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The promise and pitfalls of Open RAN (Reader Forum)

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. But it should not mean intervention. Such is potentially the case with the proposed effort called Open RAN or O-RAN, which offers software solutions to telecommunication networks but shouldn’t be considered a panacea to relieve geopolitical tensions or reduce the high cost of investment in infrastructure. Rather it should be evaluated with a clear idea how it helps deploy 5G...