A European Union (EU) report states that Open-RAN technology has the potential to improve the continent’s cybersecurity regulations, but warns that certain conditions must be met if that promise is to be realised.
The Radio Access Networks (RAN) market has traditionally been dominated by a few large players offering highly integrated cellular sites that include radio, hardware and software.
This approach has made it difficult for operators to mix and match innovations and has proven to be a significant barrier to entry for smaller providers.
Open RAN Introduction
OpenRAN is a vendor-neutral approach with standardized designs that allow a variety of companies to deploy hardware and software. Operators believe this can increase innovation, reduce costs and reduce dependency on the “big three” Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.
Several major European mobile operator groups, including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, TIM and Vodafone, are excited about the technology, as are many governments that…