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SONIC Labs Market Insights – Online

Date: 2 July 2024 14:00 - 17:00

Event overview

Join Digital Catapult’s SONIC Labs team to explore and share the latest insights into the evolution of Open RAN technologies.

During this lively and interactive online event, you will hear from key players about the latest market trends, including a keynote presentation from Vodafone into the ongoing evolution of Open RAN Automation (AI), as well as having the chance to participate in roundtable and panel discussions.

By attending, you will also benefit from 1:1 matchmaking opportunities with different members of the Open RAN ecosystem. This is designed to facilitate collaboration between potential clients, Open RAN vendors or other testing programmes of interest to further your Open RAN journey. This will include:

  • Open RAN vendors
  • System Integrators
  • MNOs
  • Testing Labs (international, national, government and commercial)

Each company taking part in the Market Insights event will get to highlight the key types of members they would like to meet at the event ahead of time. We will then begin to matchmake companies to maximise the network during the session. This information will be provided closer to the date of the session.

Who should attend

This event is designed for active Open RAN ecosystem members, who are keen to build partnerships to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN. This includes:

  • Open RAN vendors
  • System Integrators
  • MNOs
  • Testing Labs (international, national, government and commercial)

Why attend

  • Gain access to Open RAN market trends
  • Access practical insights and cases into Automation of Open RAN
  • Increase awareness of badging, testing and measurement opportunities across ecosystem collaborators
  • Access an open space for collaborative dialogue that increases clarity to move the industry forward
  • Opportunity to meet important players in the ecosystem including MNOs, testing labs, T&M and Open RAN vendors. These organisations can help through: Providing insights on your products and the industry; Being a future collaborator to integrate and sell with as a partner; Providing further support to enter different markets or test your product further in the future
  • Learn more about Open RAN products and the challenges and opportunities for implementing Open RAN


14:00 – Introduction from Digital Catapult

14:10 – Open RAN Market Trends

14.30 – Using Automation (AI) to drive Open RAN deployment and scalability
Lucia De Miguel, Senior Open RAN Manager – Vodafone

15:00 – Round table discussions: Open RAN badging, test & measurement, collaboration of international labs for unified testing

15.20 – Break

15:30 – Panel Discussion: Testing Labs collaboration for Open RAN scalability
Chair: Dr Dritan Kaleshi, Director of 5G Technology – Digital Catapult
Panellists from NTIA, i14y Lab, UKTIN, Vodafone and Keysight

16:05 – Take aways and closing notes

16:15 – 1-2-1 matchmaking

17:00 – End

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