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Webinar on “OpenAirInterface 5G work in regard to standardization”

October 17, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

TSDSI is proud to announce the 12th Knowledge sharing webinar under the aegis of India EU Partnership Project on “OpenAirInterface 5G work in regards to standardization”.

Abstract: The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance is (OSA) is a non-profit consortium fostering a community of industrial as well as research contributors for open source software and hardware development for the 4G/5G core network, Radio Access Network (RAN) and User Equipment (UE) of 3GPP 4G/5G cellular networks. This work is geared towards development of 4G/5G Cellular Stack on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. Starting off years ago as an academic and research initiative, the OpenAirInterface (OAI) software, being an open (source) implementation, is now finding new uses as the telecom industry as the latter learns about open source and the value it brings to this industry. The OSA, alongside its much esteemed partner organization ETSI, is evangelizing open implementations through a standardization path.

Business practices teach us that markets tend to be dynamic and trade frequently when products are standardized. While “standardization” is a much-employed term in the telecoms industry, its true application from a market perspective has over the years been distorted due to lack of interoperability between vendors across some key network interfaces. As a result, telecom operators have decided to combine their efforts to standardize these interfaces in a manner so as to allow multiple vendors to interoperate across these interfaces. The O-RAN consortium, among others, is an operator-led initiative attempting to standardize interfaces where 3GPP might not have deemed necessary. Open source is expected to play a key role in going forward with these goals, both within 3GPP as a test and validation tool during standardization, and outside, by providing independent software allowing to rapidly implement network functions and demonstrate interoperability. These aspects represent new challenges for the industry as well as standardization bodies.

The OpenAirInterface is the world’s largest independent 5G community with the fastest growing 5G assets and therefore is the foremost provider of open software to support innovation. In this webminar we shall detail these considerations and help participants understand the basics of OAI.

Moderator: Ajay Kumar Mittal, Advisor standardisation in wireless and wireline systems, TSDSI

Shri A.K.Mittal did his Graduation in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1976 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He also holds a Diploma in Management. He has a carrier of over 40 years in the field of Telecommunications. While he started his carrier in R&D at Indian Telephone Industrie, Later after joining Department of Telecom (DoT), Government of India he has worked in variety of domains like Satellite Communication,OFC, Mobile Networks, Switching Systems, Transmission Systems, Network Management, Licensing, Regulation, Standards, Testing and Certification etc. He has headed the Telecom Engineering Centre(TEC),the technical arm of Department of Telecommunications. He has represented Government of India in various bilateral and multilateral international meetings.Currently he is associated with TSDSI as Advisor with special focus on standardisation in wireless and wireline systems.

Speaker:  Irfan GHAURI, Director Of Operations, OpenAir Software Alliance

Irfan holds an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He has till date founded two startups in his career, the first in Wireless Communications and the second in Collaborative Economy. Prior to that he has held technical and management roles in the corporate world for fifteen years where his main achievement was funding advanced research and developing collaboration with universities. He also has been a business consultant focusing on innovation and marketing. He specializes in launching and accelerating embryonic projects and is passionate about value-creation and turnarounds through Business Model Design and Innovation. At the Alliance his role is evangelization and development of the OpenAirInterface software. He is Director of Operations at the OpenAirinterface Software Alliance.

Schedule: October 17th, 2018 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

Participation: Participation in the Webinar is by registration. Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9090422783362543362

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October 17, 2018
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm