Enhancing the business case for enterprise private cellular networks using open RAN

14 February 2024 | Research

James Kirby

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

"Stakeholders such as vendors and service providers should see private networks as an opportunity to prove the concept of open RAN while expanding the addressable market for mobile networks.”


Open RAN technology could find early traction in private networks, but enterprises must be convinced by the business case for ‘open private cellular’ networks. Vendors and service providers should focus their efforts on reducing integration costs and prove that open RAN can enhance the private networks business case.

Information included in this report

  • An analysis of the major synergies between open RAN and private networks, as well as the barriers facing the adoption of open private cellular networks among enterprises
  • Strategic recommendations for different types of stakeholders (including vendors, service providers and systems integrators) to work together to overcome the main challenges
  • An evaluation of open RAN’s strengths in private cellular networks, as well as open RAN enterprise small cell forecasts


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