Posts tagged with: radio access network (RAN)

Parallel Wireless aims to double employee base by end of 2022

The open Radio Access Network (RAN) movement is sweeping over the wireless world and Parallel Wireless is one vendor that’s staffing up. This week, the company, which was founded in 2012, announced it’s expanding its open RAN research and development...

Dell’Oro bumps revenue forecast 50% as open RAN gains steam

Dell’Oro Group raised its open RAN revenue forecast by 50%, citing strong momentum behind the technology in the first half of 2021. The analyst firm previously predicted cumulative open RAN revenue from 2020 to 2025 would hit as much as...

Ericsson looks to blend in with new 5G radios for streetscapes

Ericsson debuted three new radios Monday that aim to address challenges with 5G deployments in dense urban areas, by reducing installation time and the need for multiple siting permits. Aesthetics are another key aim, as the vendor says compact units...

Ericsson loses share, Nokia secures 5G win with China Mobile

China Mobile announced vendor awards for its latest round of 5G contracts, with Ericsson losing ground against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and Nokia notably scoring a 5G RAN win in China. Ericsson had already warned it was at risk...

Ericsson’s China sales dive 60% in Q2

Ericsson in the second quarter experienced a sales dive in mainland China, where it’s bracing for a loss of market share as tensions between the vendor’s home market of Sweden and China appear to be having an impact. Ericsson’s sales...

KDDI, SoftBank tap Ericsson for multi-operator RAN

KDDI and SoftBank are using network sharing gear from Ericsson to deploy a multi-operator radio access network for the first time in Japan. According to Ericsson, the equipment allows service providers to keep their respective operations and management capabilities, but...

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...

Open RAN revenue skyrockets in Q1, tipped to double in 2021

Two new open RAN reports issued this week showed revenue from sales of compatible hardware and software skyrocketed in Q1 2021 and predicted the technology could provide a significant boost to global GDP by 2030. Dell’Oro Group VP and analyst...

Tele2 and Telenor JV tap Nokia for 5G upgrade in Sweden

Nokia on Wednesday announced mobile operators Tele2 and Telenor, through their joint venture Net4Mobility, signed a new 5-year deal with the vendor to expand 5G services in Sweden. Tele2 and Telenor at the start of the year already named Ericsson...

Ericsson targets simplified site upgrades with new radio unit

Ericsson this week introduced a new radio unit that has multi-band support across different technologies and promises capacity enhancements and cost savings. The vendor touted a bevy of benefits from the three-sector dual-band radio such as helping operators boost 5G...