September 28-30, 2020
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Wednesday, September 30 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Panel Discussion: Results of First Global Plugfest Sponsored by Open RAN Alliance (O-RAN) - Moderated by: Dhruv Gupta, AT&T; Haseeb Akhtar & Michela Bevilacqua, Ericsson; Ben Cheung, Nokia; Zach Lovell, CommScope & Tracy van Brakle, AT&T

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Representatives from AT&T (Moderator), CommScope, Ericsson, and Nokia (in alphabetical order) will discuss results of the O-RAN Plugfest session that took place in North America within one of the of three Innovation Zones recently designated by the FCC. The Plugfest demonstrated LCM/FCAPS use cases developed by ONAP and OSC project teams in the context of an O-RAN framework. The use cases to be discussed include (1) Physical Network Function (PNF) Plug and Play, a 3GPP-aligned O1 interface use case that enables service providers to have the PNFs discovered by Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) via PNF registration handler; (2) Bulk Performance Management Data Collection, also a 3GPP-aligned O1 interface use case; (3) Basic O1 interface functionality for Configuration, Performance, and Fault Management of multi-vendor PNFs via a vendor-agnostic SMO; (4) basic network optimization (as intended by A1 interface) of PCI (Physical Cell ID) / RSI (Root Sequence Index). The panel will also provide an update of the next O-RAN Plugfest that will take place at the end of September 2020.

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Tracy van Brakle

Tracy Van Brakle is a Principal Member of Technical Staff within AT&T's Access Architecture & Standards group. She is an active participant and contributor within several open source projects. Her current area of interest is integrating wireless PNFs with open platforms, e.g., ONAP... Read More →
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Michela Bevilacqua

Researcher, Ericsson
Technology Specialist in Ericsson AB. I´ve been working with modeling before in the transport then in the cloud domain for 20 years for Ericsson products. I´m involved in ETSI NFV internal contributions and review. I´m part of the ONAP modeling subcommittee.
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Ben Cheung

ONAP Cloud RAN Architecture Systems Engineer, Nokia
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Haseeb Akhtar

Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
Haseeb Akhtar is a Principal Solutions Consultant in Ericsson. Haseeb’s experience spans across various roles within telecommunications research and product development with a concentration on wireless and packet based networks, IETF, wireless and wireline protocols. Currently Haseeb... Read More →
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Dhruv Gupta

Principle Member of Technical Staff - Network Analytics & Automation, AT&T Labs
Dhruv has 10+ years of experience with telecommunications industry, focusing on the areas of network analytics and automation. Currently, Dhruv is co-chair for O-RAN WG2, which focusses on developing open standards for O-RAN A1 interface and non-RT RIC platform.

Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
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