How Competitive Wireless Providers Can Benefit from Open vRAN

Date / Time: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET:

In this session, industry experts will explore the options that competitive wireless providers face in going with an Open vRAN solution. Drawing from the viewpoint of various participants in the Open RAN ecosystem, including hardware, software and system integration vendors, our panel will cover the various aspects of an Open vRAN solution.
We will also dispel some of the myths around this new framework and discuss how Open vRAN is ideally suited for 4G and 5G networks, with the ability to integrate with existing mobile networks.

Key aspects to be discussed in this session will include:
• Real-world results from Rakuten Mobile’s industry first Open vRAN network at scale
• How current legislation is taking root to open the supply chain for competitive wireless providers
• Recommendations for how competitive carriers can transition from traditional to Open vRAN
• Dispelling myths around the readiness of hardware and silicon for Open vRAN deployments
• The role of automation in Open vRAN in reducing TCO for operators


• Shabbir Bagasrawala, Head – Go-To-Market, Altiostar
• Azita Arvani, General Manager, Rakuten Mobile Americas
• Dan Lynch, Segment Marketing Director, FlexRAN, Intel
• Charlie Martin, RAN Product Management, Dell
• Yohannes Tafesse, Technical Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology


• Jason King, Director of Marketing, Altiostar