Ready or not, here comes an Open Ecosystem for Wireless Broadband
The cellular ecosystem is quickly evolving, thanks to the continuous search for improved system performance and the next worldwide generation of wireless technology. Other factors driving this evolution in part include new federal policy and advances in open radio access network technology. It is rarely one disruption that pushes an industry forward and this is not unique in that regard.
Open radio access network (RAN), or O-RAN technology, is emerging as an attractive cellular solution that is starting to be embraced by both government and industry. The exact benefits are still disputed by some, but there is also evidence that these new concepts are starting to be embraced more broadly.