Open RAN for Brownfield Operators Challenges and Opportunities

Oct 22, 2022 | Industry Analyst Coverage

Oct 2022

  • The middle eastern telecom operators known as the GCC7 (E&, STC, Du, Zain, Batelco, Omantel, Mobily) have collaborated on a joint White Paper to describe their thoughts and objectives on OpenRAN
  • This is the GCC7’s first joint initiative following the initial announcement of the MoU and community lab on the 2nd of March this year. It shows that the memorandum is being followed-up with concrete action and continued cooperation
  • The white paper highlights that the adoption of OpenRAN will be crucial to lower the TCO of 5G deployments and of cloud-native infrastructure, especially for private networks
  • Working under a new open & multi-vendor environment for 5G with the deployment of virtualized and AI/ML driven networks is seen as laying the necessary groundwork for 6G where OpenRAN is expected to play an even greater role in the region