Ashiq Khan

Ashiq Khan

Vice President, Head of Cloud Infrastructure R&D Division, SoftBank

Dr. Ashiq Khan is the head of Cloud Infrastructure R&D Division in SoftBank, responsible for unifying SoftBank’s cloud infrastructure, MEC development, Orchestration & Automation and 6G planning. He led the Japan’s first 5G SA cloud platform development, and SoftBank’s first MEC cloud roll out on k8s.

Before joining SoftBank, he led the development and commercialization of Rakuten Mobile’s world first E2E cloud infrastructure to host all mobile workload including vRAN. Before Rakuten Mobile, he was with NTT DOCOMO, responsible for R&D and standardization of NFV, 5G mobile core, and modernization of network operation. He was the first ETSI ZSM NOC chairman.

Futurenet Asia 2023

Day One
Tuesday 18 October 2022
Go to session
11.40 AM
Keynote panel: Operating at the Edge: What is the opportunity & does it drive real value?