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.