Welcome to Open5G!

5G is about so much more than adding speed or capacity to the network. This is the generation that has the potential to help transform entire industries and the way people interact with technology. Open source is allowing 5G pioneers to innovate faster to deliver new secure, efficient revenue-generating services. Red Hat’s Darrell Jordan-Smith shares the recurring themes he hears in 5G customer conversations around the world and introduces Open5G session tracks and agenda highlights.


Red Hat: Darrell Jordan-Smith, Senior Vice President, TME & Industries

5G changes everything

Telecommunications service providers are the spark lighting our collective imagination. Red Hat CTO Chris Wright shares rich examples of how the telecommunications industry ecosystem is collaborating to protect private information, enable the Internet of Things, activate and automate industrial processes, and more. Most importantly, he shows how partnership in a diverse ecosystem makes such progress possible, sharing some of what Red Hat has learned about effective collaboration and where we need to move forward together to deliver on 5G’s potential.


Red Hat: Chris Wright, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Do you have your head in the clouds? Key considerations on the path toward open cloud RAN architectures and the networks of tomorrow

In this session, Ericsson has an open discussion about what's next for the radio access network (RAN) market. Eric Parsons, Head of Cloud RAN Engineering Unit and Mårten Lerner, Head of Cloud RAN Product Line at Ericsson share important insights on moving to a cloud-native RAN architecture and overcoming today’s challenges. Tune in as they discuss the challenges for the marketplace today and how working with a robust and collaborative ecosystem including Red Hat can help ease your cloud transition by focusing on enabling customer success.


Ericsson: Eric Parsons - Head of Cloud RAN Engineering Unit

Ericsson: Mårten Lerner - Head of Cloud RAN Product Line

Making 5G real: Industry use cases and outcomes

5G isn’t valuable just because it’s "the next big thing." Its value is in the use cases that lead to better outcomes–the possibilities for changing industries and the way people connect. TELUS CTO Ibrahim Gedeon describes in detail investments TELUS has made in 5G technologies to support autonomous agriculture, reforestation, and sustainability and advances in automotive capabilities–emphasizing the value of open source, a reliable ecosystem, and participation in open communities.


TELUS: Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer

The business of 5G networks

Supporting digital enterprises and service providers in the hyper-X era: 5G and 6G through the cloud-native lens

Business agility is critical for enterprises and service providers seeking to keep up with the proliferation of hyperdistributed users, applications, and distributed data security. Yet, the demand to develop and deploy applications autonomously across multicloud topologies is complex in a rapidly changing global economy.

We will discuss how a distributed application cloud model is needed for higher quality products and innovative digital services supported by 5G and edge computing. We will also explore why a consistent cloud-native application platform, combined with hyperautomation of infrastructure, network, and applications, is needed for operational deployment complexities in hybrid edge cloud environments at scale in the 6G era.


ACG Research: Ray Mota, CEO

Red Hat: Ian Hood, Chief Strategist - Global Industries

Evolution to multicloud: The keys to building a sustainable multicloud strategy

In the cloud-centric era, hybrid cloud environments are important, but multicloud environments are where telecommunications service providers (telcos) need to be. In this session, leaders from global service providers will talk about moving from a hybrid cloud to a multicloud environment and the best use cases for various cloud scenarios.


Telenor: Pål Grønsund, Chief Cloud Platform Architect

Telefónica: Juan Carlos Garcia, SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystems

stc: Nezar Alhuzaimi, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Consultant

Red Hat: Azhar Sayeed, Senior Director, TME Technology & Strategy

Telco business transformation via the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) partners with communications service providers to monetize investments into next-generation networks–whether they are wired, wireless, or hybrid. The promise of cloud-native architectures is friction-free access to line of business applications for any vertical partnering with AWS. When enterprises have access to applications and data on demand, they expect the network to breathe to accommodate the temporal demands of the application and not have to size for maximum demand.

The industry has seen compute and storage morphed into service offerings. AWS believes that the time has come for the network itself to be a service. In this session, we will discuss the work that has been done in enabling intent-driven networks for scale, geographic expansion, elasticity, innovation, and agility.


AWS: Sameer Vuyyuru - Director, Telcom Business Development

Red Hat: Ather Chaudhry - Senior Director, Global Telco Partner Solution Architects

Technology Business Research (TBR): Chris Antlitz - Principal Analyst, Telecom Practice

The effects of new technology trends: Evolution of telecom networks

Edge computing, advances in open radio access networks (RANs), and radical changes in the telecom market landscape are having seismic implications for the Indian telco market. Bharti Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon speaks on his views and predictions for the telecom industry in India.


