Digital Leadership Roundtable: Open RAN is ready for primetime

WEEK 4 | Wednesday, 13 October 2021 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am ET
This is an invite-only session

Open RAN is defined as intelligent Radio Access Network or RAN integrated on general purpose platforms with open interface between software defined functions. The Open RAN ecosystem enables enormous flexibility and interoperability with a complete openess to multi-vendor deployments. And Open RAN architecture is designed for building virtualized RAN with AI-powered control, which is the key to tame the 5G complexity. The best news is that Open RAN is ready for primetime and this session will help answer questions CSPs may have.

10:00 am – 10:25 am ET | Executive Roundtable and Panel Discussion

Open RAN systems allow CSPs to utilize expertise and innovation from a broad partner ecosystem, avoiding vendor lock-in.
Brownfield vs. greenfield migrations – the effects on timelines, and the business cases for each.
CTA: Open RAN is changing the telco landscape. Learn how you can get involved / take advantage of these innovations

Anil Bhandari, Vice President of Product Management, Altiostar
Honore LaBourdette, Vice President, Vertical Industries, TME & Edge, Red Hat
Hugo Van Zyl, CTO, Telkom
Tony Poulos, Contributing Analyst, TM Forum

10:25 am – 10:30 am ET | Key conclusions and wrap up

Tony Poulos, Contributing Analyst, TM Forum