RAN World 2018, with TIM as Host Nation Operator Partner

09-10 October 2018
Rome, Italy


Here is a selection of feedback from Avren's previous RAN events:

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"First time at RAN World. Had a
chance to speak to a wide variety of vendors/ service providers. The quality of the presentations were excellent and were very thought provoking."

Mr Michael Fitzsimons, Sector Marketing Manager, Avanti plc
"The SON working group was brilliant, and the workshop was very useful to the participants. Similarly, the millimeter Wave workshop I attended at the end of the day was just great and it lasted well beyond the scheduled timeframe - a clear sign that everyone enjoyed it. Great chairman and presenters!!
The venue and organisation also
worked great, so it was a well positive
experience in all dimensions."

Dr Michael Fritsch, Telecommunications and Technology

"RAN is an event that cuts through all the hype and offers a great environment for frank and open discussion between MNOs and vendors. It takes a realistic and practical approach to the real world challenges that we as an industry are facing today and tomorrow”

Eric Kuisch, CTO, Vodafone Germany

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"It was one of the best conferences I have attended, where expertise was merged with innovation” -  Batelco



"Very focused event, just about RAN and all about RAN, with a high level audience
(CTO, VP, etc.)" - EXFO Inc.
The focus on the RAN meant there was a depth of content not seen at other conferences” - Amdocs
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"I truly enjoyed the breadth and the depth of the content shared at the event. It's extremely up-to-date and with the just right degree of focus. The Working Groups were a perfect complement of the Keynote sessions”

Dr. Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute

"It was a nicely organised and very useful event with good  networking opportunities. the panels were very interesting as well as the working groups on different subjects.”

Dr Werner Mohr, Chair of the Board, 5GPP


"The Ran conference provided an excellent forum to discuss the key topics which concern our industry today, such as current network challenges, architecture choices, virtualization and how to evolve to 5G. Great opportunities for networking, interesting presentations and the overall conference logistics worked flawlessly” 

Account Director, Samsung Electronics

"RAN infrastructure is evolving so rapidly that coping with sustainability, complexity and investment life cycle is the challenge. Decisions taken today may significantly impact the business model in a few years from now. This event is a great occasion both to focus the technology vision and to keep the vendor community aligned to Operator's objectives and concerns"

Rino Buccio, CTO, Linkem

"An extremely insightful event, with plenty of opportunity for frank and open discussion between operators and vendors"

Senza Fili Consulting

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"A mix of presentations from Operators on their pain points and wish lists, Government and non-government organisations and standards bodies on their visions and processes, and more informal workshop discussions"

Analog Devices

"This RAN focused event made us interact with the most relevant people, and get the know-how from the market”

P3 Communications

"An excellent opportunity to discuss the common challenges we all face and learn from each others experiences in a number of areas. The workshops allow specific topics to be explored further"


"Good operator and vendor overview of requirements and key concepts, moving towards 5G systems by 2020"
- Huawei

"RAN World was a very informative and focused event providing various views on future RAN strategies in a relaxed and collaborative environment"
- Altion

"This event provide very useful informations especially about new technologies and other operator's point of view to them”
- Turkcell

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"A great event diving into both the technical and business challenges in evolving the RAN towards 5g. The working groups, in particular, were a great platform for lively discussion."

Mr Phil Kendall, Director Global Wireless, Strategy Analytics
"I thought it was an excellent conference! one of the very few events where there is real in-depth discussion on technical matters."

Mr Ashley Beynon, Senior Consultant 4G RAN, Capacity, KPN

"A lot of competence in every presentation. Very good opportunity to meet and discuss with very technical and leading people from suppliers, vendors and providers."

Holger Eber, Regional Sales Manager, EXFO

"It was a fruitful event to see the latest innovations about LTE and to get a good vision towards 5G."

Murat Unlusan, Radio Network Product & Arch. Design Engineer, Turkcell

"RAN World was one of the best conferences I’ve been to in the last years, due to the content and speakers I met. A combination of amazingly deep content and knowledgeable speakers really made a difference."
Dr Michael Fritsch, Telecommunications and Technology

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"Great networking event and always wonderful insights from the technology leaders and mobile operators."

Mr Earl Lum, President, EJL Wireless Research LLC

“This has been a fantastic event with an excellent line up of speakers and visitors.”

Aviv Ronai, Senior Business Development Manager, Broadcom Corporation

"It has been a great event which offered many opportunities for networking, exchanging ideas and getting new inspiration. I can conclude that all in all it has been a very successful start of a new event series.”

Matthias Sauder, Head of Network, Vodafone Netherlands

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"RAN World is a great place to exchange experience and meet interesting people across global mobile industry. Perfectly organized, nice atmosphere and a lot of RAN related presentations and panels make this a state of the art of event. I would like to participate in it next time."

Aleksander Jakubczak, Programme Director, Orange Polska

"I appreciated the RAN World organization and speaker’s lineup: the format is very effective, with a mix of plenary and working groups, and you managed to find an excellent set of speakers, with a very good and well balanced mix between operators, vendors and other stakeholders. I found useful both presentations and networking opportunities"

Umberto Ferrero, Head, Wireless Access Innovation, Telecom Italia

" I really enjoyed the presentations from operators with concrete experience sharing."

Tero Kola, Head of Portfoilo Management, Nokia

"RAN World was an excellent place to meet CTO-level experts from major mobile operators"

Joe Madden, Principal Analyst, Mobile Experts

"...one of the best conferences I’ve been to in the last few years, due to the content and speakers I met. A combination of amazingly deep content and knowledgeable speakers really made a difference."

Dr Michael Fritsch, Telecommunications and Technology

Platinum Sponsors

JMA Wireless, Platinum Sponsor at RAN World

NEC, Platinum Sponsor at RAN World

Gold Sponsor

Comarch, Gold Sponsor at RAN World

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Silver Sponsor

Mavenir, Silver Sponsor at RAN World


Working Group Sponsor


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