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Vodafone pilots 5G Open RAN at German cell sites

October 26, 2022

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Following successful field tests earlier this year in Plauen, Germany, Vodafone has announced a 5G Open Radio Access Network (RAN) pilot at mobile sites across the German states of South East Bavaria and North East Lower Saxony.

The pilot launches, which are slated to begin early next year, are the first of their kind in Germany, according to Vodafone. “This will be the first Open RAN system in Germany that not only uses open interfaces but is built on both hardware and software from multiple vendors that is fully interchangeable and interoperable based on the choice of the operator,” said Santiago Tenorio, director of network architecture at Vodafone.

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