Tenorio says industry “not scratched the surface” on systems integration. Achieving lower TCO, compared with large-scale traditional vendors, an enormous task. O-RAN Alliance doing “great job”, but smaller vendors disadvantaged. Ambition of sub-$1000 RRH pushed back until 2021. Tech still not ready for prime time in urban ...
US Ambassador warns of financial cost to Brazil of permitting Huawei 5G presence, while talking up favourable loans for Ericsson and Nokia kit. Comments follow fulsome praise for Chinese vendor from Telefónica|Vivo CEO as an innovative and trusted partner.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent.
Ways to solve small-cell cost conundrum still being mulled. Vodafone‑authored research sees European operators pondering emulating the ‘Hong Kong approach’ to delivering small cell coverage for 5G. Secondary node RAN sharing could provide a sweet spot where low‑cost build and operation still facilitates differentiation. Regulatory buy‑in deemed essential for ...
Vodafone rounding up new posse of open transport suppliers under the TIP flag.
McRae, Chief Architect at BT Group, was reportedly optimistic about in‑house development of Ultra MIMO antenna technology based on foundational work carried out by the O‑RAN Alliance.
Ericsson’s lead diminished. Samsung the most obvious beneficiary of Huawei’s misery. Nokia still lacking star quality. Qualcomm and Intel in rare face-off, with hub:raum also now a key enabler. Supporting pack reinvigorated, with TMUS-Sprint merger completion opening doors to new crowd.
Alliance between DT-backed O-RAN and TIP propels Group into vanguard of disrupting RAN supply chains. DT backs TIP-led Evenstar programme to lower RRH costs. Operator partners with Intel and VMware to develop open vRAN platform.
Average cost‑per‑premises passed dips below €1,000, with further efficiencies anticipated. Agile IT and advance fibre planning supporting an accelerated rollout and streamlined back-office processes. Höttges ready and willing to buy wholesale and collaborate to build fibre momentum with progress on EWE and Stuttgart partnerships flagged.
Mavenir solution to slot into operator’s UNICA data centre infrastructure. Timelines hazy for commercial launch.
Tenorio reaches TIP summit, appointed Chairman. Vodafone joins O‑RAN Alliance. Stubborn open RAN resistance from large suppliers. Low-volume barrier for hardware newcomers. 5G OpenRAN critical to achieve scale.
“Smart RAN” momentum building.
Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. O2’s longstanding links with Ericsson and Nokia mean operating business avoids costly replacement programmes that major rivals must implement. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation ...