Open RAN allows carriers to deploy open, flexible, reliable, and secure network architecture, but the way the network is designed changes drastically.
Traditionally, networks have been largely rolled out using one vendor in order to avoid performance reduction when matching cell sites with different vendors’ hardware in them. However, in Open RAN deployments, the Radio Unit and Distributed Units are entirely separate and can be procured from separate vendors. Whilst multi-vendor systems can be advantageous to the network’s performance, CSPs must now seek out the most effective ways to optimize the now separate DU, RU subsystems, and the open fronthaul connecting it all. Given the complexity of ORAN deployments in macro networks, how far are we from seeing entirely open, end-to-end virtual network solutions and infrastructure in the real world? What are some of the most promising open fronthaul options available to carriers?
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