Open RAN – (Re)Enabling Innovation in Mobile Networks

Open RAN – (Re)Enabling Innovation in Mobile Networks
Join this event with global experts and learn why and how Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) have the potential to increase supply chain diversity, lower costs, and boost innovation in the telecom industry.

In close collaboration with the research group of Connectivity from Aalborg University, IDA Connect offers this event on one of the emerging trends in telecommunication in 2021 – Open RAN.

The evolution of mobile network components from the first and second generations to the current fifth generation (5G), has so far been based on proprietary and vendor specific aggregated solutions. This has given mobile operators limited possibilities of choosing equipment from only one of the few major suppliers.

Open RAN is an initiative to disaggregate mobile base stations by standardizing open interoperable interfaces between the radio and signal processing elements.

The aim of Open RAN is to accelerate innovation and to lower cost by introducing multi-vendor interoperable products and solutions for several deployment scenarios without compromising the operator’s requirements.

But the criteria of success for scalable Open RAN migrations may be many as there are many stakeholders to have an impact of the success. In this event we have invited stakeholders representing operators, telecom policy makers, Open RAN vendors, major vendors, and academia to share their insights and forecasts.


13.30 - 13.40 Introduction by Petar Popovski, Aalborg University and Michael B. Jensen, IDA Connect

13.40 - 14.20 Keynote talk by Chih-Lin I CMCC Chief Scientist, Chair of O-RAN TSC (Technical Steering Committee) and an O-RAN EC (Executive Committee) Member China Mobile Research Institute

Title: O-RAN: the ICDT Integrated RAN

Session 1

14.20 - 14.40 Federico Boccardi Principal Technology Advisor, Ofcom, UK

Title: SmartRAN open network interoperability centre (SONIC)

14.40 - 15.00 Slawomir Pietrzyk CEO, IS-Wireless, Poland

Title: Open RAN Wave 2.0

15.00 - 15.10 BREAK

Session 2

15.10 - 15.30 Christian Kloch 5G Innovation Architect, Innovation Hub, TDC & Ericsson, Denmark

Title: Open RAN seen from an operator's perspective

15.30 - 15.50 Bo Brandt Lassen CTO, Ericsson Denmark

Title: O-RAN, Ericsson's position and plans

15.50 - 16.30 Panel discussion with all participants. Moderated by Petar Popovski and questions by chat 

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Organizer: The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA

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  • When

    3. mar. 2021 13:30 - 16:30
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  • Registration Deadline

    3. mar. 2021 - 00:00

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    IDA Connect

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