Open RAN India

AORA India is led by a multi-stakeholder group that promotes education and talent development for Open RAN and next-generation wireless technologies. The vision is to position India as a key global player in the Open RAN business, research, and educational domains and strengthen partnerships with existing institutions in Asia and beyond.

The group has already conducted extensive research on the rise of Open RAN worldwide and in India and is hosting a ‘Visioning Workshop on Open RAN Education and Talent Development in India’ in Bengaluru in March 2024.

AORA India works with leaders from industry, academia, government, and civil society to build an Open RAN curriculum that meets the needs of all stakeholders. It also develops industry partnerships and co-creates research testbeds and thought-leadership events.

Visioning Workshop Agenda

The consultants, USAID/India APP and the AORA team spearhead the Visioning Workshop. 

DATE: 26 March 2024
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm  (Hybrid)
Venue: Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel
Objective: To create a shared understanding of the Open RAN Ecosystem in India, including meeting and staying ahead of workforce requirements.
1. What is the potential for the take-off of Open RAN in India, and what are the success factors?
2. How can we meet and stay ahead of workforce/talent development requirements?
3. How could an educational hub for Open RAN be established? How would such a hub fulfill workforce/talent development goals?

1. Workforce/talent recommendations 
2. Curriculum recommendations 
3. Institutional arrangements recommendations


9:30 – 10:00 – Registration. Tea/coffee

10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks:
Who are we, and why are we here?
Leveling of Visioning Expectations
Why Open RAN? Why an Open RAN Curriculum?

10:05 – 10:35 – Introductions (Round robin)

10:35 – 11:20 – Review of Where we are now (5 minutes each)
Open RAN Ecosystem Overview: Dr, Madanmohan Rao
Talent Gap: Workforce Development:
Policy environment
Academic Perspective – Dr. Kote Kondepu
Civil Society Perspective – Osama Manzar

11:20 – 11:40 – Q&A Interactive: Focus on the gaps and opportunities identified in the above presentations. Implications for workforce/talent development and curriculum training, R&D requirements

12:00 – 1:00 – What courses are needed for an Open RAN curriculum?
Examples from Asia Open RAN Academy
Why Asia Open RAN Academy India?
Examples of Potential Use Cases
Who will deliver the courses?
Hub and Spoke Model

1:00 – 1:30 Activity: Priorities to be Addressed
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:00 Discussion on Priorities
3:00 – 3:15 What do I need from and what can I share with the Asia Open RAN Academy?
3:15 – 4:15 Asia Open RAN Academy India
Vision to Goals and Objectives
4:15 – 4:30 Tea/Coffee/Biobreak
4:30 – 5:00 Synthesis and Next Steps

5:00 – 5:30 Feedback and Reactions

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