MWC Barcelona: Day 3

Last night, Analog Devices, Inc. hosted an Open RAN Policy Coalition networking event at MWC Barcelona. The reception, also sponsored by AT&T, Fujitsu and Qualcomm, welcomed 100 attendees including ORPC members, policy experts, and leaders from across the telecoms industry. It was great to see so many friendly faces!

Today, ORPC Executive Director Diane Rinaldo is participating in a panel discussion as part of the Fujitsu Partner Program, “Network Trust – How To Securely Connect Cyber World To Physical World.” The discussion will focus on how network operators, cloud providers, application providers and policy & academic bodies can implement network security and ensure trusted solutions for a sustainable society, and will take place in Theatre 3, Hall 7 from 9:30-11am.

And this afternoon at the Telecom Infra Project Pavilion, Diane Rinaldo will interview Dr. Thomas Rondeau, PhD, Principal Director for FutureG & 5G, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. They’ll be on stage from 2-2:30pm in Hall 5 Stand 5A40.

And finally, below please find more exciting announcements from ORPC members at MWC:

  • Analog Devices, Inc. and Marvell Technology, Inc. recently announced their next-generation 5G massive MIMO (mMIMO) reference design platform with support for Open RAN. The combination of ADI’s latest RadioVerse Transceiver SoC and the Marvell OCTEON 10 Fusion 5G baseband processor – the industry’s first 5 nm digital beamforming solution for 5G, improves the time-to-market for advanced mMIMO radio units and O-RAN support with up to 40% lower energy consumption, smaller size, and lower weight. The platform is on display at Mobile World Congress within ADI’s booth (Hall 2, 2B18) and Marvell’s booth (Hall 2, 2F34).
  • For the next phase of its open RAN journey, Deutsche Telekom will partner with Nokia, Fujitsu and Mavenir among others for initial commercial deployments across its European footprint. Nokia and Fujitsu have been chosen as partners for an initial commercial open RAN introduction in Germany from 2023 onwards. Customers in the Neubrandenburg area will receive 2G, 4G and 5G services from the deployment in the ‘brownfield’ network environment of Telekom Deutschland. In addition, Mavenir has been chosen as partner for an initial multi-vendor deployment in DT’s European footprint starting in 2023.
  • VMware, Inc. announced an expanded collaboration with Samsung resulting in the integration of Samsung’s O-RAN compliant virtualized RAN solutions and VMware Telco Cloud Platform as part of the DISH Wireless 5G network buildout. This milestone advances the ongoing efforts between the two companies to enable Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to gain the full benefits of Open RAN networks.