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What’s the outlook for virtualized, open RAN?

October 8, 2019

For mobile network operators looking to upgrade to 5G, the vendor community is dominated by a limited number of end-to-end suppliers. Aside from the obvious economics this paradigm prescribes, in a software-defined, 5G world, this lack of openness can potentially limit agility and innovation.

But it doesn’t have to be that way according to John Baker, senior vice president of business development at Mavenir. In a keynote session at 5G World, Baker provided an update on the development of virtualized and open RAN, describing the potential for a major shake up in the vendor landscape on the back of open interfaces, platforms and ecosystems.

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