Open RAN: What should telcos do? webinar

First broadcast: 4th August 2020

Alongside the roll-out of 5G cores and radios, Open RAN has shot up the agenda. In this webinar STL Partners addressed the three most important sub-components of Open RAN (open-RAN, vRAN and C-RAN) and how they interact to enable a new, virtualized, less vendor-dominated RAN ecosystem.

The webinar covers:

  • Why Open RAN matters – and why it will be about 4G (not 5G) in the short term
  • Data-led overview of existing Open RAN initiatives and challenges
  • Our recommended deployment strategies for operators
  • What the vendors are up to – and how we expect that to change

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Our presenters


Matt Pooley, Telco Cloud Practice Lead & Senior Consultant, STL Partners

Matt leads STL Partners’ bespoke work with leading operators and tech companies across the globe on defining the telco cloud opportunity, strategies and routes to deployment. On the side, he is a regular speaker at industry events, and has authored research on topics as broad as innovation, network experience and SD-WAN deployment models. Current focus includes cloud native, network automation, and partnership strategy.

David Martin, Associate Senior Analyst, STL Partners

David has specialised on NFV / SDN at STL Partners, writing several reports on the topic, as well as on themes such as vendor strategies and IoT. He is a telecoms analyst of nearly 20 years’ experience and, in addition to STL Partners, has worked for Ovum and Analysys Mason. David gained a First Class degree in French and German at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and then spent nearly five years doing PhD research on 19th-century Romantic, Gérard de Nerval.

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