Executive Snapshot

New Market Developments and Dynamics

What is Open RAN?

A Note on Terminology

The Drive Toward Public Network Virtualization Reaches the RAN

Virtualization Enables a More Open RAN Architecture

The O-RAN Alliance Focuses Cross-Industry Collaboration for Open RAN Development

Open RAN architecture, Components, and Interfaces

RAN Managed Elements

SMO framework

RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)

O-cloud

O-RAN Alliance Interface Specifications

Risks to the Future Adoption of Open RAN

Potential Fragmentation in the Standards-Making Process

Sustained Performance Gaps

Additional Integration and Maintenance Overheads

New Types of Vendor Lock-in

Why Open RAN Now?

The Drive to Virtualize Networks has Reached the RAN

Chinese Vendors are Being Progressively Excluded From European Networks

New Impetus in the Search for Alternative Suppliers Points at Open RAN

Advice for the Technology Supplier

The Potential Impact of Open RAN on Traditional RAN Suppliers

Ericsson

Pros and Cons of Open RAN in Mobile Operators' Networks

Prospects for Open RAN Adoption in Mobile Operator Networks

Involvement of Public Decision Makers in the Development of Open RAN

The Opportunities and Challenges of Open RAN

The Potential Impact of Open RAN on the Organization and the Competitive Landscape

Nokia

Pros and Cons of Open RAN in Mobile Operators' Networks

Prospects for Open RAN Adoption in Mobile Operator Networks

Involvement of Public Decision Makers in the Development of Open RAN

Opportunities and Challenges of Open RAN

The Potential Impact of Open RAN on the Competitive Landscape

Samsung

Pros and Cons of Open RAN in Mobile Operators' Networks

Prospects for Open RAN Adoption in Mobile Operator Networks

Involvement of Public Decision Makers in the Development of Open RAN

The Opportunities and Challenges of Open RAN

The Potential Impact of Open RAN on the Organization and the Competitive Landscape

TIP

Pros and Cons of OpenRAN in Mobile Operators' Networks

More Flexibility and Less Vendor Lock-inReducing TCO and Enabling new Revenue StreamsImproved SecurityImproved Energy Efficiency

Prospects for OpenRAN Adoption in Mobile Operator Networks

Involvement of Public Decision Makers in the Development of Open RAN

The Potential Impact of OpenRAN on the Competitive Landscape

VMware

Pros and Cons of RAN Virtualization and Open RAN in Mobile Operators' Networks

VMware and Telco Cloud Platform RAN

Ecosystems and Prospects for O-RAN Adoption

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