US Department of Commerce
VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group
VP, Network and Edge Group & GM, Wireless Access Network Division
Telecom Infra Project
Chief Marketing Officer
Telecom Infra Project
Juan Carlos Garcia
SVP Technology Innovation and Ecosystem
SVP Technology Architecture & Innovation
Telecom Infra Project
Group CTO and Senior Vice President
Orange Innovation Networks
Chief Network Officer
Global Head of Engagement
Telecom Infra Project
Chairman, Telecom Infra Project & Fellow and Network Architecture Director
Very exciting. The keynotes were great, several of the panels that I visited were really informative and the people were bringing new perspectives that I hadn’t heard before.
I’m loving it. I love the venue, it’s stunning and just the right size, it’s easy to navigate around it. I really like the Fyuz concept, I’ve spoken to a few people and most people are now saying, “yea, it has worked” and I’m really enjoying the balance of the work and the technology with beautiful food. And honestly, what a great networking environment.
It’s been really successful for us. When we go to industry events Open RAN is frequently “one” of the tracks or topics. It’s very interesting to be in an environment where really that is the only topic that’s being discussed and there’s still a lot of questions that need to be answered. But having everybody here in the same environment talking about the concept of “openness”, not just Open RAN, but Open Networking and there’s Open Optical solutions … it’s everybody trying to figure out together exactly what’s the right way to make this successful. So I think from that standpoint, Fyuz has been a big success.
The entire setup is very warm - it’s actually put together for harboring collaboration. There’s a lot of opportunity around meeting people, networking, and being able to discuss the proper issues. I think there are a lot of relevant folks, as opposed to some of the other shows where primarily it’s sales. Here there is a lot of interest in terms of collaboration, solving problems, figuring out how to make things work, as opposed to just selling.
It's great to be back, right. Face to face meeting. We're happy to see everyone and engage with our partners, engage with the community and overall, you know, driving the message and driving our shared vision, and see some real world implementations of disaggregation and openness.
It's been great. It's been a great event, it's lovely to be here in Madrid. Gives us an opportunity to share what we're doing in the industry with the relevant industry voices. We've got our ecosystem partners here, we've got the operators here. It's been a great mix and a lot of great conversations.
This is the first time that I'm seeing an event where there is a mix between the conference, there is a mix between the attendees, the exhibition and as well, the food. And so, seeing all those food pods all over and the quality of the food and this experience, I think that's making people enjoy the event. And we [AMD] are enjoying the event.
Fantastic. The ambience, the presentation and the quality of the event is just so fantastic. Not to mention the food.
It has been very positive. It's very important for us, it's a way we can interact with customers and vendors. Fyuz is very important for us in the technology development regard, but Fyuz is also very important to us because it brings business connections, whether it's system integrators or resellers. So it's a way to create technology and to sell technology and that's very important for us.
It has been great. Especially the combination between the telecommunication subjects, and the food, especially tacos. Yesterday was excellent. The combination of the two topics has given us an excellent experience here in Madrid.
Fyuz has been great. It's a very unique combination of technology and gastronomy. It's definitely not something you think about or hear about every day. And we all walk around with an empty stomach sometimes after sessions at events like these. And there’s nothing better than a nice warm meal with really great cuisines from around the world.
Totally different. Right? I think in the past, all of the other TIP Summits we've been to, it's been progressively increasing in terms of attendance. It's been increasing in terms of what things are actually coming out and people are showing. It's really exciting to see how big it's grown. This is the most grand TIP Summit/Fyuz that we've ever been to, and we're really excited to be here. You're seeing so much more energy, a lot more people coming out and a lot of people demonstrating real world devices and real world networks and real world implementations.
It's clearly the one occasion of the year where the open community gets together. I think it's going to be a great discussion of where open interfaces and open architectures are really going to go in the future.
Tremendous show. You can feel the energy with everyone buzzing around. And you can see the excitement in the industry as there are more customers who are adopting disaggregation as well as the ecosystem expanding.
This is a really amazing event and, especially, the food is really good. And we have seen that this is a community which is dedicated to solutions and you have so many familiar faces who you are meeting after a long time because of the pandemic. It's a really good experience to see the Metaverse with the community and to talk to everybody about Open RAN and how we can take Open RAN to market. It's really exciting
I think it's a good thing, mixing technology and the food, which is very nice. I tried some of the, it was like a “flying cloud” together with some muffins. It was very good. Fyuz is a unique experience!
Great to be on site personally because after a while of lockdowns and working from home, it's really nice to be here and meet with people. Especially with people who are partners in this ecosystem because we are all like minded. Everybody here is pushing for disaggregated networking. So having the ability to meet people, exchange ideas and help drive the next steps in these desegregated open networks is really what makes this event really great.
It has been quite unique, I would say. We were at MWC Barcelona this year and I remember how we scrambled to get some food. So here the food was always there. It's a pleasant experience. And the concept itself is based on food. The way food is diverse in nature, networks are also diverse in nature. The way a consumer, a customer gets to choose different parts of food and create their own recipe, networks can also be created and defined using various ingredients that are available in the market. So it's a unique concept. We enjoyed being here. We got the opportunity to talk to various stakeholders, starting from vendors, enterprises and their customers and so on. The experience has been really enriching.
It's really great to be able to join a live event, especially after two years shut down due to COVID. So it's really good to talk with our partners and customers face to face. We can exchange our information. Very efficient and it's productive for us. And especially with Fyuz we can talk about business in a very relaxed setting and with very good food. It's really a very organized environment.
It’s an event like I've never seen before. It's a unique combination of good food, a nice setup, very well organized, and I think also some high quality attendance. So it's been good so far.
This is pretty nice. The well organized booths have nice, wide spaces. People are able to meet each other. Finding a chair in MWC is a problem. But here, you see, every booth has a place where people can talk. You do not have to stand in a queue for food. People come to serve you. It's fantastic. It allows people to concentrate on networking and talking to each other. I would suggest that MWC guys also replicate this model.
I would say the look and feel has changed a lot. The location is wonderful as well. But I would say the most important part is bringing the community together, from the operator community who is willing to stand by Open RAN and promote more and more networking. As well as also bringing a lot of the vendors out there right from the OEMs and ODMs. So this is a great place to bring everybody together, to have a single focus on how to grow Open RAN.