This Private 5G demonstration showcases the benefits of leveraging Open RAN, open interfaces, and a Kubernetes-based cloud RAN platform for organizations looking to deploy their networks with agility, scalability, and flexibility. With Open RAN, customers are no longer locked to expensive and proprietary network equipment, while open interfaces give rise to software-defined principles that drive efficiency and programmability within the network. A Kubernetes-based platform enables operators to deploy and scale network functions easily, optimizing resource usage and reducing operational complexity. The demo will provide an end-to-end view of the solution, from the radio interface to the core network, focusing on deploying virtualized network functions and private cloud infrastructure. Attendees will learn about the benefits, challenges, and operational considerations of deploying a private 5G network with open interfaces, Open RAN architectures and Kubernetes platforms.
Guy Turgeon is an Industry Principal at Red Hat where he is focused on helping North America Communications Service Providers migrate their network to a cloud native 5G architecture. His career spans 25+ years in the networking, telecommunications, and software industry. Initially starting his career in software development with Mitel Networks, West End Systems, Sedona Networks, and more recently, 18 years in solution architecture roles at Wind River. Guy’s other various responsibilities included firmware, call processing, VoIP software development, standards organizations, and managing field networking engineering teams. He is currently an active contributor to the O-RAN Alliance and is passionate about making open disaggregated 5G RAN a reality.