5G Network Evolution E2E & Transport Requirements

Alexander Tikhonov


Vice President, Global Head of Customer Solutions Architects, Nokia

As the Global Head of Customer Solutions Architects for Nokia, Alexander is responsible for supporting the business growth with the end-to-end Customer Network Solutions in the diverse global markets. Having spent more than 15 years in Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and Alcatel, Alexander has held several senior management positions in sales, business development and services. Prior to his current role, he was Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent in Russia, for the Eastern European and Central Asian market, which covered sales and services as well as the Joint Venture with Rostechnologii, and R&D centre. Born in USSR, and based in Belgium, Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Laser and Optoelectronics from Moscow State Technical University n.a. Bauman

Ragheed Al-Dabbagh


Head of Optical Networks Product Management, Architecture & Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Ragheed is the Nokia Asia Pacific head of Optical Networks Product Management, Architecture, and Consulting. Having previously led Optical business development for Oceania, in the IP & Optical Networks Division at Nokia as well as various other technical engineering roles. He has over 10 years experience in the Telecommunications industry with particular expertise in the area of Transport Networks (xWDM, OTN, Packet, T-SDN).

Prior to joining Nokia, Ragheed worked for Pacific Broadband Networks (PBN) as an xPON R&D engineer before joining Vicom Australia as an Optical test & measurement specialist.

Born in Baghdad, Iraq and educated in Australia. Ragheed received his undergraduate double degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, where he graduated with honors and specialized in Photonics and Fibre Optic Transmission Systems. He currently resides in Shanghai, China.

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