Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Vodafone UK backs open RAN alternative to Huawei

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 02 November 20

The UK operator said it would be selecting open RAN vendors to replace around one-third of Huawei equipment currently in its networks

When the UK first decided to limit Huawei’s participation in the country’s upcoming 5G networks back in January, few could have predicted that almost a year later the Chinese vendor would be facing a total phase out by 2027 and open RAN would be a viable option for their replacement.    Yet this is exactly what Vodafone UK has decided, with CTO Scott Petty telling the Financial Times that Vodafone&rsquo…

When the UK first decided to limit Huawei’s participation in the country’s upcoming 5G networks back in January, few could have predicted that almost a year later the Chinese vendor would be facing a total phase out by 2027 and open RAN would be a viable option for their replacement.    Yet this is exactly what Vodafone UK has decided, with CTO Scott Petty telling the Financial Times that Vodafone&rsquo…

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