Coredge Strengthens Open RAN Market Position with CloudCompass
June 15, 2022
With Open RAN, the future is Open
The term “Open RAN” refers to a new trend in mobile network architecture that calls for networks to be built from subcomponents from many vendors. It is a new revolution in which cellular radio networks are made up of hardware and software components from multiple vendors and run on completely ‘Open and Interoperable’ network interfaces.
To stay ahead of the curve in a price-sensitive market like India, telecommunication providers need to assure cost-effective, early deployment of services and establish new revenue streams.
Indian telecoms are considering open RAN as a potential strategy to minimize network-related expenses and bring innovation to the RAN industry. Also, Open RAN is critical for enabling competition among radio software and hardware vendors, which drives greater innovation in the market.
This is where the Open RAN architecture comes in:
Source: O-RAN Architecture Overview — oran master documentation (o-ran-sc.org)
The primary purpose of Open RAN is to provide an interoperability standard for RAN elements such as non-proprietary white box hardware and software from multiple suppliers. Network operators who choose RAN pieces with standard interfaces avoid being locked into proprietary hardware and software from a single vendor.
Evolving of Open RAN globally:
According to a new Global Trends benchmark, Open radio access network (RAN) deployments are still in the early phases around the world however in a few countries, policy measures in favor of Open RAN have begun to evolve, and industry interest is growing with it.
There are currently 73 operators from 38 countries working on deploying or agreeing to adopt the Open RAN in their networks and there will be more deployments expected in the next five years. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union (EU), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States are included in the research.
Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States issued Open RAN initiatives, however other governments, including several in Asia, have taken a more neutral stance, leaving RAN talks to the private sector.
Open RAN evolving in the Indian market:
As India upgrades their networks to 5G technology, the Indian telecom industry is seeing Open RAN as a potential way to decrease network-related expenses and customize.
The Indian government has prioritized the development of indigenous networking solutions. India has now taken another significant step toward creating an indigenous 5G ecosystem in the country. VVDN Technologies Private Limited and WiSig Networks Private Limited have announced a strategic agreement with the C-DoT (Centre for Development of Telematics) (Centre for Development of Telematics) to develop 5G Open-RAN and other products together.
In short, Open RAN appears to be a surprisingly good bet. The Open RAN architecture has also allowed Indian software developers, equipment manufacturers, and system integrators to get a foothold in the global 5G industry.
Undoubtedly, Open RAN has gained the attention of the telecom industry due to its benefits. However, just separating RAN software from purpose-built hardware will not aid as there are a few factors to consider. Join us at the Open RAN event. Coredge leaders will be sharing their insights on how Edge Computing will enable the Open RAN movement.
Coredge solution – CloudCompass
Coredge offers solutions on cloud and edge platforms to solve the orchestration and management needs of modern cloud-native applications.
CloudCompass helps orchestrate the cloud-native Open RAN workloads and enable lifecycle management of services as well as Kubernetes clusters.
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