2021 Open RAN Report
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“Driven by ongoing disaggregation and open technology movements and spurred by geopolitical pressure, Open RAN has risen to the top in considerations for MNOs worldwide.” – 2021 Open RAN Report
Content from Sponsors and Thought Leaders
The following media comprises interviews and other content related to Open RAN and O-RAN. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
Open RAN Opens the Door for Advanced Enterprise Services
If you want a network that is learning, adapting, and testing you need to observe. In this video, Marc Rouanne, EVP and Chief Network Officer at Dish, talks about the drivers that led to Dish’s decisions in their Open RAN design and their shift to the cloud to provide enterprise services.
Disrupting the Structure of the Mobile Industry
How can a brand new network become the best network in Japan? In this video, Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Symphony, discusses their success in the use of Open RAN to disrupt the mobile market and how they prevailed despite naysayers.
For O-RAN and V-RAN, We're ready to Deploy Commercially at Scale
Operators are embracing open RAN and virtual RAN initiatives as a way to deploy 5G networks. Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President of Network Edge and General Manager of the Wireless Access Network Division at Intel, talks about Intel’s RAN journey and what Open RAN can offer operators.
xApps will become the Secret Sauce for Mobile Operators
xApps are critical for mobile operators to differentiate themselves and add value for their customers. In this video, Shamik Mishra, CTO, Connectivity at Capgemini Engineering, discusses why Open RAN and Virtual RAN is the most important innovation in the mobile network today and how mobile operators can make the best use of Open RAN.
Open RAN must Reduce Operational Complexity
5G will become for the enterprise what 4G was for the consumer. However, this requires a redesign of the core and radio access networks. In this video, Ignacio García-Carrillo, Telco Infrastructure Pre-Sales Leader at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, talks about why the infrastructure matters in an open RAN deployment and how Telcos can succeed in open RAN with HPE’s Open RAN infrastructure approach.
Mobile Networks will be Transformed by xApps and rApps
Open RAN simplifies the ability to do operations at scale. It allows operators to upgrade, manage, and deploy the network in a different way with opportunities to create new services, create new network slices, and open the RAN to third-party vendors for new features and capabilities. In this video, Rob Soni, Head of RAN Infrastructure at VMware, introduces two new logical network elements that can be deployed on cloudified platforms to do intelligent control and the opportunities these new elements offer operators.
LFN's 5G Super Blueprint envisions an Edge Multi-Cluster Orchestrator
In this video, Heather Kirksey, VP of Ecosystem and Community at LF Networking, and Amar Kapadia, Co-Founder and CEO at Aarna Networks, talks about LF Networking’s 5G Super Blueprint initiative. Amar discusses Aarna Networks’ involvement, his point of view, and future plans for Open RAN.
Telecom Argentina looks to O-RAN
O-RAN has the potential to democratize mobile networks, allowing operators to deploy infrastructure much more cost-effectively. In this video, Marisa Viveros, VP Strategy and Solutions, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment at IBM, talks about key system integration capabilities across the O-RAN ecosystem. She discusses Telecom Argentina’s proof-of-concept O-RAN project with IBM.
Radio Access Networks will Never be the Same
As networks become more virtualized, both at the far edge and near edge, Open RAN is drawing more interest and participation from hyperscalers. In this video, Raj Singh, EVP Processor Business Group at Marvell, discusses the opportunities Open RAN offers networks and the emerging trends in the market.
Early Open RAN focuses on Rural, Indoor and Edge Computing Use Cases
As customers look to deploy open RAN systems they’re thinking about incorporating open compute capabilities for hosting applications on the edge. In this video, Steve Douglas, Head of Market Strategy at Spirent, takes a look at the open RAN roadmap with attention to how service providers will utilize open RAN and the key technology capabilities that need to be brought into the system.
Why Network Complexity requires a new Level of Intelligent Automation
Service Providers are challenged with complexity and technologies coming into deployment, such as network slicing, disaggregation, and virtualization of RAN infrastructure, only add to the challenge. Here is a perspective from Santiago Rodriguez, Head of Strategic Projects, Lead of Intelligent Automation Platform, at Ericsson.
Will Open RAN be the Defining Moment for the Industry?
Open RAN is changing how wireless networks are being built. In this video, Charlie Vogt, President and CEO at DZS, talks about what Open RAN has to offer service providers and how Open RAN is defining a new way of deploying wireless services.