Open Radio Access Network (RAN) is one of the most debated topics in mobile. Participants in the discussion are split between those who see the Open RAN glass as half-full or half-empty. The result is confusion on whether Open RAN is hype or whether it can deliver the disruption that many hoped.
In this paper, we provide five reasons why operators and vendors should adopt Open RAN today. These arguments are provided in full recognition of the current state of Open RAN including experiences with initial trials and deployments and the work that continues to be done on meeting cost, security, performance and energy efficiency goals.
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