Sponsored by Qualcomm
Open RAN can become a disruptive trend that will move the telco infrastructure
market from a static, vertical market with few players using proprietary solutions to a dynamic, horizontal market with a multitude of players, similar to the innovative, dynamic, and well-established Personal Computer (PC) and cloud computing markets.
The current financial, geopolitical, and pandemic global environment has illustrated the importance of Open RAN telco networks as vital infrastructure. The upgrade of networks to 5G creates a window of opportunity for Open RAN. Governments and policy makers must now foster and stimulate the growth of Open RAN telco networks, while mobile operators urgently take bolder steps to introduce the new technology into their existing networks to ensure that future crises do not affect their network deployments, and to facilitate new innovative 5G network deployments at scale. This can be achieved in small, low-risk initial deployments and scenarios, both of which will create the expertise that will be vital in large-scale deployments in the following years.
ABI Research expects the Open RAN ecosystem to reach a total market of US$30 billion in 2030, climbing higher than the traditional RAN market, which will be a total of US$20 billion. The transition will not happen overnight for public cellular networks that connect consumers to the network, but will be vital, where ABI Research expects Open RAN to drive a US$10 billion greenfield market.
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