5G/WiFi/IoT Keynote Sponsored By Keysight Technologies

The Promises (and Pitfalls) of Open RAN Architecture

Eastern Time August 4, 2021 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Dr. Balaji Raghothaman

The disaggregation of the radio access network (RAN) into multiple subsystems with open interfaces between them is revolutionizing the cellular wireless architecture.

With the O-RAN Alliance, Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), and other bodies leading the way, the industry is witnessing a burst of activity in standardizing the behavior of Open RAN interfaces, facilitating the development and adoption of individual subsystems, and interoperability.

Numerous companies, including non-traditional players in the telecom space, have joined the movement and are participating in the standardization effort.

This talk will provide a bird’s-eye view of the Open RAN movement. What does the Open RAN architecture look like? What makes it so enticing to the industry as a whole? What are some of the pitfalls that lie ahead? We will cover these and other pertinent questions in this session and also discuss the future of Open RAN.