Accelerating Open RAN Adoption: The Role of the Systems Integrator
As the industry moves toward 5G, Radio Access Network (RAN) will become increasingly software-driven and built with a variety of vendors. This brings added complexity to consuming this transformational technology and places an added emphasis on supply chain and integration services.
As service providers continue to adopt disaggregated, virtualized solutions that enable speed and agility, web-scale networking solutions are no longer merely “nice to have”; they are table stakes for operators looking to thrive in the next generation of the economy.
As such, operators’ Radio Access Network (RAN) will become increasingly software-driven and built with a variety of software and hardware from multiple vendors. However, this brings its own set of challenges, not least of which is ensuring interoperability of the various components and optimizing deployment scenarios considering every service provider’s network architecture is unique and must be treated as such.