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Network insights in the time of COVID-19 and beyond: What we learned and best practices for big-data analytics to improve the internet and network services

Date: 12 May 2020
Time: 9:00am EDT // 4:00pm Helsinki time
Duration: 45 minutes

With the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband connectivity has become our lifeline. We use internet connections at our homes to connect to our work environments (now all virtual), get the news, communicate and interact with family and friends, and for entertainment, too.

Our reliance on broadband connections has created a massive spike in the internet traffic across service providers' networks worldwide. Traffic increases that generally happen in a year - occurred in a matter of days.

At Nokia Deepfield, we work with the largest service providers globally, helping them to understand better what is going on in their networks – in real time. Since first lockdowns, we have been looking at the internet and service providers' networks and we have analyzed data from networks around the globe – from China and Asia-Pacific to Europe and the Americas.

In this session, we will share our insights and findings on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the internet and service providers' networks worldwide. We will also and best practices on how to keep your networks prepared for the future.

  • Applications
    • Changed usage and traffic patterns
    • Flash events and their effect on the network
    • New realities of video streaming and videoconferencing
    • The cloud is coming to help: Changes in internet service delivery chain
  • Macro effects on the overall network traffic
    • New weekday and weekend traffic patterns and volumes
    • Network security in the time of COVID-19
  • Brief overview of Nokia Deepfield: Using detailed network insights for keeping your networks running and ensuring the quality of experience for your customers
  • Looking into the future: How much of these network changes will be permanent?


Alex Pavlovic, Director of Product marketing, Nokia Deepfield (moderator)

Alex's telecommunications career spans over 25 years and many environments: academia, regulatory, consulting, and Tier-1 hardware and software telecom vendors. Currently, Alex is Nokia Deepfield global marketing lead. He is also a firm believer in cutting-edge technologies like 5G and big data-driven networking. Alex obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF) at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr Craig Labovitz, CTO, Nokia Deepfield

Craig (Dr. Craig Labovitz) co-founded Deepfield in 2011, which was acquired by Nokia in January 2017, and became a part of Nokia's IP and Optical Networks. Currently, Dr. Labovitz has a role of Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Deepfield portfolio of Network Intelligence, Analytics and DDoS Security products. Dr. Labovitz received his PhD. and MSE from the University of Michigan.

Guiu Fabregas, EMEA Business Consulting, Nokia Deepfield

Guiu Fabregas is a Product Manager and a Consulting Engineer at Nokia, with responsibility for the Nokia Deepfield solution in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. During his career, Guiu has held a variety of network-related roles including Network Engineer, IPTV Solution Architect, New Products Introduction Engineer and Consulting Engineer for the Nokia IP/MPLS and Nuage Networks portfolios and solutions. Guiu holds an MSc in Information and Communication Technology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain.