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Open RAN North America

Mark Poletti
Director R&D – Wireless Technologies at CableLabs


Mark Poletti is the Director of wireless technologies at CableLabs; a non-profit R&D organization that is dedicated to creating and driving technologies and innovations critical to the cable industry’s technology roadmap. In this role, Mark is responsible for wireless R&D activities across fixed, mobile and emerging wireless technologies. Prior to CableLabs, Mark has built, managed and operated 3G (CDMA) and 4G (WiMax) networks for US WEST and Clearwire, respectively. He has also been addressing mobile operator design, operations and performance issues of 2G, 3G, 4G, and satellite networks for over 20 years with such companies as ViaSat, Clearwire, ATECS/Centerline, U S WEST/Qwest, and General Electric. Mark holds a M.S in Telecommunications from University of Colorado, B.S. Physics from SUNY Buffalo and has multiple issued and pending patents.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion | Hyping Around: How Private Networks Boosting the Open RAN evolution?

  • Presentation | The Changing Role of Open RAN Test Beds

  • Panel Discussion | Scaling Open RAN with Interoperability and Performance Testing