Eric Hamel

Senior Systems Architect

Service Provider IoT solutions

Eric Hamel is a senior system architect within Cisco designing innovative solutions addressing the service provider market.

Eric has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications sector specifically around on mobile technologies and architectures (3G/LTE, Packet Core, Small Cells).

Aligning with market evolution towards IoT, Eric is now focusing on Cisco Service Provider IoT solutions including Low Power Wide Area (LoRa), private LTE soutions and data orchestration.

Prior to joining Cisco, Eric was a research engineer at France Telecom R&D working on GSM and UMTS core network architectures. He was involved in standardisation (ETSI and 3GPP).


5G Core and Cloud Native are Changing the Mobile Game

4 min read

As service providers eye network upgrades to satisfy new demands for 5G, there are several important decisions to ponder. One of the biggest questions is whether to build onto your existing 4G network as a Non-Standalone (NSA) or jump in with a Standalone (SA) network packet core to position yourself as an industry leader well into the future. The future is here, and we are fortunate to be a part of building it!

October 17, 2019


Slicing and Exposing: The 5G Network for Enterprise Use Cases

3 min read

Key innovations brought in with 5G such as network slicing and network service exposure will allow Service Providers to tailor their offer to the needs of the enterprise .

Network Services: Bringing it all Together

3 min read

A unified platform for enabling network services will be crucial to supporting the internet of things By 2021 there will be more than 3.3 billion mobile connected internet of things...

Now IT service providers are data brokers

2 min read

Times are changing in the telecommunications industry. More people, devices and things are connected than ever before. And because of that, there’s a highly lucrative data boom. Mobile network operators and other service providers have the opportunity to go beyond their traditional roles and make the most of this information. Now’s the time to start […]

Making the Internet of Things a reality

2 min read

The term ‘Internet of Things’ means many things to many people. To some it’s the future: an ideal for the shape of things to come. To others it’s just a buzzword, an idea that’s a long way from coming true. But thanks to new technologies, the future’s a lot closer than you think. And it’s […]