How Open RAN can drive 5G diversification

    Venue: Online
    Cost: This is a free event.

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Starts 20 Jul 10:00

Ends 20 Jul 12:00

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Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of an open network to diversify the UK 5G supply chain

Accelerating the adoption of Open RAN (Radio Access Network) technology has the potential to drive innovation in telecoms and diversify the UK 5G supply chain so it is fit for the future and more accessible for new market entrants. But what makes a network “open” and how open should networks be?

This online event is an opportunity to understand how to get involved in SONIC Labs – a cutting-edge Open RAN integration and interoperability lab and a key government funded initiative run by Digital Catapult and Ofcom.

In the session you can also expect to learn more about Open RAN principles, published by DCMS, and the benefits of an open network from voices across the industry. Discover the opportunities and challenges the technology brings, with the chance to ask questions to key contacts across the ecosystem.

Why attend

This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to  get involved in the UK’s 5G diversification strategy
  • Understand how to get involved in the next phases of SONIC Labs integration and interoperability testing
  • Understand the benefits of participating in the 5G diversification strategy
  • Learn about what industry and regulators think makes an open network
  • Learn about the challenges of multi-vendor RAN deployments and how to mitigate them
  • Learn how to access a cutting-edge integration and interoperability lab for free

Who should attend

This events focuses on 5G networks, diversification and open networks, and in particular it will be of interest to:

  • Companies with Open RAN products, solutions and services in development who seek integration with others
  • Startups and scaleups developing early stage Open RAN products looking for ways to mature and improve their offers and find routes to market
  • Companies looking to collaborate on Open RAN, 5G integration and interoperability with SONIC Labs and with each other
  • Businesses evaluating the adoption of Open RAN technologies

Organisations within the telecoms and wider ecosystem who should consider attending include: 

  • Mobile and private network operators of all sizes
  • RAN and wireless infrastructure providers
  • System integrators
  • Test and measurement product and service providers
  • Open RAN and 5G organisations
  • Government and public organisations
  • Universities and research organisations