Our 2022 MWC Las Vegas reel includes show highlights from the industry's thought leaders including Tareq Amin of Rakuten Mobile/Rakuten Symphony, Iyad Tarazi of Federated Wireless, Sandro Tavares of Dell Technologies, Shekar Ayyar of Arrcus, Kimihiro Okubo of NTT Docomo, Charlie Ashton of Napatech, Derek Peterson of Boingo, Joel Brand of Marvell, Ganesh Shenbagaraman of Radisys, and Parm Sandhu of NTT. We thank them and the other participants for their insights.
Mobile World Congress Americas in Las Vegas
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MWC Americas Highlights from Industry Thought Leaders
The following media comprises interviews and other content related to Mobile World Congress Americas 2022 held in Las Vegas. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Cloud-first for Telco Workloads
There is an emerging acceptance of public cloud and private cloud for deploying and operating complex telco workloads. Tareq Amin, CEO, Rakuten Symphony and Rakuten Mobile, shares his perspectives.
CBRS Powers Private Networks
There is renewed energy at MWC Americas 2022 in Las Vegas – especially for private networks. Iyad Tarazi, president and CEO of Federated Wireless, talks about the momentum and the role of CBRS.
Building on top of the 5G Infrastructure
In terms of architectural transformation, operators need a programmable network in order to build monetizeable applications on top of their 5G infrastructure. Shekar Ayyar, Chairman and CEO of Arrcus, explains the possibilities of SRv6 integrated with the mobile network.
Colocating workloads at the edge of the network
There is strong interest in colocating workloads at the edge of the network, whether the public mobile network or a private, enterprise network. Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development, Napatech explains how telcos are looking to consolidate the RAN network functions with edge applications and services.
Progress with RAN software
Advancing Open RAN software is a pathway for innovation. Radisys is making progress on several fronts. Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Solutions, Radisys, talks about what’s new, including a “network-in-a-box” demo.
Building a Private Cellular Network at City-Scale
The City of Las Vegas is working with NTT to deploy largest Private 5G network in the U.S. Parm Sandhu, VP of Enterprise 5G Products & Services, talks about the project and why it is transformative for private cellular networks.
Integrating Workflows for Private Mobile Networks
Deploying a managing a private mobile network at scale can be a challenge for enterprises. How do you integrate workflows to achieve efficiency? Michael Anderson, CEO of Expeto, shares his perspective.
Open RAN accelerates the pace of innovation
Open RAN is accelerating the pace of innovation, leading to better energy efficiency, improved optical transport, and new network elements. Rob Hughes, Head of Wireless Marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, discusses the latest advancements.
Wireless Convergence for Enterprises
One of the big trends at this year’s MWC Americas conference in Las Vegas is the convergence of public and private wireless networks. Is it the year for Private 5G to cross the chasm? Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, share his views
Transforming to Cloud-Native with Open RAN
Many changes are underway with telecom infrastructure, including the adoption of cloud-native architecture through Open RAN. Sandro Tavares of Dell Technologies shares his perspective.
OpenAir Interface demo accelerated by AMD
AMD hosted an end-to-end demonstration of OpenAir Interface with functions accelerated by a T1 Telco Card from AMD. OpenAirInterface (OAI) is open-source software that offers 4G, 5G and B5G RAN as well as Core Network stacks. Florian Kaltenberger, Associate Professor, EURECOM provides an overview.
NTT DOCOMO builds its Open RAN Verification Environment
NTT DOCOMO will be adding a fourth type of flexible and highly scalable virtualized base station to its verification environment for open radio access networks (Open RAN). The new virtualized base station will combine NEC Corporation’s open virtualized RAN software and Red Hat Openshift.
The Case for mmWave Fixed Wireless
Most people agree that fiber is the ideal solution for high-bandwidth connectivity. But, it can be costly and take time to deploy. Alex Doorduyn of Siklu makes the case for mmWave fixed wireless access.