Posts tagged with: oRAN

Jio has installed 4M macro cells, plans to resell its technology

Here’s a rather phenomenal fact: Reliance Jio has been in operation as a wireless carrier in India for just five years, and it already covers 99% of the country’s population with 4G LTE. It has also erected four million macro...

Policy experts discuss open RAN security issues: Special Report

Open radio access network (RAN) technology has become so high-profile that the Biden administration mentioned it in its official dealings with the leaders of Japan and S. Korea. In April when President Biden met with Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the...

Ericsson CEO pegs O-RAN as key for 6G

Ericsson’s chief executive said on Friday that the Swedish vendor will have open RAN products when the technology is ready for the market, but doesn’t see that on the immediate horizon. In the meantime, the Swedish vendor is staying focused...

Former AT&T exec leads STL’s foray into open RAN

STL is an India-based company that’s made a name for itself over the past 25-plus years, providing optical technologies and deploying fiber for telcos. Recently, Chris Rice, a well-known former AT&T executive, joined STL to lead the company’s nascent Access...

Millicom to deploy O-RAN with Parallel Wireless in Latin America

Mobile operator Millicom has tapped Parallel Wireless to help deploy 4G services in more rural parts of Colombia using O-RAN-compliant architecture. The rollout marks a first for open RAN networks in Latin America enabling 4G. Plans initially call for 362...

Verizon may densify its network for C-band in the mid-term, says Ronan Dunne

Verizon’s EVP and CEO of its consumer group Ronan Dunne is stoked about the company’s new C-band spectrum. Speaking at a FierceWireless virtual event today, Dunne talked about Verizon’s roadmap for deploying C-band, and he answered a question about the need...

Nokia’s Uitto sees strategic play in O-RAN embrace

As Nokia leadership on Thursday outlined plans for a turnaround, head of Mobile Networks business Tommi Uitto pointed to the embrace of open RAN as key strategic avenue for the Finnish vendor. Speaking at Nokia’s Capital Markets Day, Uitto noted...

Viavi looks to O-RAN validation with updated test suite

Viavi’s introduced an updated test suite for 2021 to validate network products in compliance with O-RAN Alliance specifications. New O-RAN network environments bring in components from multiple vendors, and Viavi noted that it falls on operators to ensure conformance, interoperability,...

Open RAN gets real, especially in second half of 2020

The open RAN train really started gaining steam in the second half of 2020, especially after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its Forum on 5G Open Radio Access Networks. The Covid-19 pandemic prevented the FCC from holding its forum...

Irony Alert: What if China taps open RAN to breach networks?

The presence of Chinese companies in open-source radio access network (RAN) groups, such as the O-RAN Alliance, could pose a security threat to networks, says telecom consultant John Strand. Chinese programmers and developers have long been good contributors to open-source...
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