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Open RAN reality check: ‘We don’t have open RAN, we have highly coordinated RAN’

May 27, 2022


Open RAN isn’t a technology; it’s a global concept that’s all about ensuring interoperability. It will usher in a new level of flexibility, innovation and market competition within the telecom industry. That was how John Baker, Mavenir’s senior VP of ecosystem business development, characterized it during a Connect EXPO panel designed to interrogate the reality of Open RAN.

“We are right at the beginning of this journey,” Baker continued, adding that he is seeing activity on nearly every continent. Prior to Dish Network’s recent progress, Europe was very much so leading that way in Open RAN.

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