Transforming the RAN for 5G & Beyond
Open RAN enables the transformation and virtualization of the radio access network for 5G. Open, standardized interfaces bring significant opportunities to mobile network operators but also spur new challenges across the mobile ecosystem.
In this event, experts from different parts of the O-RAN ecosystem discuss the challenges on the way to O-RAN deployment and how to overcome them. Industry analysts, Keysight experts, and members of the O-RAN Alliance size the market opportunity, outline upcoming challenges, and provide solutions.
Recording Timestamps and Topics
0:00 – 35:00 | Forecasting the Market Opportunity for Virtualized and Open RAN
This session quantifies and forecasts the market opportunity for virtualized and Open RAN, covers adoption trends, and highlights the key risks associated with these concepts.
35:00– 1:05:00 | Assessing Mobile Network Operators' Plans for O-RAN Deployment
This session provides the results from a survey conducted by independent analyst firm Frost & Sullivan with mobile network operators to assess their perceptions of O-RAN, the challenges encountered with the technology, and their impact on their deployment plans.
1:05:00– 1:38:00 | Overcoming O-RAN Challenges - Demonstrations
This session features demonstrations addressing key challenges from O-RAN:
- O-DU- and O-CU Combination Conformance Verification in TIM’s Innovation Lab
- End-to-End Testing and Performance Benchmarking of O-RAN Systems with Real UEs
- Innovating the Future of Open RAN with Full Integration of Fronthaul Networks from 4G to 5G NR
- O-RAN gNB Intelligent Management with SMO, Non-Real-Time RIC, and rApps Optimization
1:38:00 – 2:10:00 | Making It All Work with Conformance & Interoperability Testing
Mobile network operators' number one challenge with O-RAN is to ensure deployment success while dealing with more and diverse vendors. Join this session to hear from the O-RAN ecosystem on best practices for product verification and system integration.