Why Open RAN lacks immediate appeal

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Francis Haysom, Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

Open RAN will eventually become the norm, believes Appledore Research principal analyst, Francis Haysom, but right now the multivendor, disaggregated architecture is struggling to live up to its reputation as an enabler of radio access network innovation and cannot compete with the incumbent vendors’ traditional, integrated systems when it comes to meeting operators’ immediate needs, he notes. 

Recorded January 2023

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