5G Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) is the idea of interoperability of open hardware, software, and interfaces for 5G cellular wireless networks. 5G Open RAN architecture transforms a “disaggregated” RAN into functional components such as distributed unit (DU), centralized unit (CU) and radio unit (RU) to facilitate an open user plane, control plane, synchronization plane as well as management plane.
Private 5G networks are emerging to address critical wireless communication requirements in public safety, operations of industries and critical infrastructure across industries including manufacturing, transportation, mining, energy, healthcare etc. These private networks are physical or virtual cellular systems that have been deployed for private use by a government, company or group of companies.
MEC-driven 5G solutions are often better able to deliver real-time performance for high-bandwidth applications. In fact, virtualization allows for the abstraction and distribution of the data center itself; MEC servers can share the workloads typically pushed back into the network core. This approach can boost solution performance for V2X, location services, IoT, AR, optimized local content distribution, data caching and more.