Jio, Airtel, Vodafone Idea Look Beyond Traditional Gear Vendors to Cut Network Costs: Here’s How
“Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio are increasingly looking to expand their telecom gear supplier options beyond traditional equipment vendors by using Open Radio Access Networks (OpenRAN) technology.”
OpenRAN leverages Cloud Infrastructure and gels well with both telecom operators’ approach of expending the cloud services further into the networks, which help in leveraging the network infrastructure for more than one purpose.
Vodafone Idea has been engaged with various partners like Mavenir within the OpenRAN space to develop solutions catering to the traffic requirements of Indian networks. The telco’s OpenRAN partners include hardware suppliers for radios and servers; software suppliers, system integrators.