TIP OpenRAN: Towards Disaggregated Mobile Networking
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Mobile networks connect over 5 billion users and generate over $1 trillion of service revenue annually. With millions of cell sites deployed globally, this makes the RAN the most important distributed network infrastructure in the world.

As operators enter the 5G-era, the RAN is increasingly software-driven and based on open implementation and open interfaces.

Join our panel session where we will discuss some of the highlights of the white paper recently published by Gabriel Brown, focused on the work of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenRAN Project Group, one of the foremost open RAN initiatives in the industry.

Key topics will include:

  • The need for an open, disaggregated RAN
  • Progress towards commercialization at scale
  • TIP OpenRAN within the wider ecosystem
  • Progress on the Evenstar open radio program

Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading | bio David Hutton, Chief Engineer, TIP | bio
Yago Tenorio, Head of Group Network Architecture, Vodafone / TIP Chairman | bio Abdu Mudesir, SVP, Services & Platforms, Deutsche Telekom Technik / TIP Board Member | bio

Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.

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David is a technology expert with 25 years of experience in telecommunications with extensive knowledge of existing and future mobile network technologies. Recent technical focus includes topics such as 5G, Network Function Virtualisation, Operator Cloud and Edge Computing

As the Chief Engineer at Telecom Infra Project, David is responsible for the Technical Committee and Project Groups as well as providing the technical strategy for the organisation. David also leads the TIP’s engagement on industry relations and partnerships.

Prior to joining TIP, David held senior roles at GSMA, Vodafone, Nortel Networks, and Symbian on areas of technical strategy, product planning and standardisation of mobile technologies related to 2G/3G/4G Network Design, Fixed Mobile Convergence and Next Generation Networks including the industry adoption of VoLTE.

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Yago leads the Network Architecture team in Vodafone, whose role is to define the Fixed and Mobile Network Strategy for all markets, represent Vodafone at all industry bodies and drive the Network architecture and the vendor selection for the Access, Transmission, Transport and Core Network as well as for the Service Layer. Aside to his role in Vodafone Yago is the Chairman of the TIP Board, where Vodafone also chairs an important number of projects.

His team is located in Madrid, Newbury, London, Milan and Ivrea and their current most important mission is to lead the company into the Network as a Platform transformation, shape the 5G evolution, including AI and Low Latency services and keep driving Open RAN in the industry. With over 12 years of history, the team is recognised as one of the most innovative and influential ones in the Mobile Industry – endorsed by more than 150 patents and well known developments such as Single RAN, achievements like launching the World 1st NB-IoT Network (Jan 2017), the World 1st Massive MIMO live deployment (MWC2017) , the World first BVLOS drone flight identified, monitored and controlled by the mobile network (Oct 2017), the 1st 5G Standard Data Call (Feb 2018), or the world’s first connection of a 5G smartphone to the mobile network (Feb 2019), that led to the initial Vodafone 5G launches from May 2019.

Prior to this role, Yago was CNO in Vodafone UK (2010-2013) where he led the transformation of the team supporting acquisition of C&W, resulting on fastest launch of the company’s 4G Network, and outstanding performance during the London 2012 Olympics. Before that, he was CTO in Vodafone IE (2009-2010), delivering a turnaround programme that moved the NW from 4th in Ireland to undisputed 1st position.

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Prior to his appointment as new SVP Services & Platforms at Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH, Abdu served Deutsche Telekom Group as SVP Technology Architecture & Innovation. In addition to his role as group chief architect, Abdu was in charge of the strategic development and architectural evolution of all technology domains, technology Innovation management, patent management and standardization across the group.

He joined Deutsche Telekom Group in April 2018 from Huawei Technologies. In his role at Huawei, Abdurazak was serving as Vice President of 5G Europe responsible for the development of Huawei’s 5G product and market strategies in Europe. Prior to joining Huawei, Abdu was lead consultant responsible for the Network and Infrastructure Competence Center at Altran Germany, at the time parent company of Arthur D. Little (ADL).

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Joe Mocerino oversees solutions strategy and marketing for the Fujitsu 1FINITY, Smart xHaul Transport and FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Portfolio. He has written numerous whitepapers and served in speaking roles for telecom and CATV forums, currently focusing on Mobile xhaul Optimization and service delivery. He has a 30-year track record in product line management, marketing, business development, sales, engineering and manufacturing. Joe's technology expertise includes Packet ONP, OTN, CPRI, SONET/SDH/PDH, DSL, WAN/mesh networks, packet networking and CATV headend optics platforms.

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Clarke is Principal Architect of emerging technologies at Shaw Communications. In this role, he analyzes emerging technologies and works with senior executives to develop product strategy. Prior to Shaw, Clarke spent over a decade at CableLabs analyzing and developing new technologies for the cable television industry. He is a public speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a board member of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an international IoT standards organization. He has occasionally been a judge for the CES Innovation Awards. Clarke served on the board of directors of Universal Plug-n-Play Forum (UPnP), chaired the Technical Committee, and led the Internet of Things task force until UPnP was acquired by OCF. He currently chairs the developer tools group in OCF. He has also chaired various task forces related to video and television in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has developed key technologies for the delivery of IP video and other cable services through the web. In general, Clarke relishes developing connected services as they cross traditional product boundaries.

Over his career Clarke has worked in engineering, research, product management and strategy around digital media and communications at Shaw, CableLabs, MediaOne, SonicBlue and Qwest. He built the world’s largest subwoofer and holds over twenty issued patents (and dozens not yet issued). In his spare time, he designs and builds home recording studios, theaters and other custom home improvements. He holds MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

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