ARE TELCOS READY FOR OPENNESS?
The giant corporations supplying infrastructure equipment for the global mobile communications sector could be facing a seismic shift. The underlying reasons mostly relate to the ever-increasingly important focus on software and artificial intelligence running the ever more sophisticated networks. There is progress. For instance, when Vodafone recently issued a request for information regarding 5G NR software based on RAN technology, seven companies responded — Mavenir, Samsung, Parallel Wireless, Altran, Phluido, Radisys, and Altiostar.