The Open RAN Q&A show day one

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Live Q&A discussion

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

  • What are the primary Open RAN concerns of the leading mobile operators?
  • What is the immediate benefit for the Open RAN leaders – those operators who have been first to deploy?
  • What is needed for the RIC to fulfil its promise? - Can we realistically remove dependencies between silicon, accelerators and Layer 1 software to create an “Open L1”?
  • We haven't heard much about Open RAN security this year. Is that because all the previous issues and concerns have been successfully addressed? - How many vendors can be integrated into an Open RAN environment?
  • Open RAN appears to be matching traditional RAN in terms of performance parity, but is it also matching on service offering?
  • Can current Open RAN infrastructure support an evolution to 6G or will it require a hardware replacement cycle?

First Broadcast Live May 2024



Juan Manuel Canabal Muñoz

Specialist Open RAN Product Strategy and Planning, Vodafone

Randy Cox

VP Product Management, Wind River

Rick Mostaert

Vice President of Product Management, RAN, Mavenir

Sushil Rawat

Director of RAN Strategy, TELUS