vRAN: Enabling Cloud RAN Systems for New Edge Workloads and Services | Partner Discussion

Release Date:
Wednesday, 10th November, 2021
Jeffrey Lee, Associate Technical Director, Telco Business, QCT
Gil Hellmann, Vice President, Telecom Solutions Engineering & Architecture, Wind River
Adnan Boustany, Director, Wireless Access Business Group, Intel Corporation
Ray Le Maistre, Editorial Director, TelecomTV

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Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers based on Intel® architecture deliver carrier-class performance, but optimal Cloud RAN performance comes when a system is tuned —from the accelerators to the BIOS, firmware, operating system, and virtualization stack.

This session will examine how solutions are put together (Silicon, Platform, Software and Integration). Key items that will be covered in this discussion:

  • HW Platform Ingredients
  • Enabling Software
  • HW Optimization for the RAN
  • Platform Software Optimization
  • Solution verification (System Integration)


Jeffrey Lee

Associate Technical Director, Telco Business, QCT

Jeffrey Lee, an Associate Technical Director in QCT Telco Business team, is in charge of product management for 5G network product including NFVI, MANO, 5G core and 5G RAN. Jeffrey has over 20 years of Telco experience and held different positions in FAE, SDA, R&D, product marketing and sales. Jeffrey joined QCT, Quanta Cloud Technology, in Jul 2016 as a business development for ecosystem alliance and partnership. He also attended 1st ORAN plugfest in Beijing 2019 in which teamed up with Intel Academy members in Beijing to demonstrate 5G RAN running on top of COTS server with open disaggregation architecture. Former experience includes software development, system engineer, 2G and 3G base station product engineer in tire 1 TEM, 3.5G and 4G LTE mobile broadband device and small cell product management.

Gil Hellmann

Vice President, Telecom Solutions Engineering & Architecture, Wind River

Gil Hellmann leads the Telecom Engineering and Solutions Architecture teams at Wind River, focusing on defining, aligning, creating, and executing the technical aspects of go-to-market strategy for Wind River’s telecom business. With over 24 years of experience in R&D, product management and sales, Gil also brings expertise in solutions architecture of critical infrastructures with reliable, safe & secure software. Gil joined Wind River in October 1999, as a Field Application Engineer, and since, held different positions in R&D, sales, and marketing, as a team member, leader, and a manager. Former experience includes Team Management in the Israeli Aircraft Industry, preforming system integration for software and hardware; and development of board support packages and device drivers for jet fighter mission computers for the Israeli aerospace industry. He has an M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University, in Scotland. B.A. in Economics from Tel-Aviv Open University, and Software Engineering Diploma from Bar-Ilan University.

Adnan Boustany

Director, Wireless Access Business Group, Intel Corporation

Adnan Boustany, a Director in Intel’s Wireless Access Business Unit, has over 20 years of industry experience in both wired and wireless communications. Joining Intel in Feb. 2014 as part of their acquisition of Mindspeed Technologies, Adnan is now focused on FlexRAN™ reference architecture, the enabling technology for open RAN and vRAN. He also works closely with customers to enable adoption, deployment and scale of vRAN/openRAN-based solutions. Prior to Intel, Adnan began his carrier in product design for Wi-Fi based solutions, led applications teams for WiMAX Solutions, and managed product marketing and management of RAN-based infrastructure for macro- and small-cell solutions.


Ray Le Maistre

Editorial Director, TelecomTV

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