In Amsterdam: 5G World / Network X Event

This week, ORPC will be at the 5G World / Network X event, taking place October 18-20 at RAI in Amsterdam. Network X is the new home of the long-running 5G World and Broadband World Forum, which sets out to provide a universal view of the state of telco in 2022. The agenda for this year’s event includes a number of talks on Open RAN, including a look at the inevitability of Open RAN, evolution of the RIC and vRAN today.

On October 20 at 1:15 p.m. John Baker, Open RAN Policy Coalition Board Member and Senior Vice President for Ecosystem Business Development at Mavenir, will interview Tom Rumbelow, Senior Policy Lead for Open RAN and R&D at the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS). In their talk, they will cover “Open RAN Policy: Strategies for 5G Supply Chain Diversification” and the UK Government’s recent activity on Open RAN including the 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy to build secure and resilient network infrastructure, and the recently-released Open RAN Principles.

They will also discuss why the success of open-interface solutions is important for driving diversification of the telecoms network supply chain, steps the UK Government has already taken to accelerate the development of open interface solutions, as well as ways for international government partners and the private sector to work together to encourage a shared approach to a more competitive and vibrant telecoms supply market.

The full agenda for the event is available here. See you in Amsterdam!