David is Ribbon's Head of IP Solutions and IP Portfolio Marketing, where he focuses on the company's IP transport portfolio and IP-enabled solutions for 4G and 5G Mobile Transport, mission-critical industries and defense, homeland security and government. He is an experienced professional with extensive telecommunications knowledge gained from working across all infrastructure technologies including SDH/SONET, Fixed and Wireless Access, IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, PON, Optical Transport and Network Management. Before Ribbon, David held roles in Development, Systems Engineering, Product Strategy and Product Management at a number of companies including Marconi, Fujitsu, Lucent Technologies and Nokia. He brings this proven combination of marketing, technology and product strategy expertise to his current marketing role at Ribbon.
David Stokes discusses the key capabilities the IP Optical Xhaul network requires to support 5G slicing in this video interview.