OPEN RAN AND 5G
With the evolution to next-generation mobile networks, the race to 5G market dominance is well underway at warp speed. But being fast is only one piece of the puzzle. In addition to being first to market, service providers need to tame the costs and complexity of deploying and operating 5G network architectures in order to be competitive. And that cannot happen unless they move away from traditional, proprietary radio access network (RAN) systems and adopt Open RAN architectures.
Migrating to Open RAN is also a key step towards network digital transformation. Fujitsu is leading the way to digital transformation where businesses, society and everyday lives are being transformed by digital technologies.
The constant need for speed, modernization and automation necessitates companies to adopt technologies that allow them to respond to customer demands quickly and efficiently. 5G Open RAN is the answer.
To learn how the Open RAN approach enables a winning formula of innovation, agility and efficiency, watch this short video or read the transcript below:
WHAT IS OPEN RAN?
Open Radio Access Network is a modern wireless network architecture that enables greater choice, flexibility and agility for service providers deploying 5G.
To understand Open RAN, let’s first look at how other networks are built. A typical closed RAN uses proprietary interfaces between the radio and baseband units. This means a service provider is locked into that particular radio and baseband unit vendor, unable to mix and match vendor components for an optimal solution.
An Open RAN architecture opens up these interfaces, giving operators faster, more flexible deployment options while enabling new functionalities like network automation, analytics and network slicing. And because they enable multi-vendor deployments, open interfaces contribute to a more competitive and vibrant supplier ecosystem which is good for everyone. Open RAN—Freedom to innovate. Freedom to choose. Faster to market.