There are many different RAN terminologies in the 5G era, such as, cloud-RAN, C-RAN, virtualised-RAN (vRAN) and Open RAN, but what are they and how do they differentiate? What are the operator business challenges and the drivers for pursuing the new architecture? What are the use cases and how will the new RAN paradigm benefit operators and private networks?
Session Sponsor: Mavenir
Mavenir is building the future of networks and pioneering advanced technology, focusing on the vision of a single, software-based automated network that runs on any cloud. As the industry’s only end-to-end, cloud-native network software provider, Mavenir is focused on transforming the way the world connects, accelerating software network transformation for 250+ Communications Service Providers in over 120 countries, which serve more than 50% of the world’s subscribers.
Session Chaired by Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT
Roberto Kompany, Senior Analyst, Analysis Mason
Implementing Open RAN: Economic and Architectural Challenges
The implementation of a open, disaggregated RAN is on the agenda of a growing number of service provides as they plan for the next phase of 5G, but there are significant challenges to address before the architecture can be deployed at scale for business-critical applications. In this presentation, we will identify the key drivers for 5G Open RAN deployment, as well as the main risks, and will examine the potential role of new architecture. We will outline the technical and economic choices that operators can make to mitigate these risks and achieve the optimal outcome.
Vinay Dhar, SVP Business Development, BU Emerging Business, Mavenir
Private Networks Delivering on the 5G Dream: What to Expect in 2021 and Beyond
This session will present stats on Private Networks and look at the uptake of private networks and some forecast figures of growth; the drivers in deploying 5G Private Networks; the real use-cases deployed and enabled by private 5G network and the different choices available for Private Networks. What are the best of breed solutions that can speed and ease deployment and what are the practical challenges of building 5G private networks?
Lou Walker, Senior Portfolio Architect – Networks, BT
5G Private Networks Design and Deployment
There are many challenges to developing the ‘right’ cellular Private Network services and solutions to meet the diverse and demanding requirements from industry verticals championing 5G Private Networks as the future of enterprise connectivity.
Lou will give an MNO’s perspective of the options that could be taken to build a ‘toolbox’ of products and services in order to deliver flexible and scalable 5G Private Network solutions.