Emerging 5G Open RAN Drives Interoperability and Innovation
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.
synchronization plane as well as management plane.
- Enables an open, multi-vendor RAN ecosystem for operators to reduce costs
- Open interfaces between subsystems enables operators to create best-of-breed solutions