John Baker

Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Business Development

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John Baker

Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Business Development

A veteran of the mobile industry, board member for 5G Americas, and sought-after industry speaker, John Baker leads the 5G team at Mavenir, intent on disrupting the market by transforming operator network economics.

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John Baker

Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Business Development

John Baker is the Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Business Development at Mavenir. A veteran of the mobile industry, board member for 5G Americas, and sought-after industry speaker, John Baker leads the 5G team at Mavenir, intent on disrupting the market by transforming operator network economics.

A visionary and driving force behind Mavenir’s business strategy, John is at the forefront of the company’s drive to change operator views on wireless infrastructure deployment—promoting a software-focused approach to innovation, with no ties to supporting legacy hardware.

Prior to joining Mavenir, John held senior positions with leading wireless companies, including:

  • GM Mobility Infrastructure at Spirent Communications
  • VP & GM Network Solutions at CommScope
  • VP & GM Base Stations at Nokia
  • VP of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Pacific Bell Mobile Services

John also contributed significantly to the development of the GSM standards. He graduated with an Honors Degree in Electrical Electronic Engineering from Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. John is frequently quoted in major wireless industry publications including Wireless Week, Fierce Wireless, Light Reading, SDX Central, RCR Wireless and Mobile World Live.

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The founding fathers envisioned open interfaces, but what we need to make sure of is the definition of open interfaces evolves with technology. As we move and 2G to 3G to 4G to 5G, and 6G, then standards need to be open and that’s got to be a message to the whole community. We should all really ensure that interfaces don’t become controlled by any one large incumbent and to the extent that the consumer loses the benefit of open and interoperable technology.

– John Baker

Speaking Appearances

Open RAN: The Next Step

Watch the session at Mobile World Congress (MWC22): Open RAN, the Next Step, as Mavenir’s John Baker addresses Open RAN, the progress made, and the future.

Legacy Networks and Open RAN – A Meeting of the Two Minds

Watch as Mavenir’s John Baker, SVP, Business Development participates in the “Legacy Networks and Open RAN – A Meeting of the Two Minds” panel discussion from the Open RAN Summit event.

The Open vRAN Continuum

Watch Mavenir’s John Baker, SVP, Business Development deliver a keynote on ‘The Open vRAN Continuum’ at the Big 5G Event 2021 in Denver.

Developing an Ecosystem for vRAN

Moving to a virtual RAN solution can help mobile operators prepare for future innovation and growth, allowing them to more easily develop new applications and services, or leverage third-party, cloud-native applications, as they upgrade and scale their networks to meet increasing user demand. But what is the market opportunity for vRAN, and how exactly should telcos proceed?

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