Bharti Airtel: Randeep Sekhon - Chief Technology Officer

Red Hat: Ben Panic - Vice President and Head of Telco, Media, & Entertainment Sales (APAC)

The practicalities of building out open RAN

Open RAN creates new dynamics for building radio access networks (RANs). We will discuss key considerations and practices that service providers need to incorporate into their plans for deploying open RAN, including:

  • Integration among the ecosystem of suppliers.

  • Cost-effective deployment at scale.

  • Multivendor management and orchestration.


Bharti Airtel: Saurabh Mittal - Head of Product Management, Solution and Integration, Network R&D

Mavenir: Puneet Sethi - SVP, GM, RAN

Red Hat: Ali Kafel - Senior Director, Global Telco Ecosystem

Business strategy of 5G: Current approaches and strategies of service providers

Service providers need their 5G investments to deliver positive business outcomes. Learn how some peers are approaching the challenge, including:

  • Sharing infrastructures.

  • Reaching new customers and markets.

  • Using public cloud environments.

  • Increasing focus on enterprise services.


Turkcell: Pinar Yavuzaslan Kılıç - Broadband & Telco Cloud Services Planning Manager

TPG Vodafone: Arshad Masih - Senior Cloud Solution Architect, SDN/NFVI, Telco Platforms

Red Hat: Gretchen Gill, Senior Director, TME Strategy & Execution

Accelerating and operationalizing your 5G deployments with rapid integration

Rolling out cloud-native solutions for 5G core and RAN requires focus on life cycle management. Real, continuous testing of the integrated ecosystem solution is essential. Service providers, integrators, and vendors need close collaboration for efficient upgrade cycles and to maintain the production platforms for delivering services in a security-focused way. In this session, leading integrators share how they are facing this challenge with customers and partners, including:

  • Adapting to the Kubernetes life cycle.

  • Aligning and integrating partner pipelines.

  • Accelerating test cycles with shared cases.

  • Distributing and deploying solution updates.


IBM: Stephen Rose, General Manager

NEC: Patrick Lopez, Global VP Product Management – 5G

TechM: Gaurav Sehgal, European Head of Network Services

Red Hat: Tom Waldrop, Senior Director, Consulting Services - Global Vertical Practice

The cable industry approach to 5G and 10G

Join Red Hat and CableLabs as they discuss learnings from the CableLabs 10G lab initiative. We will cover:

  • 5G and edge computing rollouts requiring collaboration between cable and wireless companies to support data over cable service interface specification (DOCSIS), video, and other applications.

  • Service providers convergence benefits such as reducing operating expenses and overprovisioned environments while automating to increase flexibility and functionality.

  • Insights from lab performance observations, creating best practices for increased security and network manageability. 

  • Expanding the capabilities of the 10G lab using open source 5G cores and virtual radio access network (vRAN) solutions with a virtual converged cable access platform (vCCAP).


CableLabs: Mark Bridges - Vice President, Future Infrastructure Group, Office of the CTO at CableLabs

Red Hat: Rob Wilmoth - Chief Architect, Telco Media and Entertainment

Private networks for campus, community, and commerce

Private wireless networks are providing solutions for enterprises, industries, and campuses. Learn how Red Hat and our partners build solutions for the connectivity and application platforms to support these areas, along with examples of how they can be used.


Casa Systems: Christopher Berluti - Director of Product Management, Cloud Native 4G/5G Core and Mobile Private Network Solutions

Lenovo: Mark Wallis - Senior Telco Solutions Architect

Red Hat: Chris Thornton - Business Development Manager

Enterprise at the edge

Rockwell Automation brings autonomous operations to the edge of the network

Go to the edge with an in-depth exploration of how automation is being applied at Rockwell to deliver autonomous systems. Learn more about the partnership between Red Hat and Rockwell.

Rockwell: Dave Rapini - Business Manager, PlantPAx Process Automation at Rockwell Automation

Red Hat: Kelly Switt - Senior Director, Intelligent Edge Global Business Development Lead

Reaching for the North Star of network operations

The explosion of data volumes and devices with 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) and the latency and security required by private and commercial networks are transforming network operations. To deliver on new opportunities created by IoT, mixed reality technologies, and more, service providers are transitioning toward increasingly complex network infrastructures with new technologies such as network slicing, presenting an increasingly dynamic set of network operational challenges. Join this panel discussion with Darrell Jordan-Smith (Red Hat), Ara Yildizli (Vodafone), and Stephen Rose (IBM) to learn more on how service providers are redefining network operations around new strategic tasks—faster service provisioning, better customer care, and innovative technology changes for revenue enablement.


