Alternative deployment models to enable a broad Open RAN ecosystem

22 February 2022 | Research

Strategy report | PPTX and PDF (6 slides) | Next-Generation Wireless Networks

"Small cell deployments will allow challenger vendors to secure a near-term place in the Open RAN market."


Deploying Open RAN technology on public macro networks will take 3–4 years to achieve at scale, but small suppliers may not be able to wait that long to generate revenue. These vendors should therefore use alternative deployment models to enter the market earlier.

Topics included in this report

  • Challenges and risks associated with the slow deployment of Open RAN technology on macro networks
  • Strategic opportunities that network equipment suppliers can pursue when entering the Open RAN market for small cell and enterprise networks
  • Early adoption trends for Open RAN and enterprise small cell networks


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