The hyped technology is unlikely to make a huge difference in what telcos invest and even threatens to run up a bigger opex bill.
In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.
What should customers and the telecom industry expect as the industry starts preparing for its next generation?
An attempt to resurrect the issue would be fantastic for lawyers and rule makers but an expensive distraction for everyone else.
Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?