Article: Open RAN revenues forecast to nearly double in 2021

BTS, Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Open RAN revenues forecast to nearly double in 2021

Total Open RAN revenues are expected to nearly double in 2021. The report did not reveal the specific revenue of Open RAN business. Open RAN revenues include O-RAN and OpenRAN compatible macro and small cells radios plus baseband hardware and software.

The Asia Pacific (APAC) region is driving the Open RAN market. Macro is dominating but small cell adoption is improving. The Open RAN Massive MIMO landscape is evolving. Mobile operators in the APAC region are largely behind the surge, underpinned by a fairly synchronized migration from proprietary RAN towards Open RAN in Japan. Rakuten now has some 50 K radios up and running in Japan. Other Japanese operators are increasingly optimistic about O-RAN and the role open interfaces will play with more advanced radio deployments.

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Article: CBRS and open source software power wireless networks in national parks

BTS, Open Infrastructure, Open Source

CBRS and open source software power wireless networks in national parks

A company that has built dozens of CBRS networks is now working with FreedomFi to deploy private LTE using open source software. AccessParks says it has already established almost 100 CBRS LTE networks, and by the end of this year it expects to have 200 live sites at national parks and private RV parks around the country.

The company has worked with a number of radio and core network vendors, but going forward AccessParks will standardize on FreedomFi’s core network solution while continuing to use multiple radio vendors.

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