2019 Preview: OpenRAN Efforts Gain Momentum

27 December 2018

Around the same time as the xRAN's announcement, Cisco unveiled plans to form a multivendor ecosystem designed to address issues and accelerate the viability and adoption of Open vRAN solutions, with initial participants including Altiostar, Aricent, Intel, Mavenir, Phazr, Red Hat and Tech Mahindra.

Not satisfied with existing efforts, Mavenir in October announced its OpenRAN partner ecosystem to provide more options for operators intent on deploying a flexible cloud-based OpenRAN solution; partners there include MTI, Tecore Networks, Baicells, NEC, AceAxis, KMW, Benetel, CommScope, Blue Danube Systems and Airrays.