagnation. Although SDN, NFV and WebRTC are perceived as either opportunities or threats, all operators agree that the need to evolve their business, technology and culture is now a must.”

Dimitris Mavrakis is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media. He is part of the Networks team where he covers a range of topics including LTE, Wi-Fi, small cells, SDN, virtualization, network APIs and identifying emerging strategies for the mobile business.

Dimitris is also actively involved in Informa’s consulting business and has led several projects on behalf of Tier-1 operators and key vendors.

Dimitris has over 10 years experience in the telecommunications market. He has a strong background in mobile and fixed networks and an in-depth understanding of market dynamics in the telecoms business. In the past, Dimitris has worked as a project leader to perform network measurements and road tests. In his academic career, he has led a team of researchers to produce pioneering research and acclaimed publications.

Dimitris holds a PhD in Mobile Communications and an MSc in Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey.

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