The past and current years, 2020 to 2021, have provided a turbulent environment for teleco operators, with COVID-19 and supply chain restrictions accelerating new market dynamics and forcing the market to recreate established relationships that were in place for decades.
These very same challenges underscored the importance of connectivity and proved that fixed and mobile telecom networks should be considered as key components of national infrastructure, while current 4G and 5G networks are connecting home workers and have shown the need to be reliable, with adequate capacity, and able to connect a home-based workforce.
Open Radio Access Network (RAN) is an answer to these challenges by disaggregating software from hardware, opening interfaces, adding vendor diversity, and providing new platforms to manage the network. This will allow infrastructure to evolve from a limited number of vendors promoting proprietary “end-to-end” solutions to an open market of “best of breed” system designs offered by a much broader supply chain.
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