MWC23 Las Vegas On-Demand – 5G Futures Summit Session 3

Unlocking a world of opportunity with Open RAN

In the past three years, 5G adoption has accelerated, covering over a third of the world’s population. While most networks are non-standalone, there’s a growing trend of deploying standalone 5G networks for new revenue possibilities and emerging capabilities like XR and AR.

However, realizing the full potential of use-cases and automation requires 5G NR SA, resulting in significant capital expenditure. Open RAN standards bring flexibility and efficiency by disaggregating hardware and software.

Despite potential benefits, Open RAN faces challenges in TCO, power efficiency, performance, integration complexity, and maintenance with multi-vendor solutions.

Nonetheless, the industry believes Open RAN is the way forward, requiring collaboration, network automation using AI/ML, and digital-twin technologies to overcome challenges.

As the Open RAN ecosystem evolves, TCO is expected to decrease with cloud-based infrastructure and a separation of hardware and software supply chains. System Integrators play a role in reducing TCO with integration test labs and AI/ML automation solutions. Join this session as we explore how a new world of opportunities can be unlocked with Open RAN.


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David Nowicki, Telecom Infra Project

Hear from the session 3 moderator, David Nowicki, Ecosystem Development Director, Telecom Infra Project, who shares how TIP SCOPE System Certification will lead to industry-wide streamlined testing & evaluation processes and operator purchaser confidence.

Lalit Kashyap, Wipro

Hear the latest insights from Lalit Kashyap, Vice President and Head - US Communication, Media and Information Services for Wipro in the “Unlocking a world of opportunity with Open RAN” session during the 5G Futures Summit. Lalit shares Wipro’s ORAN transformation proposition, addressing key challenges the enterprise 5G transformation may incur, but presents a unique set of opportunities.

Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Radisys

Watch Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Standards, Regulatory Affairs & Ecosystems, for Radisys in the “Unlocking a world of opportunity with Open RAN” session during the 5G Futures Summit as he explores the prospects for operators and enterprise customers to make significant strides through the adoption of Open RAN. He will provide insights into the 5G RAN Software Suite and the primary factors driving Open RAN adoption.

Sadayuki Abeta, NTT DOCOMO

Hear from Sadayuki Abeta, the Global Head of Open RAN Solutions and OREX Evangelist at NTT DOCOMO. He provides an overview of NTT DOCOMO's primary global business strategy concerning Open RAN, which is one of the three pillars of the broader global strategy. This strategy encompasses the integration of Docomo and Communications' capabilities and collaboration with NTT Data and NTT Ltd. Abeta San also shed light on the advantages and essential features of Docomo's Open RAN service brand, OREX.

Panel discussion with AWS, Dell Technologies, Rakuten Symphony and Wipro

View the 30-minute panel discussion featuring Lourdes Charles, VP, Global Head of 5G & Connectivity for Wiproas the session moderator, along with organisations pioneering advancements in Open RAN. The panel comprised:Sameer Vuyyuru, Head of WW Business Development for Communication Service Providers, AWS; Manish Singh, CTO, Telecom Systems Business, Dell Technologies; and Geoff Hollingworth, CMO, Rakuten Symphony.

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