Live Q&A featuring Appledore Research, BT, Juniper Networks, Rakuten Symphony, Red Hat and Vodafone

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Live Q&A discussion

The Live Q&A Show was broadcast at the end of day two of the Open RAN Summit. TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels and Ray Le Maistre were joined by industry guest panellists for this question and answer session. Among the questions raised by our audience were:

  • How does Open RAN lead to new revenues?
  • What will be the likely impact of Open RAN on telco deployments in the next five years?
  • Why are the majority of RIC vendors focused on non-real time RIC solutions?
  • Are the additional factors slowing Open RAN adoption related to achieving performance that matches vRAN and scalability for carrier class networking?
  • Is there a demand for creating RIC apps for the private network market?
  • Who will drive the growth of Open RAN for the next decade – brownfield or greenfield operators?


  • Richard Mackenzie, Distinguished Engineer, BT
  • Lucia De Miguel Alberto, Senior Open RAN Manager, Vodafone
  • Constantine Polychronopoulos, Group Vice President of 5G and Telco Cloud, Juniper Networks
  • Rimma Iontel, Chief Architect of the TME Technology, Strategy and Execution Office, Red Hat
  • Patrick Kelly, Founder, Partner and Principal Analyst, Appledore Research
  • Azita Arvani, CEO for the Americas, Rakuten Symphony
First Broadcast Live: June 2023



Azita Arvani

CEO, Americas, Rakuten Symphony

Constantine Polychronopoulos

Group Vice President, 5G and Telco Cloud, Juniper Networks

Lucia De Miguel Alberto

Senior Open RAN Manager, Vodafone

Patrick Kelly

Founder, Partner, and Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

Richard MacKenzie

Distinguished Engineer, BT

Rimma Iontel

Global Chief Solutions Architect Telco, Media and Entertainment, Red Hat