oRAN: Opening the door to smarter cities

From itproportal.com

The telecoms industry is going through a time of great innovation and change. With buzzwords abound and promises of a 5G-enabled ‘smart’ future, operators are under increasing pressure to monetise and be first-to-market with new services. However, with major players traditionally enjoying a monopoly of the RAN side of the market, the business model is becoming more difficult to manage, exacerbated by the fact subscribers now demand more cellular data at even lower rates. Ingo Flomer, Vice President, Business Development and Technology, Cobham Wireless, explains how opening the RAN and using multi-operator, multi-frequency solutions is key to delivering the consistent coverage that 5G, the IoT and smart cities require. #

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