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

Recent Speaking Topics

Leadership Newsroom

Big 5G Event & 6G Summit

31 August - 02 September 2021

Connect with Mavenir during the Big 5G Event 2021, virtually and in Denver. Mavenir will be exhibiting in the main hall and participating in the 6G Summit on August 31st. Key speakers from Mavenir will include Bejoy Pankajakshan and John Baker discussing topics such as 6G initiatives and Open vRAN. 

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6GSymposium Fall

21 September - 22 September 2021

Join Mavenir's John Baker, SVP, Business Development at 6GSymposium Fall as he discusses ‘Shaping the Future with O-RAN: Interoperability Vs Zero-Touch Control’ on September 22nd.

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Telekom Tech Grounds

28 June 2021

Join John Baker during Telekom Tech Grounds for discussion on the industry journey towards O-RAN, recent progress and the challenges still ahead. Hear from industry leaders shaping Open RAN on key aspects like interoperability and integration, power consumption, operationalizing Open RAN and the holy grail of automation.

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