John Baker

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SVP, Business Development

John Baker

John Baker is the Senior Vice President of 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.

Keynotes and presentations John Baker typically covers:

  • OpenRAN and 5G Network Economics
  • Transforming Mobile Network Economics of 4G/5G
  • 4G to 5G – Evolution not Revolution


Webinar: OpenRAN – What It Is and What It Means for Rural Operators

John Baker discusses the Capex/Opex savings of OpenRAN, and how it’s being deployed in different parts of the world. Watch the educational session specifically designed for Rural Operators available in Mavenir’s resource library.

Recent Speaking Topics

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O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit

29 June 2021

Join Mavenir's John Baker, SVP of Business Development, during the O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit on June 29th for the very latest industry updates on the progress of O-RAN.

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MWC Barcelona 2021

28 June - 01 July 2021

Mavenir is building the future of networks and pioneering advanced technology, focusing on the vision of a single, software-based automated network that runs on any cloud.

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Dell Technologies Telecom Transformation Event

09 June - 10 June 2021

Michael Dell, Dennis Hoffman and other business and technology leaders for a special online event to learn more about how Dell Technologies is creating the open, modern ecosystem that will accelerate telecommunication industry innovation and communication service provider revenue growth.

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