Past Events

Innovation and Open Standards for a Diverse and Competitive Market

Date: December 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

As mobile networks move into 5G and beyond, open interfaces in the radio access network will help ensure interoperability across different players in the ecosystem, lowering the barrier to entry for new innovators, spurring competition and expanding the supply chain.

Open RAN specifications allow pioneering companies to develop products, software solutions and reference designs in a diverse and competitive global market. Global standards create opportunities for interoperability of scalable solutions. Several carriers are already starting to trial and deploy open interfaces based on O-RAN Alliance Specifications. Please join us for a webinar to discuss the intersection of Open RAN policy and technical standards for promoting a vibrant marketplace of suppliers that will enable creative solutions that are interoperable and standards-based.

The event will feature a panel discussion including:  

  • Peter Rysavy, President, Rysavy Research LLC (Moderator)
  • Anil Bhandari, Vice President of Product Management, Altiostar
  • Lyndon Ong, Principal Network Architect, Ciena
  • Robert Pepper, Head, Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook
  • Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Products and Ecosystems, Radisys

Open RAN Policy Roadmap: A Pathway to Accelerate International Open RAN Deployments

Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m. EST

The potential of Open RAN is being embraced worldwide, with deployments already in motion on five continents. The adoption of open standards and interoperable interfaces has been shown to lower barriers to entry for new innovators and allows networks to be deployed without being dependent upon a single vendor.

This webinar includes a panel discussion highlighting policies that governments have put in place to promote Open RAN, the current state of Open RAN adoption internationally, and how an open network architecture can lead to benefits such as increased network agility and flexibility, cost savings and the creation of a vibrant international marketplace that will drive advanced wireless networks for 5G and beyond.

Following the panel discussion, the Open RAN Policy Coalition releases its Policy Roadmap, outlining the steps that governments and policymakers can take to accelerate adoption of open standards in the RAN and promote a network ecosystem that is more diverse, competitive and secure. 

Featured speakers include:

  • Mr. Scott Bailey, Head of the Telecoms Diversification Unit, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Government of the United Kingdom
  • Mr. Eiji Makiguchi, Director-General of the Global Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC), Government of Japan
  • Ms. Claudia Selli, Executive Director, European Legislative and Political Affairs, AT&T (Moderator)
  • Mr. Alexander Botting, International Programs Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

Open RAN Policy Coalition invites you to attend the first WEBINAR in a series on Open RAN

Open RAN 101: Promoting a Diverse and Competitive Market for 5G

Featuring House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Date: August 4, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. ET

An essential part of the 5G technology evolution is the rapid implementation and sanctity of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technology. By standardizing or “opening” the protocols and interfaces between the various subcomponents in the RAN, we will move to an environment where networks can be deployed with a more modular design without being dependent upon a single vendor. 

Please join us as we discuss Open RAN technology and how the U.S. Congress can help facilitate a network evolution with the potential to create economic opportunities while increasing supply chain diversity and promoting competition.

The webinar will also answer key questions such as:

  • What is Open RAN?
  • How do open and interoperable interfaces within the RAN promote competition and innovation for advanced wireless technologies including 5G?
  • Why should policymakers be focused on Open RAN now? 

Following keynote remarks from Ranking Member Walden and Congresswoman Matsui will be a panel discussion including:

  • Chris Boyer (Moderator), Chairman, Open RAN Policy Coalition and Vice President of Global Security and Technology Policy, AT&T
  • John Baker, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Mavenir
  • Doug Brake, Director, Broadband and Spectrum Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Brian Hendricks, Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs, Nokia Americas
  • Takehiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the 6G Laboratories, NTT DOCOMO, Inc.