Posts tagged with: RAN

Revamped security council outlines 5G, open RAN, Wi-Fi priorities

The latest version of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) held its first meeting to outline the federal advisory committee’s priorities. They focus on 5G network security, along with technologies like open RAN and virtualization. FCC Acting Chairwoman...

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...

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...

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...

Dish, Open RAN coalition cheer Senate tech bill passage

Dish Network and the Open RAN Policy Coalition are cheering bipartisan U.S. Senate passage of tech-focused legislation that includes provisions to fund technology development with an eye on open architectures. The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, approved in...

T-Mobile’s Ray summons ‘patience’ when it comes to open RAN

T-Mobile has been less enthusiastic about the open Radio Access Network (RAN) space than its wireless rivals, but that doesn’t mean it’s disinterested. It’s just waiting for the ecosystem to develop.   That’s one of the take-aways from Neville Ray’s...

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...

AT&T, Dish hail open RAN, T-Mobile not so much

One round of comments is in, and it’s mostly as one might expect: Open Radio Access Network (open RAN) is a good direction for the wireless industry, but the federal government should not mandate any particular technology on the road...

Vodafone, Qualcomm team up for Open RAN design

Vodafone and Qualcomm announced plans to develop open RAN reference designs aimed at making it easier for smaller and newer entrants to leverage high-performance silicon needed to support 5G base stations.    The blueprints will be based on Qualcomm’s 5G...