With a specific focus on European market development, at this event we will examine the evolving vendor ecosystem, investment and Open RAN deployments made by European carriers to date. We will discuss the latest on network economics, commercial deployments, security, interoperability standards and design specifications, and the continuing debate regarding interoperability and parity of performance.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Topics to be discussed include:
Current industry challenges and opportunities carriers are facing
Development and evolution of the Open RAN vendor ecosystem
Exploring the disruptors in the European market
Direct feedback from European carriers investing in Open RAN and progress on deployments
Progress in large scale deployments of Open RAN
Examination of parity of performance and interoperability
Digging into the true costs of Open RAN
Key Event Speakers
Francisco Martin Pignatelli
Head of Open RAN
VP, Head of Network Trials and Integration Lab
Editor in Chief
RCR Wireless News
Head of ORAN Product Integration and Performance
Director Network Applications Architecture
"The combination of moderators with strong domain expertise driving an interesting and sometimes challenging set of discussions with the speakers, panellists and the audience is a clear value add!"
Per Kangru, Technologist, CTO Office, VIAVI Solutions
KEY EVENT THEMES
Integration, integration, integration
Ecosystem development and supply chain bottlenecks
Is Open RAN for greenfield deployments only?
What are the true CAPEX and OPEX savings?
Security, interoperability and parity of performance
How far away are fully automated networks?
"Great variety of speakers with insightful views and opinions."
Stéphane Téral, Chief Analyst at LightCounting
Previous Open RAN Attendees
"A great opportunity and the best way to get the latest information from the key players in the development and rollout of Open RAN." Michael Anderson, Director, Compliance & Test, Casa Systems
"Open RAN Forum was extremely Informative for everyone who is interested in the future of the RAN" Sinan Akkaya, Director of RAN Engineering, AT&T
Leading carriers from across the industry will have the chance to learn from peer carriers about how they are strategizing around open RAN, and hear from vendors first-hand about product availability, interoperability, and best practices from field deployments
European Policy Makers
Policy makers will offer the latest updates in policy efforts, hear up-to-date views from the RAN ecosystem on new trends, techniques and capabilities, and will have a unique opportunity to explore standardization activities charting the course for open RAN trials and commercial deployments
Vendors & manufacturers
Vendors can gain an understanding of operator plans in the near and long-term, discuss portfolios and interoperability efforts with carriers and peer vendors, and learn the latest on policy efforts to secure open RAN R&D funding