5G Brings Hyper Automation- NFV Container Based Infrastructure

Available on Demand: Oct 28th, 2021
Objective:

This session will explore the right platforms and orchestration tools that help the operator leverage a more competitive and vibrant RAN supplier ecosystem.

Introduction:

As we moved towards using containers rather than virtual machines for network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructures as well as the radio access network (RAN), getting closer to hyper-automation in a Kubernetes infrastructure for operators is becoming a reality. If the Network Functions (NFs) that comprise the RAN aren’t flexible and high-performing, then none of the valuable Over The Top (OTT) services will be either. Therefore, great care must be taken when choosing NF, cloud platforms and orchestration vendors. At first glance, O-RAN may only seem like a greenfield opportunity. But there are advantages to this approach for those already in rollout or production, by utilizing cloud-native design and automation. In either case, the key component to a successful O-RAN deployment is integration, seamlessly and end-to-end, across protocols and the operations stack. This session will explore the right platforms and orchestration tools that help the operator leverage a more competitive and vibrant RAN supplier ecosystem.

Executive Speakers:

Brooke Frischemeier – Senior Director of Product Management, 5G and Edge, Robin.io

Caroline Chan – GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel

Howard Wu – Global Head of Telecom/General Manage, QCT

Nirav Salot – Director of Product Management, vRAN Software, a Rakuten Symphony Company, Altiostar

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