December 14, 2021
Skoltech, Moscow
Media Partner
The first international conference in Russia about OpenRAN open architecture. OpenRAN is a key global trend in the development of telecommunication solutions for mobile networks. Two drivers of this movement in Russia — MTS and Skoltech — have united to hold OpenRAN Russia 2021.
Overview of the development of the national and international OpenRAN ecosystem from MTS and Skoltech
Trends from major open architecture associations
Experience in developing OpenRAN solutions from leading national and international vendors
5G Demo Zone: Networking Opportunities for B2C and B2B
Our partnership with Skoltech has delivered results: in less than two years we have become the first Russian team to implement the OpenRAN concept in a deployable prototype solution. Thanks to a flexible and open architecture, the MTS team can build an optimally-configured network while ensuring the seamless integration of all components. These encouraging results reaffirm our decision in selecting the OpenRAN approach, which, when developed further, will encourage the emergence and adoption of Russian-made telecom solutions, while ensuring robust competition and further supporting a diverse global supply chain of high-tech vendors.
Victor Belov
Telecom operators were the key drivers behind the global OpenRAN concept. Thanks to the open architecture, operators are reclaiming their freedom to choose optimal solutions when building networks. That's exactly why the OpenRAN concept is rapidly evolving as a global international project supported by diverse players and even rivals. A consistent advocate of the open architecture in Russia, MTS supported Skoltech's OpenRAN R&D efforts at a very early stage.
Dmitry Lakontsev
Head of Skoltech-based NTI Center of Excellence in Wireless & IoT
OpenRAN Russia 2021 will take place at Skoltech — a globally renowned Russian institute (top-100 Nature Index Young Universities) with a stunning new campus.

In the framework of the development of cutting-edge research in wireless technology, MTS and Skoltech has launched 5G pilot zone in Skolkovo and has already tested Russia's first OpenRAN-based 5G telecom solution.
The speakers of the OpenRAN Russia conference are the leading experts of the telecommunication industry.
Michael Andersin
Developer Relationship Manager - Telecom, NVIDIA
Yuri Antonov
Director, CIS Region, Parallel Wireless
Pavel Arkhipov
Business Development Manager for Telecommunications, Xilinx, Avnet
Victor Belov
Vice President for Technology (CTO), MTS
Rabih Dabboussi
Chief Revenue Officer, Rakuten Symphony
Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez
SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem, Telefonica Group
Aitor Garcia
Senior Open RAN Product Strategy and Planning Manager, Vodafone
Gilles Garcia
Sr Director Business Lead Wired & Wireless Group, Xilinx
Arno van Huyssteen
CTO - Global Service Provider, Canonical Company
Tair Ismailov
Strategic engagement director Russia & CIS, GSMA
Sergey Knyshev
Executive Director, Association "Open Network Technologies"
Alexander Kuleshov
President, Skoltech
Dmitry Lakontsev
Head of Skoltech-based NTI Center of Excellence in Wireless & IoT
Dmitry Laryushin
Technical Policy Director in Russia, Intel Corporation
Roman Maslennikov
Chief Executive Officer, Radio Gigabit
Alexey Maslyankin
Director of the Radio Access Network Department, MTS
Vishal Mathur
Global Head of Engagement, Telecom Infra Project (TIP)
Sridhar Rajagopal
SVP & Sr. Fellow, Technology & Strategy, Mavenir
Vladislav Sheshalevich
Director of Special Projects Department, Kryptonite
Vitaly Shub
Head of the Skoltech-based 5G Leading Research Center
10:00 – 10:30
Registration & Welcome coffee
10:30 – 10:45
Grand opening
Victor Belov (MTS) & Alexander Kuleshov (Skoltech)
10:45 – 13:30
Sergey Knyshev (Association "Open Network Technologies")
Key challenges of open technologies introduction in the Russian Federation

