Private cellular networks are new territory for many enterprises, so working with just one vendor might be the simplest solution. But some analysts have argued that a multi-vendor, open RAN approach will be best, because it can expand the range of applications the network can support and allow the network to evolve with the enterprise. IT departments are accustomed to Wi-Fi, which has long supported vendor interoperability, so can cellular private networks follow this path as well? Will discrete on-premise networks be an open RAN proving ground, allowing operators to learn more about the technology before rolling it out in their public networks? This panel will explore the intersection of open RAN and private networks, two of the wireless industry’s most promising emerging technologies.
Wednesday, May 15
3:55 pm - 4:40 pm
Location: Meeting Room C108/109