Vodafone: Ara Yildizli - Director, EU Cluster Operations and Network Shared Services

IBM: Stephen Rose - General Manager

Red Hat: Darrell Jordan-Smith - Senior Vice President, TME & Industries

Taking it to the Edge: How IoT, AI, and 5G are transforming industries

Incorporating the network edge into the cloud architecture innovates various layers of edge computing.

Combined shifts to cloud-native software, edge computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G, and 5G standalone (SA) with its service-based architecture (SBA) and network slicing enable new or enhanced monetization approaches. Join this session with Francis Chow (Red Hat) and Justin Boitano (NVIDIA) to learn how the confluence of new technology deployments is enabling new approaches for fostering innovation, experimentation, and speed to market with new offers.


NVIDIA: Justin Boitano - VP, EGXVP, EGX

Red Hat: Francis Chow, VP & GM, In-Vehicle Operating System and Edge

Telco strategies for monetizing 5G

Most telcos are on the journey of modernizing their infrastructure to compute at the edge and deploying 5G, all with significant investments. Now, telcos need to recoup these investments to prove the return on their investment. Learn from service providers about where they are focusing their new efforts to uncover new revenue streams.


Telstra: Channa Seneviratne - Executive, Technology Development & Solutions

Red Hat: Michael Tadault - Chief Technologist Telco - Asia Pacific

Telco infrastructures for connected vehicles

A connected car is one of the most practical business use cases implemented in current mobile networks. Thus, 5G is further expected to enhance the capability of the connected car by its higher performance than that of existing generations. In this session, the use cases and their proof of concept evaluation experience will be discussed considering various new features of 5G, such as edge computing, higher bandwidth for uploading, network information exposure, and so forth.

KDDI: Dr. Tomohiro Otani - Deputy GM at KDDI, BoD at Automotive Edge Computing Consortium

Red Hat: Azhar Sayeed - Senior Director, Solution Architecture Global

Open innovation and partnering with TELUS for 5G edge

Telcos have needed to develop partnerships to create and unlock the value of 5G solutions for customers. Edge solutions require more diverse and innovative ecosystems working together because they bring forward greater opportunities and challenges in fulfilling end-user needs across multiple environments and industries. In this session, we will show how TELUS has been working with partners to use open collaboration, capabilities, and innovation to maximize those opportunities. Within the examples, we will look more closely at some unique telco edge challenges in various industries such as agriculture, focusing on sustainability.


TELUS: Vimal Mehta - Senior Enterprise Architect

Kaloom: Neeloy Bhattacharyya - VP, Customer Experience

Red Hat: Richard Gee - Head of Telco Edge Sales

Enterprise edge use cases from a partner perspective

The role of partners in delivering the promised value of 5G is integral for enterprise edge use cases. At the foundation of success is the importance of an open ecosystem to develop, deliver, and deploy at the edge of the network. In this partner panel discussion, we will explore the key considerations for success, the use cases that are already in deployment, and where our partners are discovering rapid adoption and the most significant opportunities.


Intel: Bob Ghaffari, VP Network and Edge Group, GM Enterprise and Cloud Network Division

Casa Systems: Gibson Ang - VP of Technology and Product Management

Red Hat: Honoré LaBourdette, Vice President, Global Partner EcoSystem Success Team, Telco, Media & Entertainment

Video analytics: The edge opportunity for telcos

As the edge opportunity evolves and new use cases emerge across different verticals, operators are looking to protect their position in the edge market. With an estimated global market value of over US$5 billion, edge-enabled video analytics accounted for one-quarter of edge revenues in 2021; this is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34%.

Join Atos and STL Partners to discuss how video analytics can be a key edge use case for telcos seeking edge opportunities.


Atos: Mehdi Afiatpour, Technology & Business Development Executive

STL Partners: Yesmean Luk, Principal Consultant

Red Hat: Chris Thornton, Business Development Manager


New ways organizations are working with engineers on cross-industry innovations

How can industries benefit from innovation that puts more intelligence closer to their business' core activity and data? Learn more about organizations addressing areas like:

  • Predictive maintenance and reduced downtime.

  • Increased safety and protection.

  • Intelligent automation.


Intel: Muneyb Minhazuddin, CMO NEX

RobustCloud: Larry Carvalho, Principal Consultant

Cultural impact and sustainability

How sustainability, energy consumption, and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations are impacting service providers

Service providers continuously push the power of their offers higher. What can they do to reduce their environmental impact while still advancing the technology development for their customers? How do they partner with suppliers directly or through industry organizations to make positive change?


Intel: Vinodh Raghunathan - Director, Product Management, Commercial OSV Strategy, Network Platforms

Red Hat: Azhar Sayeed, Senior Director, TME Technology & Strategy

Diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic imperative

A human factors and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) executive from TM Forum shares the organization’s latest research and findings on diversity in tech, highlighting the important factors that contribute to companies making significant progress in DEI and attracting new talent.


TM Forum: Vicky Sleight, VP Human Factor, Diversity & Inclusion

Red Hat: Honoré LaBourdette, Vice President, Global Partner EcoSystem Success Team, Telco, Media & Entertainment

How open source is impacting company cultures, organizations, and leadership choices

What does "open" mean to your organization?

With open source, the latest platforms and tools help you adopt more agile ways of developing and deploying services. In addition, these technologies can help change life cycle management for applications, network functions, and systems, allowing reliable, more frequent changes that reduce time to market and improve security features. However, these benefits tend to shift the traditional models in which companies operate, requiring organizations to adapt and embrace new workflows and cross-organization collaboration. Is your company ready?

Learn how peers are evolving the way their teams work together to deliver better outcomes.


Turk Telekom: Ali Elmali - Cloud Services Planning & Infra. Operations, Group Manager

Orange: Bernard Després, Vice President, Core Network Anticipation and Development, Orange Innovation Networks

Red Hat: Lorraine Legros, Senior Director, Vertical and Account-Based Marketing, EMEA

Technologies shaping 5G strategies

Full open RAN: The key drivers and dilemmas of deploying and managing at scale

Open radio access network (RAN) continues the journey for service providers toward standardization and disaggregation in mobile networks. It accelerates innovation and diversifying suppliers. We will cover:

  • What are the strategies for integrating open RAN into the evolution of RAN deployments?

  • How do service providers expect to benefit most?

  • What are the top 2–3 challenges slowing or even blocking progress toward open RAN?


Vodafone: Francisco Martin Pignatelli - Head of Open RAN

Nokia: Jane Rygaard - Head of Dedicated Wireless Networks & Edge Clouds

Red Hat: Ignacio Gonzalez - Business Development Manager, Telco Technology Office

Strategies and use cases beyond 5G non-standalone and enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB)

With close to 200 deployments, 5G networks are marching toward the mainstream. But, realizing the full potential of 5G, including faster speeds, greater immediacy through lower latency, and differentiated value with enriched content, still requires further investments in the RAN and the network core. A 5G standalone core will allow for the distribution of computing capabilities across the network, giving service providers the foundation to create and deliver services well beyond pure connectivity.

In this panel, we will discuss the evolution toward a fully capable 5G network and the emerging services benefitting residential, enterprise, and industrial markets.


Telefónica: David Moro Fernández - Head of Service Platforms and Voice CTIO

Intel: Wei Yeang Toh - General Manager, Ecosystem Development Organization, Network & Edge Solution Group

Red Hat: Hanen Garcia - Global Telco Solutions Manager

5G hyperautomation

Hyperautomation is one of the top strategic technology trends of 2022. Join us as we discuss how to apply a business-driven approach to automating 5G mobile networks and corresponding operational and business support systems. We will discuss: 

  • When and how to use the right mix of technology.

  • How to quickly identify automation candidates.

  • How end-to-end automation improves efficiency, enhances customer satisfaction, and helps scale your business.


Telefónica: Edi Fernando Vieira Filho - Head of Network and Systems Operations

Cisco: Kervin Pillay - CTO, Automation (MIG)

MYCOM OSI: Mounir Ladki - President and Chief Technology Officer

Red Hat: Rob Wilmoth - Chief Architect, Telco Media and Entertainment

Zero-touch provisioning and operations for 5G telco clouds

The large-scale operations of 5G mobile networks, the cloud enablement of RAN, and the adoption of open RAN have led communication providers to adopt new operational models. This panel will discuss the evolution of managing and operating mobile networks and how open RAN deployments embrace and benefit from zero-touch provisioning to achieve large-scale manageability of cloud-native telco infrastructures for 5G core and far-edge deployments.


