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BT launches Hull-based Open RAN trial

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Wednesday 26 January 22

The trial will deploy Nokia’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) technology across a number of sites in the city, aiming to optimise network performance

The topic of Open RAN has been of growing importance for operators around the world for over two years now, with most major international players exploring the technology in some form or another. In January 2021, for example, a quintet of major European operators – Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone, and TIM – signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on further developing the technology.    In the UK, all four of the country’s mobile operators have demonstrated similar interest in exploring Open RAN’s potential, each conducting individual trials last year…

The topic of Open RAN has been of growing importance for operators around the world for over two years now, with most major international players exploring the technology in some form or another. In January 2021, for example, a quintet of major European operators – Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Orange, Vodafone, and TIM – signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on further developing the technology.    In the UK, all four of the country’s mobile operators have demonstrated similar interest in exploring Open RAN’s potential, each conducting individual trials last year…

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