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Light Reading’s Open RAN Digital Symposium investigates the state-of-the-art in open RAN technology, tracks progress in operator deployments, and asks how to scale into regional and national networks.

Gabriel Brown

November 14, 2023

1h 30m View
Open RAN Evolution Digital Symposium Day 1

Date: Nov 14, 2023

Duration: 1h 30m

Open RAN Evolution Digital Symposium Day 1 Session 1: Scaling Open RAN Deployment & Operations 

November 14, 2023, 11:00 a.m. ET

Open RAN systems can deliver competitive radio performance and user experience – the challenge now is to deploy the technology into nationwide networks. This session investigates the key scenarios that will drive growth into the open RAN ecosystem and how operators can manage the lifecycle of large-scale open RAN.

  • Status of standards, specifications, and interoperability

  • System performance and the open RAN technology market

  • The major deployment scenarios in brownfield networks

  • RAN automation and the role of the SMO and RIC

  • Mastering system integration and lifecycle operations

Moderator: Gabriel Brown, Senior Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading


  • Sinan Akkaya Director of RAN Engineering , AT&T

  • Lucia De Miguel Alberto Senior Open RAN Manager Vodafone

About the Author(s)

Gabriel Brown

Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading

Gabriel Brown's coverage at Heavy Reading focuses on wireless data networking technologies, including 3G/HSPA, WiMax, and LTE, with a specific focus on how these technologies impact the wider mobile Internet services market. He has covered the wireless data industry since 1998, previously as Chief Analyst of the monthly Unstrung Insider, published by Heavy Reading's parent company Light Reading. Before moving to Heavy Reading, Brown was additionally responsible for the overall editorial planning of Light Reading's entire line of Insider research newsletters. Prior to joining Unstrung, Brown was the editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor. He often presents research findings at industry events and is regularly consulted by wireless networking technology leaders. He is based in the U.K.

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