Will AT&T choose a disaggregated cloud platform for Open RAN?

12 February 2024 | Research

Caroline Gabriel

Podcast | Cloud Infrastructure Strategies


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In this podcast, Caroline Chappell, expert in cloud-native technologies, discusses a key test for AT&T’s open network credentials. The question is whether AT&T will pair its cloud platform with RAN functions from Ericsson or opt for a third-party telecoms cloud platform. This decision will shape the future capability to run RAN functions from various vendors in the future.

This podcast discusses

  • why a horizontal cloud platform is necessary for Open RAN
  • why high-capacity network operators (brownfield operators) need to take steps towards adopting Open RAN while incorporating openness into the process
  • who the contenders are in the horizontal cloud platform space for AT&T’s Open RAN deployment and a discussion determining the frontrunners in securing the contract.

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Caroline Gabriel

Research Director, expert in network and cloud strategies and architecture