Open RAN gives Communications Service Providers (CSPs) more choice and flexibility to deploy their radio networks. It is expected to become a vital component for the future success of 5G. As the RAN buildout is the biggest investment in the 5G network, the ability to extend radio capacity quickly and efficiently will determine how CSPs can deploy and monetize 5G services.
To gain insight into what leading service providers are currently thinking about Open RAN and its potential financial impacts, Dell Technologies and Intel Corporation recently co-sponsored two reports by ACG Research:
- Using Open Virtual RANs in 5G: CSPs’ Perspectives and Economic Analysis focuses on the RAN design alternatives that CSPs are considering and the benefits and challenges they perceive in those alternatives.
- The Economic Benefits of Open RAN Technology looks at the total cost of ownership of RAN infrastructure decisions, including virtual Open RAN systems going forward.