Making the Business Case for Open and Virtualized RAN

Open and virtualized radio access network (Open vRAN) technologies could grow to nearly 10 percent of the total RAN market by 2025, according to estimates from Dell’Oro Group. That represents a rapid growth, given that Open vRAN only makes up one percent of the RAN market today.

In this paper, we explore the business case for Open vRAN. We’ll discuss the cost benefits of baseband pooling, and the strategic reasons why Open vRAN is still desirable when pooling isn’t possible.

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