Open RAN: Is it Destined to be Closed?
Will Open RAN (O-RAN) create an expanded ecosystem of interchangeable RAN vendors, lowering costs and speeding innovation, or will it bring it more complexity and cost, and lead to vendor-specific siloed implementations? Join Appledore principal analyst, Francis Haysom, and Spirent 5G strategic lead, Stephen Douglas, as they discuss and debate the future of Open RAN and what can be done to ensure it fulfills its promise. This Light Reading webinar explores the latest Open RAN market trends and challenges from the prospects for new market entrants to new techniques for reducing complexity with automated performance and multi-vendor interoperability testing.
The on-demand webinar covers:
The Open RAN market opportunity and key trends
The competition between traditional and new software-based commercial models
The role of government in the nascent Open RAN market
Why timing synchronization is a potential stumbling block
New continuous testing techniques to simplify multi-vendor complexity and ensure performance