The After Show: Wednesday 9 March

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Live Q&A discussion

The After Show was broadcast live at the Spotlight on 5G series. 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:
5G was supposed to be a great revenue driver for operators, but at the moment it just looks like a lot of extra investment for very little return. Did we miscalculate?
Is Open RAN the main driver for RAN transformation and innovation, or are there other technologies also being used?
Is private 5G only for large corporate users? Is it a niche market or will lots of companies be able to afford their own private 5G?
What are the challenges in deploying network slicing in a multi-vendor core environment?
What’s the best role for public cloud platforms in 5G? For end user services and applications only?
How do we balance traditional standards with open interfaces and also ensure global compliance - so as to avoid major market fragmentation?

Recorded Live: March 2022


Francis Haysom

Principal Analyst, Appledore

Martin Taylor

Office of the CTO, Azure for Operators, Microsoft

Miguel Carames

Director of Network and Technology Planning, Verizon

Rabih Dabboussi

Chief Revenue Officer, Rakuten Symphony

Rimma Iontel

Chief Architect, TME Technology, Strategy and Execution Office, Red Hat

Rolf Eberhardt

Head of Orchestration, Communications Technology Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise