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by John Baker

Why OpenRAN is Actually More Secure Than Legacy Proprietary Networking

Those following the growing conversation and momentum around OpenRAN may have heard criticisms about the security attributes of this increasingly popular approach to mobile networking. I want to take a moment to explain why OpenRAN is not only a secure alternative to the status quo, but actually provides even more...


by John Baker

OpenRAN: The Key to Future-Proofing Our 5G Networks

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission released its assessment of just how much it will cost to rip and replace banned Chinese equipment out of U.S. communications networks: $1.84 billion. This staggering figure is nearly double what Congress initially planned in its passage of the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Networks Act, which...


by Stefano Cantarelli

OpenRAN in the Wild: From Prospect to Reality

The idea of open networking is always popular. But for the reality to live up to the promise, there needs to be certain conditions met – commercial viability, technological availability, and real operator-vendor collaboration from the same songbook. And for open radio access networks – better known as OpenRAN or...


by Maryvonne Tubb

Monetizing The Slice

Omdia’s Nicole McCormick, Senior Principal Analyst, hosted an educational and thought-provoking webinar on “5G Monetization of the Slice” with panelists Dereck Quinlan, VP of North Asia and ANZ Sales from Mavenir, and Angela Logothetis, CTO from Amdocs Open Networks. Below is the conclusion of the conversation around how network slicing...


by Dejan Leskaroski

CAN I GET A SLICE OF THAT 5G NETWORK?

Omdia’s Nicole McCormick, Senior Principal Analyst, hosted an educational and thought-provoking webinar on “5G Monetization of the Slice” with panelists Dereck Quinlan, VP of North Asia and ANZ Sales from Mavenir, and Angela Logothetis, CTO from Amdocs Open Networks. Below are highlights gleaned from this Aussie-hosted online session on 5G...


by John Baker

OpenRAN IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

As I’ve followed the conversation in Washington over the last several months about how to advance American leadership in 5G, I’ve been pleased to see such rapidly growing interest in OpenRAN, the approach to mobile networking that will widen the supply chain and reduce reliance on untrusted companies that represent...


by Aniruddho Basu

PRIVATE NETWORKS: INCREASING ACCESS TO LOW-COST SPECTRUM IN THE US

Private cellular networks are not new, but the evolution from 4G to 5G is bringing a focused approach to the expansion of private network capabilities both in scale and use cases. A private cellular (mobile) network is built exclusively for, or owned by, industrial companies and other enterprises. These can...


by Pardeep Kohli

WHY COMPETITION MUST GUIDE THE U.S. ON 5G

As U.S. policymakers look for ways to jumpstart America’s competitiveness in 5G and to eliminate security threats from Huawei, some officials have floated the idea of supporting — or even acquiring — European companies like Nokia and Ericsson and proclaiming them as the West’s answer when it comes to next-generation...


by John Baker

FAKE NEWS ON OPENRAN

OpenRAN promises an alternative to the legacy in the radio access network (RAN), one of the costliest parts of the infrastructure. In a traditional RAN, hardware components and software code are tightly coupled, and interfaces do not support interoperability between different vendors. That means nearly all the equipment comes from...


by John Baker

WHAT IS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE OPEN RAN POLICY COALITION (ORPC)?

As a founding member of the Open RAN Policy Coalition since February, Mavenir is proud to sit on its newly formed Board of Directors. Membership continues to gain traction as Nokia announced on Friday, May 22, they will join our group of over 32 member organizations. More companies are waiting in the wings to become members. Here is the stated mission of ORPC:  The Open...


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