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Telefonica Germany implements Nokia’s cloud RAN tech for 5G

November 18, 2022


German carrier O2 Telefónica, which is controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, said it is currently using cloud RAN technology from Nokia in its 5G network.

The telco noted that cloud RAN allows parts of the radio access network to be virtualized, which makes it possible to separate hardware and software.

“We are proud to be the first network operator in Europe to use Nokia’s innovative Cloud RAN technology in our O2 5G Live network,” said Mallik Rao, CTO at O2 Telefónica.

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