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First O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit to Present Global Perspectives on Adopting Open and Intelligent RAN
February 6, 2024 News O-RAN Alliance


The O-RAN ALLIANCE is pleased to announce the first major gathering of the O-RAN community in conjunction with an MWC event: O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit—Accelerating Open RAN Adoption.
It will take place on 28 February 2024, 8:30-13h CET in MWC Barcelona Hall 8, Theatre 5.

2023 was an eventful year for the global advancement of Open and Intelligent RAN, including:

  • Advancement of key specifications
  • Approval of eight new Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTICs)
  • PlugFests involving 112 companies; and several national operators announcing commercial scale deployments

Summit attendees will learn about the latest updates and progress O-RAN has made across multiple dimensions: certification, trials and deployments, feature richness of solutions, and progress of RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) solutions.

Outlining the Benefits at the O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit

The summit will discuss how O-RAN intelligent solutions bring benefits to operators in such areas as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), energy efficiency, automation, agility, security, system integration, certification, and improved overall economics.

The event will feature speakers from 1&1, AsiaInfo, AT&T, ATIS, Auray Technology Corp., CableLabs, China Mobile, Chunghwa Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, DISH Network, Ericsson, Fujitsu, GSMA, IEEE, Mavenir, NEC, Nokia, NTIA, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Rakuten Symphony, SK Telecom, Small Cell Forum (SCF), TELUS, Vodafone, Wind River, and more.

O-RAN members, contributors, media and analysts, and others interested in the state of Open RAN are invited to attend. Attendees need to have an MWC access pass and register through the event website, which also has the agenda and speaker lineup. The event will also be webcast to the interested public through the O-RAN ALLIANCE website.

“The industry is at a technology-defining inflection point where it is fully embracing the concepts of openness, cloud, and large-scale automation,” said Alex Jinsung Choi, Chair of the Board of O-RAN ALLIANCE and SVP Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom. “It is great to welcome so many industry players at the O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit to discuss the latest achievements and live network experiences in creating and deploying open and intelligent RAN solutions.”