Open RAN: The Impact on Mobile Network Equipment Suppliers

Open RAN: The Impact on Mobile Network Equipment Suppliers

  • July 2021 •
  • 20 pages •
  • Report ID: 6104626 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective explains what open RAN is and why it has become such a prominent topic in the telecoms industry. It goes on to consider its impact on established network equipment providers (NEPs) of growing demand for open RAN from mobile operators."Although the impact of open RAN on network vendors could be substantial, vendors need not be too precipitous in their responses," said Bruno Teyton, senior research director, and John Delaney, associate analyst. "Moves toward open RAN will be gradual. Operators' plans and commitments for 5G rollout in the next couple of years are already set; open RAN is still immature, operators are moving to vRAN or cloud RAN irrespective of open RAN, and some significant obstacles to widespread deployment remain."