vRAN: the high-level implications for OSS
14 April 2020 | Research
Analysys Mason estimates that virtualised radio access network (vRAN) technology will account for around 20% of the total addressable RAN market by 2025. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are working with organisations such as the O-RAN Alliance and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to define open alternatives to the vendor-specific RAN implementations.
This report provides:
- an overview of the context in which vRAN evolution is taking place, the proposed vRAN architecture and its complexities, and why vRAN requires a new approach to operations OSS approach
- an explanation of the implications that vRAN has for OSS, particularly in terms of network engineering, assurance and orchestration
- recommendations for vendors on how they can take advantage of the business opportunities offered by vRAN
- a brief commentary on the type of vendors that will win vRAN domain orchestration deals.
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