Debates with leading carriers on opening up the RAN
Examination of the technical and financial considerations
Discussing solutions for integration, performance, and scalability
Exploring the need for open, disaggregated networks
Receiving key updates from policy makers
Sharing of early learnings and test cases
KEY THEMES FOR 2021
How do we create the roadmap for open RAN deployments in urban areas and large scale commercial deployments?
Security, interoperability standards and design specifications
We will examine end-to-end security solutions, and the need for robust interoperability specifications and testing
The open RAN ecosystem in focus
Gathering leading hardware and software providers, right down to the silicon level, find out about the latest technology developments in opening up the RAN and how the supply chain is evolving
We will debate the true costs of open RAN, and analyze different deployment models taking into consideration both CAPEX and OPEX
Closing the performance gap
Updates from operators, industry bodies, and academia on test beds and early learnings from open RAN deployments
Continuous integration and deployment
We examine the intricacies of integrating software in a multi-vendor environment, as well as seeking to find out to how industry can ensure parity of performance, strategies to streamline end-to-end IT and business processes, and optimize life cycle management
Didn't attend last year?
Take a look at what we discussed with Rakuten last year at the Open RAN Forum.