Alexey Maslyankin (MTS)
MTS OpenRAN implementation strategy

Dmitry Lakontsev (Skoltech)
National OpenRAN ecosystem

Rabih Dabboussi (Rakuten Symphony)
Future of Telco: based on Rakuten Mobile journey in Japan

Yuri Antonov (Parallel Wireless)
Parallel Wireless and OpenRAN

Aitor Garcia (Vodafone)
OpenRAN benefits and challenges, changing the traditional RAN model

Vishal Mathur (Telecom Infra Project)
A new approach to Telecom Networks

Juan Carlos Garcia Lopez (Telefonica Group)
OpenRAN ecosystem in the 5G Era
13:30 – 14:15
14:15 – 14:55
Arno van Huyssteen (Canonical Company)
Open-source enabling technologies for OpenRAN

Michael Andersin (NVIDIA)

5G Software Defined Radio and NVIDIA AERIAL
14:55 – 15:45
5G Demo Zone: Networking Opportunities for B2C and B2B
Vitaly Shub (Skoltech)
5G Demo Zone Opening

Showcases by MTS, Skoltech, Radio Gigabit, T8, Micran, Panasonic, Euler Project, Seentest, Itorum MR, Helmeton, 4digit, Matrix Wave, Keysight Technologies & New Telecom Solutions
15:45 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 18:00
Sridhar Rajagopal (Mavenir)
Perspectives from worldwide Open RAN deployments

Dmitry Laryushin (Intel Corporation)
Making the Business Case for Open and Virtualized RAN

Roman Maslennikov (Radio Gigabit)
Development of PHY level of the 5G NR base station

Gilles Garcia (Xilinx)
Exploring High-Performance 5G Platforms

Vladislav Sheshalevich (Kryptonite)
Approaches to the implementation of the Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) platform according to O-RAN standards with the use of open-source

Pavel Arkhipov (Xilinx, Avnet)
Hardware and software for the equipment development for 5G networks in the OpenRAN paradigm. Systems based on programmable logic as the first step to national equipment

Tair Ismailov (GSMA)
ORAN as part of network transformation strategy
Fill the form below
Skoltech is fully committed to your safety during the event and follows anti-COVID measures for mass events. Access is allowed only for those who can confirm their vaccination, recent recovery or negative PCR test (48h.)
Specify below your preferable way of confirmation of your COVID status. It's recommended to attach the file — this will allow you not to show it at the reception on the day of the event.
Перейти к заказу билетов
You can get to Skoltech by public transport (buses and metro line D2), taxi, and also by private car to the outside parking lots of the Skolkovo

public transport
private vehicles
Skoltech can be reached by MCD trains and city buses
MCD (line D1)
  • Go to Skolkovo station
  • Change to the free Sk bus and get to the Skoltech stop
Direct city buses (directly to the Skoltech stop)
  • No. 1147 from metro Troparevo
  • No. 1147s from TPU Solnechnaya
  • No. 523 from MCC Kutuzovskaya
City buses (Moscow - Skolkovo Technopark, then take internal free Sk buses to get to the Skoltech)
  • No. 818e from metro Slavyansky Boulevard (express)
  • No. 867 from metro Slavyansky Boulevard
  • No. 819k from metro Molodezhnaya
Yandex.Taxi, Uber and Citymobil enter the territory of the Skolkovo without special pass
  • Use the address Bolshoy Boulevard, 30, building 1, Yandex.Taxi, Uber and Citymobil cars are automatically admitted to the territory
  • Direct access of other Taxi services is not supported
Outside parking lots + Sk free buses to the Skoltech campus
The access to the territory of Skolkovo is restricted for personal transport. Guests leave their cars at the intercept parking and get to Skolkovo by internal free bus shuttles
  • There are parking lots at the entrances from Skolkovskoye and Minskoye highways
  • The first 2 hours of parking are free, then 50 rubles per hour (payment upon exit, non-cash only)
  • Free Sk buses run from parking lots every 10 min