The Open RAN Policy Coalition is excited to be in New York City for Open RAN North America on December 7-8. The conference will include attendees from across the RAN ecosystem, including service providers, enterprises, the public sector, vendors, industry associations and academia.
On December 8 at 2:30 p.m. our Coalition will host a policy workshop on “Overcoming Barriers to 5G Deployment through R&D, Test Beds and Interoperability”. This session will feature a panel discussion moderated by Executive Director Diane Rinaldo, that will address questions such as:
- What strategies can governments and the private sector undertake to promote supply chain security while avoiding mandates and maintaining technology neutrality?
- How can smart policies encourage the continued adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the RAN and emergence of diverse vendors in the telecoms ecosystem?
- What are the research needs to accelerate Open RAN development, and what does the current test labs landscape look like?
- How can we coordinate across governments and regions to leverage test beds and R&D resources and knowledge?
Confirmed panelists include Chris Boyer, Vice President of Global Security and Technology Policy at AT&T; Ganesh Shenbagaraman, Head of Integrated Products And Ecosystems at Radisys; and Mari Silbey, Senior Director of Partnerships and Outreach at US Ignite.
Other interesting discussions on the agenda in New York include:
- How far is Open RAN from Being Mainstream? Featuring Dr. Femi Adeyemi, Fujitsu; Bob Everson, Cisco; and Jai Thattil, Juniper Networks
- Open RAN: Big Bet, Big (Potential) Payoff, Featuring Chris Boyer, AT&T; and Mari Silbey, US Ignite
- The Myths and Facts on Open RAN, Featuring John Baker, Mavenir
- Programmatic Control of Open RAN Systems, Featuring David Allabaugh, Fujitsu
- Scaling Open RAN Deployment and Operations, Featuring Reggie Collette, US Cellular; Mark Poletti, CableLabs; and Gilles Garcia, AMD
- Accelerating 5G Networks, Featuring Raghu Rao, AMD
- Cloud RAN Architectures for Open RAN Performance, Featuring Gilles Garcia, AMD
- Getting to the bottom of Open RAN security, Featuring John Carse, Rakuten Mobile
The full agenda for the event is available here. We hope to see you in New York!