Vodafone Wants to End the Dominance of Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia

8 October 2019

The world's second largest mobile network provider said Monday that it would test Open Radio Access Networks (OpenRAN) in Britain, part of an effort to increase the number of companies that sell telecom network equipment.

Vodafone is seeking to "actively expand" its vendor ecosystem, CEO Nick Read said in a statement.

The company has already started working with a number of new vendors supplying OpenRAN technology, including US companies Parallel Wireless and Mavenir, and UK-based Lime Microsystems.