Benchmarking cloud stacks for vRAN and Open RAN: case studies and analysis

05 April 2024 | Research

Gorkem Yigit

Case studies report | PPTX and PDF (25 slides) | Cloud Infrastructure Strategies

"The full-stack cloud model is an ideal balance and elevates the role of cloud vendors who offer a holistic platform and automation."


This report provides a framework for benchmarking vRAN/Open RAN cloud stacks as platforms for 5G cloud-native network functions. It includes case studies of seven cloud platform vendors. This report also provides recommendations to enable vendors to enhance their platform capabilities and improve their market positioning as full-stack RAN cloud platform providers.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What does a reasonable framework for evaluating cloud platforms for vRAN/Open RAN look like?
  • How do the key players in the RAN cloud market compare with one another?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of various RAN cloud platform vendors?
  • What are the key differentiators of each RAN cloud platform vendor?
  • Which vendors offer the most-complete full-stack RAN cloud platforms?

Vendors included as case studies

  • AWS
  • Ericsson
  • Google
  • Nokia
  • Red Hat
  • VMware
  • Wind River


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