Reliance Jio: Abhijeet Singh - Vice President, Cloud Platform & Technologies

Red Hat: William Caban - Chief Architect, Global Telco

Cybersecurity: The importance for hybrid cloud and multicloud environments

Have the main components for rolling out a security-focused, open 5G network changed? This session will cover key security essentials for hybrid cloud and multicloud environments.


SparkNZ: Nyuk Loong Kiw, Head of Security

Red Hat: William Henry - Senior Distinguished Engineer

Network APIs powering Verizon 5G Edge with open technologies

Edge computing offers opportunities to empower new use cases that demand low latency, reduced jitter, and localized secure information processing. However, edge computing poses unique challenges that need to be addressed for the network and compute resources to be woven together to bring edge computing use cases to life. Merely cloud-native application design will not be sufficient to reap the benefits of edge computing fully. It will also require a shift in application developers' mindset to be edge-native.

Verizon's intent-based network APIs will help application developers manage end users' experience by optimizing the application based on network intelligence. We will discuss how the first network API–Verizon 5G Edge Discovery Service–is helping developers with edge-native design and how open technologies like Red Hat OpenShift help Verizon achieve this.


Red Hat: Sachin Rathee - Emerging Technologies Lead

Verizon: Raghuram Parvataneni - Sr Manager Cloud-MEC

The challenges and opportunities of 5G in India

Airtel talks about the status and progress of 5G telco technologies in India and the adoption of cloud infrastructure. The challenges encountered in the migration from 4G to 5G and market gaps and opportunities in the wake of new technologies will also be discussed.


Bharti Airtel: Rashim Kapoor - EVP Core Network Planning & Operations

Red Hat: Ben Panic - Vice President and Head of Telco, Media & Entertainment Sales (APAC)

How NEC Open Networks deploys Red Hat

Telecommunication networks are transforming as traditional architectures transition from on-site, centralized appliance-based infrastructures to cloud-native, hybrid, modern infrastructures. NEC Open Networks is an ecosystem of cloud-native products for telecommunication networks that delivers a radically open, disaggregated, multivendor environment. Learn why NEC has partnered with Red Hat to leverage the OpenShift® platform in the deployment of cloud-native telco functions in the radio access, edge, core, and automation domains.


NEC: Patrick Lopez, Global VP Product Management – 5G

Computing Force Network opens a new chapter of digital infrastructure

With the proliferation of new network and computing paradigms such as hybrid cloud, multicloud, AI, big data, and edge computing, building new information infrastructures will increasingly involve multiple key technologies and digital transformation on a global scale. These new infrastructures will not only be built on cloud technologies, but will also require the convergence of multiple technologies to provide integrated services.

China Mobile is working on building the next-generation Computing Force Network to meet emerging business demands in the new digital economy. Computing Force Network is a new information infrastructure that is based on ubiquitous computing and network connectivity and deep convergence of artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, data, network, edge computing, terminal computing, and security (ABCDNETS) to provide all-in-one services.

This session will give an overview of Computing Force Network, and our current participation in open source communities in the effort to create the Computing Force Network.


China Mobile: Jie Niu - Program Manager

China Mobile: Qihui Zhao - Program Manager

5G technology deep dives

Best practices in designing, deploying, and operating telco clouds for end-to-end brownfield 5G and edge networks

5G provides additional monetization and growth opportunities with Network-as-a-Platform to cloud service providers (CSPs). The end-to-end (E2E) 5G network architecture comprises a modern radio access network (NG-RAN), multiaccess edge computing (MEC), 5G core service-based architecture (SBA), and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core and application services layer transitioning into service-based interface (SBI)—all built on an innovative AI/ML-enabled cloud-native telco cloud.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • Best practices in designing, deploying, and operating each layer (RAN, access, core, and application) with cloud techniques.

  • Guiding principles to provide scalability, flexibility, provisioning, and abstraction to transform the CSP journey.


