The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to present a virtual discussion on March 9, “How Will an Open RAN Facilitate a Diverse, Competitive and Secure Ecosystem for 5G and Beyond?”
The discussion will feature a fireside chat with Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition.
The advent of 5G has prompted a shift in mobile network architecture towards a disaggregated approach that uses open and interoperable interfaces in the radio access network (RAN). Open RAN allows networks to be deployed with a more modular design without being dependent on a single vendor. It can also lower barriers to entry for new innovators and create economic opportunities while increasing innovation and promoting competition and diversity in the wireless supply chain.
The event will include a panel discussion featuring:
- David Shepardson, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters (Moderator)
- Mehran Hadipour, Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, Robin
- Christopher Roberti, Senior Vice President of Cyber, Intelligence, and Security, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Jayne Stancavage, Global Executive Director, Digital Infrastructure Policy, Intel Corporation
Speakers will address key questions including:
- How can policymakers and the private sector work together to facilitate a diverse, competitive and secure ecosystem for 5G and beyond?
- What steps can Congress and the new Administration take to promote the adoption of Open RAN?
- How can policymakers incentivize open, interoperable network architectures without picking winners and losers in the marketplace?