Chris Boyer, VP, Global Public Policy at AT&T, and Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director of the Open-RAN Policy Coalition summarize the key take-aways from Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27-March 2, 2023. Chris and Diane were encouraged to see prominent business and policy discussions around Open-RAN incorporated into the show agenda as well as happening on the trade show floor.
Here are some highlights:
- Unlike previous years, Open-RAN was a primary topic of this year’s Mobile World Congress, with keynote remarks, panel presentations and an obvious increase in the number of small companies getting into the Open-RAN space.
- Carriers are still encouraged about Open-RAN as a way to power 5G networks and beyond at a more cost-effective and innovative way.
- There were cool things on the trade show floor, like holograms and new approaches to delivering Artificial Intelligence (AI) experiences.
- That said… Diane is still confident that AI won’t take over the world!