Mavenir: Mandeep Singh, Director of Product Development RAN BU

Red Hat: Shujaur Mufti - Senior Manager, Global Partners Solution Architecture and Edge

Red Hat: Rimma Iontel, Chief Architect - Global Telco

Agile operations models for 5G networks

The adoption of 5G has represented a shift in how communication providers deploy their services. In particular, we now talk about containers and Cloud-Native Telco platform based on Kubernetes. CSPs find themselves with the challenge of adopting more cloud native platforms but struggling to operate those at scale using their traditional operating models. What are some of the lessons learned on what is working and what is not working? How are new operating models impacting sourcing? How do new operating models align with sustainability goals? 

This panel discusses these and other topics from two perspectives: a communication service provider and a vendor helping organizations adopt new operating models.


WeaveWorks: Alexis Richardson, CEO

Orange: Philippe Ensarguet, Chief Technology Officer

Red Hat: William Caban - Chief Architect, Global Telco

A technical look at private versus public cloud environments—use cases, deployment models, and best practices

How do you decide private versus public cloud environments? We will look at use cases and their technical requirements to help you match your use case to its best cloud environment.


Red Hat: Rimma Iontel, Chief Architect - Global Telco

A technical look at runtime vulnerability remediation on 5G critical infrastructure

5G telco critical infrastructure must be free of vulnerabilities at the time of deployment and remediated accordingly as new vulnerabilities arise. Time is limited in getting patches deployed when new critical common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) arise. Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes may be used to remediate CVEs at runtime to pre-existing deployed containers to limit the exposure of an outage. In this session, we will illustrate how to do this using the log4shell vulnerability as an example.


Red Hat: Dinesh Lakshmanan, Senior Cloud Specialist Solutions Architect

Red Hat: Stephen Konish, Associate Principal Solutions Architect

A technical look at AI/ML: Enterprise neurosystem in partnership with the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

"Connect the puddles; drain the lakes." How can we train AI systems to recognize where data is owned and located in different environments from the compute, and where regulatory and security constraints prevent traditional data lake models from being used?

In this session, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center team will demonstrate how they work with the enterprise neurosystem community with Red Hat's Skupper open source project to instantly collaborate with researchers at other institutions.


Stanford Linear Accelerator Center: Ryan Coffee - Sr. Staff Scientist

Red Hat: Sanjay Aiyagari - Principal Solution Architect, Telco, Intelligent Edge and AI

A technical look at OpenStack to OpenShift migration

With hardware end of life and virtual network functions (VNFs) replaced by container-based, cloud-native network functions (CNFs), service providers face the challenge of apportioning their capital expenses. CNFs are more demanding on hardware resources, so adding another layer of containerization between the service and the virtualization platform might not be desirable.

In this session, we will look at transitioning an application platform to a container-based architecture while maximizing return on investment (ROI) in new hardware and software with a smooth transition. More specifically, we will look at relocating hardware-based compute resources from OpenStack to OpenShift and how to balance the VNF and CNF workload across platforms.


Red Hat: Nick Satsia - Associate Principal Architect, Cloud

A technical look at AI-integrated communications and cyber-physical systems for core, edge, and cloud environments: Leveraging the IOWN PoC reference cases

Innovative Optical and Wireless Network (IOWN) Global Forum is developing a next generation data-centric infrastructure over an all-photonics network to realize use cases in AI-integrated communications (AIC) and cyber-physical systems (CPS).

In this session, we will discuss these recently published proof-of-concept (PoC) reference documents:

  • The RDMA over all-photonics network (APN) PoC reference.

  • The CPS area management security use case PoC reference.

  • The 5G mobile fronthaul network over APN PoC reference.

  • The data-centric Infrastructure-as-a-Service PoC reference.

We will also elaborate on how you can contribute to the IOWN PoCs using Red Hat products–especially OpenShift–together with NTT, other service providers, and ecosystem partners.


NTT: Yosuke Aragane - Vice President of IOWN Development Office at NTT

Red Hat: Hide Sugiyama - Chief Architect

A technical look at NTT OREC Labs

NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese telecommunications company, is developing open and virtualized RANs with 14 companies. OREC (5G Open RAN Ecosystem) is a project that promotes the dissemination of open RANs. OREC Lab is open and can be shared with other global operators for their testing–saving cost and time.

In this session, mobile operators will learn more about the benefits of implementing open RAN in the OREC Lab environment. We will cover:

  • The open RAN and OREC connection.

  • Activities of the OREC project.

  • OREC's shared lab.


NTT DOCOMO: Sadayuki Abeta - Global Head of Open RAN Solutions, OREC evangelist

Red Hat: Azhar Sayeed - Senior Director, TME Technology & Strategy

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