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Virtualized RAN: 4G/5G Strategies, Opportunities and Pitfalls

Date : 2020-01-22

Date: 22nd January
Time: 4pm UK Time
Are operators virtualizing their RAN? When, and with what goals in mind? Heavy Reading surveyed over 80 global operators to gain their perspective on deploying virtualized RAN solutions. In this webinar we share the results of that survey, sponsored by Red Hat. We focus on vRAN deployment opportunities and challenges; how existing 4G RAN infrastructure and planned 5G implementations influence deployment, and how emerging container and cloud native technologies impact vRAN plans. We also examine how the operators’ desire to avoid vendor lock-in may require evolving platform solutions to simplify managing and integrating multi-vendor VNFs in an NFV environment.
Key topics include:
The VNFs operators are implementing today
Their plans for vRAN deployment
How these plans vary in relative to 4G and 5G roll-out
The choices operators are making in terms of vertical versus horizontal solutions
How the move to cloud native and containers will impact vRAN implementation.
Azhar Sayeed, Chief Architect, Service Provider – Red Hat
Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading