Open RAN Summit

When

Thu, 29 Sep: 14:30 - 17:00 PDT

Open to All

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Location

Level 2, W220, WEST HALL

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Session Description

The introduction of Open RAN is an opportunity not a threat, enabling choice for Mobile Operators to use equipment from multiple vendors for differing use cases and still ensure interoperability. An open environment expands the ecosystem, and with more vendors providing the building blocks, there is more innovation, greater service flexibility and more options for Operators to meet the demands of the 5G Era. Open RAN aims to reduce network costs, improve performance and delivery greater service agility. 

 

OPENING : Welcome / Introduction
14:30-14:35
Moderator Welcome
Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA

14:35-14:45
Keynote: The rise of Open RAN
Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone


SESSION 1: Open RAN Momentum

14:45-14:55
Keynote: Where is Open RAN making an Impact?
Sadayuki Abeta, Head of Open RAN, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

14:55-15:20
Panel: Where and when are Open RAN solutions needed?
Sadayuki Abeta, Head of Open RAN, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.
Sushil Rawat, VP of RAN Product Platform Rakuten Mobile

Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone
Moderator: Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA


15:20-15:25
Wrap up:
Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA


SESSION 2: Maturity of Open RAN adoption

15:25-15:35
Maturity of Open RAN Solutions
Greg Manganello, Senior Vice President, Head of 5G ORAN RU and Network Services Business, Fujitsu

15:35-15:45
Interoperative Open RAN
Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President & General Manager, Wireless Access Networking Division, Intel

15:45-16:05
Panel: Open RAN Integration - Greenfield and Brownfield deployment solutions?
Greg Manganello, Senior Vice President, Head of 5G ORAN RU and Network Services Business, Fujitsu
Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President & General Manager, Wireless Access Networking Division, Intel
Haseeb Akhtar, Head of RAN Advanced Architectures, Ericsson
Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect, Red Hat North America Telco, Media & Entertainment, Red Hat
Moderator : Emanuel Kolta, Senior Analyst Network Sustainability & Innovation, GSMA Intelligence

16:05-16:10
Wrap up:
Emanuel Kolta, Senior Analyst Network Sustainability & Innovation, GSMA Intelligence

16:10-16:20
Break


SESSION 3: Accelerating Open RAN adoption

16:20-16:30
Key Note: Benefits of Integration in Open RAN
Guy Turgeon, Chief Architect, Red Hat North America Telco, Media & Entertainment, Red Hat

16:30-16:55
Panel: What are the benefits of integrated solutions for operators and customers?
Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Products and Ecosystems, Radisys
Azita Arvani, GM of Americas, Rakuten Symphony

Guy Turgeon, Chief Architect, Red Hat North America Telco, Media & Entertainment, Red Hat
David Clough, CTO, WTT


16:55-17:00
Wrap up:
Moderator: Henry Calvert, Head of Networks, GSMA

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