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Bob Everson

Global Director, Mobility and 5G

Global Service Provider

Bob Everson is Senior Director of 5G Architecture for Cisco Systems; responsible for designing, defining and developing industry leading 5G solutions.

In addition, Everson is the lead for the Open vRAN ecosystem. This initiative was formed to accelerate innovation in and around the radio access network, and to accelerate the adoption of open, virtualized solutions.

Throughout his 25+ year career in technology, he has remained keenly focused on finding the intersection between innovative technologies and business drivers.

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Open vRAN Collaboration to Accelerate Solution Deployments

Today, World Wide Technology (WWT) announced a collaboration with Cisco, along with Altiostar, to develop an Open vRAN blueprint and validation lab and program for service provider networks.  I’d like to take a few minutes to explain why this agreement is significant for our service provider customers.

October 22, 2019

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Open vRAN at MWC Los Angeles 2019

It seems you can’t write about mobile without talking about #5G, and for good reason - what a year it has been! Launches around the globe have accelerated at a...

February 21, 2019

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The Open vRAN Wave is Building

The Open vRAN movement started with some smaller waves and the anticipation of a larger wave to form. It was driven by a belief that the fundamental way that mobile networks have been built for decades needed to evolve and improve.

September 12, 2018

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Open vRAN Ecosystem – Enabling a Better Mobile Architecture

We’ve had a busy six months architecting and building solutions, executing operator demos and trials, helping to define open interfaces and management, building business models to compare costs of various solutions, partnering with the UK government to help address the digital divide with 5G, and much more. There’s more to come on many of those items. In this update we’ll focus primarily on our activities around this week’s MWC Americas show in Los Angeles.