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The first Open Infrastructure Summit (formerly the OpenStack Summit), kicked off on April 29 in Denver, has brought together hundreds of contributors to discuss how open source software is powering 5G and edge deployments. The three-day conference will feature technical sessions to address how open source technologies are transforming mobility.

Moreover, attendees get to hear how global telecoms are building their 5G strategy, have access to 5G and edge case studies, as well as technical deep dives and demos.

AT&T and Ericsson have brought their 5G technologies to the Open Infrastructure Summit, using the mmWave bandwidth of the 5G radio technology to showcase how the 39 GHz band New Radio (NR) network is capable of achieving more than 1 Gbps of throughput. This showcase includes the core network applications (e.g., mobility management entity and evolved packet core deployed on an OpenStack cloud), and the 5G NR network is using the four-carrier aggregation of 100 MHz carriers to achieve this level of high bandwidth on site.

The demo also features a follow up of AT&T’s live 5G video call originally demonstrated at the Berlin Summit in November 2018, which AT&T enabled by running a 5G Evolved Packet Core on Airship and OpenStack.

In addition, the 5G Lounge features a virtual reality game, called Strike-A-Light, where the players can compare through VR goggles how the simulated latency from 3G, 4G and 5G networks can impact their response time.

A virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) deployed on an Airship-based containerized OpenStack cloud is also being showcased in the Ericsson booth.

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