Pardeep Kohli

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President, Chief Executive Officer

Pardeep Kohli

Pardeep is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mavenir, where he is leading the transformation of network economics for 4G/5G with the evolution to 100% software networks for CSPs. He is a serial entrepreneur bringing innovation and industry-leading solutions to the Wireless and Telecom market. Prior to Mavenir, Pardeep was CEO of Xura, which he joined after Xura acquired Ranzure Networks, an early stage 5G and Cloud RAN solutions company that Pardeep founded in 2016.

Before leading Ranzure, Pardeep was President and CEO of Mavenir Systems, guiding the company growth through multiple rounds of venture funding and a successful IPO (NYSE: MVNR) in November 2013, as well as the acquisition by Mitel in 2015. Mavenir was the first to bring virtualization and software-defined networking to mobile core networks, and the company brought significant innovation to 4G LTE networks.

Prior to Mavenir Systems, Pardeep was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Spatial Wireless, which was acquired by Alcatel in 2004. Spatial Wireless was the leading vendor of wireless Softswitch, and brought significant innovation to the circuit switched mobile core. Pardeep has been quoted in major national publications including CNBC, the Economist, Forbes and Fast Company as well as wireless publications including Mobile World Live, RCR Wireless, SDX Central and Wireless Week.

Keynotes and presentations Pardeep Kohli typically covers:

  • Transformation of Network Economics for 4G/5G
  • Access Redefined RAN in the Real World
  • OpenRAN 5G Network Economics

Recent Speaking Topics

Leadership Newsroom

The Quad Open RAN Forum

28 July 2021

Mavenir President & CEO, Pardeep Kohli, will be participating in the upcoming 'The Quad Open RAN Forum'. The Quad Open RAN Forum, a virtual event, will bring together government and industry leaders from Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S for the first time to discuss existing Open RAN deployments, the security of Open RAN networks, and how the transition to Open RAN will promote competition, security, and technological neutrality in the telecoms ecosystem.

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12 April - 16 April 2021

Join Mavenir's Kuntal Chowdhury, Fernando Cerioni, and Mani Sankaran for insights on AI and edge computing at NVIDIA GTC 2021 on April 12-16

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MEF CONNECTS: Business Messaging

22 March - 24 March 2021

MEF CONNECTS: Business Messaging is a 3-day virtual event where attendees will hear from and interact with the best technology providers across the globe who will share the latest use-cases and technological developments from mobile network operators and OTT players.

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