[Webinar] Open RAN transitions for established MNOs

Date / Time: Thursday, December 12, 2019


The race to 5G has undoubtedly put pressure on established mobile network operators (MNOs) around the globe. To compete in this rapidly evolving market, including with emerging ‘greenfield’ networks unencumbered by existing infrastructure, legacy operators need to be efficient and innovative as they bring their networks of the past into the future.

Transitioning from traditional to open RAN is a path forward for operators looking to deploy next-generation wireless infrastructure. On this webinar, 451 Research Chief Analyst Eric Hanselman will be joined by speakers from Altiostar, Red Hat, Cisco and Intel and they’ll discuss:

  • Key benefits of open RAN for established MNOs, including flexibility, agility and cost savings in deployments
  • How decoupling hardware from software in RAN enables operators to build best-of-breed supply chains
  • Recommendations for how operators can transition from traditional to open RAN


Eric Hanselman
Chief Analyst
451 ResearchEric Hanselman is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research. He has an extensive, hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors. He coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 Research disciplines. The convergence of forces across the technology landscape is creating tectonic shifts in the industry, including SDN/NFV, hyperconvergence and the Internet of Things (IoT). Eric helps 451 Research’s clients navigate these turbulent waters and determine their impacts and how they can best capitalize on them. Eric is also a member of 451 Research’s Center of Excellence for Quantum Technologies.For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.

Eric holds a patent in image compression systems. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences.

He majored in chemistry at Reed College.

André Silva
Network Consultant
Altiostar’s André Silva is a Network Consultant at Altiostar’s Product Go-To-Market team. He has over 20 years of experience in mobile network engineering in US and Latin America, being responsible for 5G and LTE systems engineering, product management, legacy network designs, consulting and sales support. At Altiostar he is driving the business and assisting operators in adoption of Altiostar’s vRAN platforms and solutions
Rimma Iontel
Principal Telco Architect
Red HatRimma Iontel is a Principal Telco Architect responsible for the Global Telco Partner ecosystem. Sincejoining Red Hat over five years ago, she’s been assisting customers and partners in their network transformation journey, helping them leverage Red Hat open source solutions to build future-proof telecommunication networks capable of providing modern advanced services to the consumers in an efficient, cost-effective way.Rimma has twenty years of experience working in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining RedHat, she spent fourteen years at Verizon working on Next Generation Networks initiatives and contributingto the first steps of the company’s transition from legacy networks to the software defined cloud infrastructure.

Daniel Lynch
FlexRAN Business Director
IntelDan Lynch is Business Director for FlexRAN at Intel, and he is responsible for driving the business, silicon, software and platform roadmap for Intel’s FlexRAN segment.
Humberto J. La Roche
Principal Engineer for Service Provider Networks
CiscoHumberto J. La Roche is Principal Engineer at Cisco’s Service Provider Networks where he is responsible for 5G solution architecture. In his over twenty-five year telecom career, he has been responsible for LTE systems engineering, product management of IMS and wireless softswitch products, product planning of optical networking and broadband access products, and transport network design.