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: HECTAR offers free design plans for open source hydroponics unit

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HECTAR offers free design plans for open source hydroponics unit

Described as an open-source hydroponics unit, the HECTAR vertical farm is designed especially for interiors to help more people grow healthy food from home. Sponsored by multinational technology company Huawei, the unit is inspired by open-source electronic and 3D-printing companies.

Open-source describes a type of computer softwarethat’s released under a special license made to be accessible to the public. HECTAR has since been selected as one of 25 companies in the Imperial College Venture Catalyst Accelerator, a competition for local entrepreneurs.

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Article: Open source, programmability and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

Code, Open Software, Open Source

Open source, programmability and as-a-service to play a big role in future networks

As networks rely more on software, industry experts expect open-source to play a role in Layer2 and 3 functionality, and that data-centers will rely more on cloud-like services.

Networks of the not-to-distant future could feature many more open-source software components, advanced programmability, and be delivered as-a-service, according to experts speaking at the Future:Net 2021 symposium. Attendees of the virtual event heard predictions from vendors such as Cisco, Google, and Microsoft as well as academics and analyst firms such as Gartner and 451 Research.

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Article: Linaro and Huawei to collaborate on OpenHarmony – a fully open-source OS

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Linaro and Huawei to collaborate on OpenHarmony – a fully open-source OS

In order to support the increasing demand of intensive AI workloads, several key challenges need to be addressed. Cloud infrastructures and datacenters need to evolve to allow for a more lightweight infrastructure able to deliver the best performance.

OpenHarmony is an open-source operating system targeting the concept of distributed devices and shared pool of resources. The unified OS architecture is designed for multiple scenarios, allowing on-demand deployment for diversified devices, while adapting to different hardware resources and requirements for device functions.

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Article: The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

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The Future of American Industry Depends on Open Source Tech

WHEN YOU STREAM the latest Netflix show, you fire up servers on Amazon Web Services, most of which run on Linux. When an F-16 fighter takes off, three Kubernetes clusters run to keep the jet’s software running. When you visit a website, any website, chances are it’s run on Node.js. These foundational technologies—Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js—and many others that silently permeate our lives have one thing in common: open source.

Open source is a technology development and distribution methodology, where the codebase and all development—from setting a roadmap to building new features, fixing bugs, and writing documentation—is done in public. A governing body (a group of hobbyists, a company, or a foundation) publicly manages this work, which is most often done in a public repository on either GitHub or GitLab.

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Article: ONAP will promote open source ecosystem building and accelerate operational transformation, says Huawei

Code, Open Software, Open Source

ONAP will promote open source ecosystem building and accelerate operational transformation, says Huawei

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) community recently announced the availability of its first platform release, ONAP “Amsterdam.” This release delivers a unified architecture for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation and creates a premise for service automation and orchestration.

As a platinum founding member fully engaged in the ONAP community, Huawei actively invested a great deal of resources in technical architecture, code contribution, and system integration, while working with industry partners for operational transformation and the accelerated construction of an open source ecosystem.

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