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Open RAN North America
6-7 December 2023
Dallas, Texas

Mari Silbey
Program Director for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Program at US Ignite


Mari Silbey is Program Director for the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Program, a program that convenes workshops around the country, bringing local government officials and their partners together to share smart city challenges, strategies, and best practices. Prior to joining US Ignite, Mari spent several years as a journalist covering broadband infrastructure, video delivery, and smart cities. Her telecom and cable roots go back further through work as an independent writer and analyst with both analyst firms and several private-sector companies including Limelight Networks and Motorola before its acquisition (and later sell-off) by Google. She is a graduate of Duke University, based in Washington, DC.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Session | Open RAN: Big Bet, Big (Potential) Payoff

  • Open RAN Policy Coalition Session | Overcoming Barriers to 5G Deployment through R&D, Test Beds and Interoperability