My whole professional life has been about connecting people and things, I’m in the Telco industry since 1994. The last 11 years I was part of one of the most important suppliers of 3GPP ecosystem, Ericsson, and working for them I had the opportunity to develop new relationships into the Rural America ISPs, the WISP industry. Today I’m trying to help the Rural ISPs to adopt SEBA/VOLTHA, as part of Radisys SD-PON commercial solution, which comes as fully disaggregated, where customer have horizontal and vertical freedom to mix and match different HW and SW vendors. I promote the increasing of open ONUs, supporting Open OMCI, increasing of white boxes OLT HW suppliers, and increasing of SDN solutions that can manage multiple FTTH access solutions allowing both brown and green field deployment. As part of my participation in ONF I will be called out to help promoting SD-RAN, and it will be a pleasure to apply my background from both 3GPP and Open RAN domains to help the ecosystem.