ORPC Executive Director Diane Rinaldo sat down with AT&T’s Chris Boyer in Barcelona to summarize the key Open RAN take aways from MWC. Chris and Diane were encouraged to see prominent business and policy discussions around Open-RAN incorporated into the show agenda as well as happening on the trade show floor. Highlights from their chat include:
- Unlike previous years, Open-RAN was a primary topic of this year’s Mobile World Congress, with keynote remarks, panel presentations and an obvious increase in the number of small companies getting into the Open-RAN space.
- Carriers are still encouraged about Open-RAN as a way to power 5G networks and beyond at a more cost-effective and innovative way.
- There were cool things on the trade show floor, like holograms and new approaches to delivering Artificial Intelligence (AI) experiences.
- That said… Diane is still confident that AI won’t take over the world!
You can find the full video on the AT&T Connects site here.