The Besen Group CEO Alex Besen to speak at MWC Barcelona 2024

February 20, 2024

Washington, DC

The Besen Group, an international mobile data industry management consulting practice headquartered in the Washington DC area, with representatives in Paris and Tokyo, announced The Besen Group's CEO, Alex Besen, will moderate the session titled "To Go Private or To Slice?" on Thursday February 29th from 10am - 10:45am CET at MWC Barcelona 2024.

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Session Title: To Go Private or To Slice?


  • The session will discuss the merits and challenges of two prominent approaches to network architecture: Private Networking and Network Slicing. There is however a clear disparity of investment and results between the two. With the Private LTE market expected to grow to $10.41 billion by 2028, compared to a mere of $1.89 bilion for Network Slicing, what does the future look like for both?
  • With Private Networking taking the lead, already boasting multiple use cases under its belt, will it take all the glory (and revenue) or does Network Slicing have a role to play?
  • Is Private 5G the best option or will Network Slicing overtake and become an important part of our future networks? Let's discuss.

Location: Stage B, Hall 6


  • Cayetano Carbajo, Core, Platform and Transport Director at CTIO, Telefonica
  • Caroline Chan, VP, Network Business Incubator Division, Intel Corporation
  • Brendan O'Reilly, Group Chief Operating Officer, Boldyn Networks
  • Waris Sagheer, CTO, Routing Architecture, Cisco Systems

Moderator: Alex Besen, Founder & CEO, The Besen Group LLC

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About The Besen Group

The Besen Group is an international management consulting practice to the mobile industry headquartered in the Washington DC area, with representatives in Paris and Tokyo. Its mission is to provide mobile players with tools, knowledge, and services enabling them to perform optimally in their mobile environment. The Besen Group’s competitive edge is based on practical experience with mobile operators, mobile vendors, and a mobile data laboratory. Learn More