The Open RAN Q&A show day two

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Live Q&A discussion

This live Q&A show was broadcast at the end of day two 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:

  • Adoption of Open RAN also depends on organisational realignment, as well as technology. How is this work progressing?
  • Power consumption still seems to be a weakness of Open RAN solutions. How do we address this issue?
  • Is there any space for a startup to play a competitive role in Open RAN?
  • How will Open RAN impact the market potential for massive MIMO?
  • While some telcos are Open RAN leaders, others are happy to follow, but is there a danger they could wait too long?
  • How will capex reductions impact the growth of Open RAN?
  • Are Open RAN and the RAN intelligent controller (RIC) a good fit for 5G RAN sharing among CSPs?
  • Can Open RAN technologies be used in areas other than cellular communication?

First Broadcast Live May 2024


Beth Cohen

SDN Network Product Strategy, Verizon Business Group

Ian Hood

Chief Strategist - Global Industries, Red Hat

Matteo Fiorani

Head of Distributed Unit and Infrastructure, Ericsson

Patrick Lopez

Founder & CEO, {Core Analysis}

Rahul Atri

President, OSS Business Unit, Rakuten Symphony

Richard MacKenzie

Distinguished Engineer, Wireless Networks, BT