In our last blog, we shared highlights from our webinar discussing Vodafone’s latest milestone in radio access network (RAN) transformation. We talked about how the...
Sr. Director Product Management – Service Provider and Edge, VMware
Ben Basler is leading Product Management in VMware’s Service Provider & Edge Business Unit. Specifically, VMware’s product portfolio for RAN Intelligent Controllers as O-RAN defines it and the RAN focused Network AI platform called “Uhana”. Ben has been in various customer facing, technical marketing and product management roles over the past 20+ years. While he has a traditional routing & switching background (Cisco Systems), he moved to the software defined networking space when he joined Nicira in 2011. As part of the acquisition into VMware, Ben defined what today is known as NSX-T’s logical routing & switching architecture. In 2016, Ben shifted to the RAN space joining Uhana working with early customers to the first tier-1 production deployment of Uhana’s Network AI platform. As part of Uhana acquired into VMware, Ben now focuses on brining SDN to the RAN space using the RAN Intelligent Controllers and App ecosystem as O-RAN Alliance is defining it.