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Thursday, April 4 • 4:20pm - 4:50pm
O-RAN & The Open Source Community - Hank Kafka & Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T & Don Fendrick, Nokia

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O-RAN Open Source Community: Bringing 3GPP and LF Together - Hank Kafka, AT&T
The foundation of O-RAN Alliance has been one of the most influential events in telecom industry in 2018. O-RAN Alliance is aiming at building an “Open” and “Smart” Radio Access Network (RAN) for future wireless systems. From day one of its founding, it embraced open source as the most important way to achieve its vision. Under this background, the O-RAN Open Source Community is formed, as a joint collaboration between O-RAN Alliance and LF. It would the first time the LF attempts to touch the “heart” of mobile networks, i.e. Radio Access Networks.

Driving RAN Intelligent Control (RIC) with Akraino - Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T & Don Fendrick, Nokia
As O-RAN is defining a disaggregated RAN architecture to drive flexibility, speed and innovation into 5G RAN deployments it is critical that open implementations of this architecture are available to assure innovation as well as rapid adoption. To facilitate this open implementation Nokia and AT&T are co-creating a programmable RIC platform and matching Akraino Radio Edge Cloud (REC) blueprint based on the current O-RAN work. In this presentation Oliver and Don will explain the goals, architecture and status of the RIC as well as the matching Akraino radio edge cloud blueprint. The session will also highlight the opportunity a programmable RAN creates for edge application developers in getting customized services from 5G wireless networks.

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Oliver Spatscheck

Oliver Spatscheck received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999 at which point he joined AT&T Labs. He was named AT&T fellow in 2013 and is currently the Assistant Vice President for Cloud Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at AT&T with a focus on disaggregation in... Read More →
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Hank Kafka

Vice President, Access Architecture and Standards, AT&T
As VP – Access Architecture and Standards at AT&T, Hank drives the transformation, virtualization, and convergence of AT&T’s advanced access technologies, including 5G, passive optical networks, and Project AirGig. Hank is also responsible for AT&T’s contributions to global... Read More →

Don Fendrick

CTO - Customer Operations, Nokia
Don Fendrick is the CTO in Customer Operations with Nokia. He is responsible for driving innovative and disruptive solutions that span Nokia’s mobile, fixed access, IP, optical, and software portfolios. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, he was Senior Architect in Level 3 Communications... Read More →

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT