Building an OpenRAN DU with Intel’s FlexRAN

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Jan 28, 2021

5G RAN vSummit
Release Date:
Thursday, 28th January, 2021
Kevin Bross, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Yaming Wang, Director of 5G and IoT Solutions, Supermicro
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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  • Sponsored by Intel
  • Sponsored by Supermicro

With more Operators seeking OpenRAN based solutions and adopting the O-RAN fronthaul spec, it is important for Distributed Unit (DU) implementers to have complete solutions including Supermicro’s optimized hardware and Intel’s FlexRAN software. This session will go through the high-level components for the DU including FEC acceleration and time sync that runs on an x86 Intel® based server. In this presentation, Supermicro and Intel will share what they are providing to make an OpenRAN DU a reality.


Kevin Bross

Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation


Kevin W. Bross is an Intel Principal Engineer and modular systems architect in NPG's Network Technology Innovation Division. Over the past 31 years, he has held a variety of engineering and marketing roles at Intel, including architecting Intel's first M2M/IoT gateway product and working on the development/trials of 64-antenna Massive MIMO cellular base stations. Kevin is currently working on 5G infrastructure, specializing in timing architectures and hardware design, including the development of Intel’s first two timing-related network adapters.

Yaming Wang

Director of 5G and IoT Solutions, Supermicro


Yaming has over 20 years experience in Telecommunication industry. He designed Core Network switches that have been deployed by many tier-1 Operators globally. During his time as Product Management Lead at Wind River, Wind River Linux became the number 1 commercially used embedded Linux in Telecom industry by all major Network Equipment Makers. Currently Yaming is the Director of 5G and IoT solutions at Supermicro leading the 5G RAN initiative.

Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

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