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Laurent Paillassot, the CEO of Orange Spain, believes 5G and virtualization go hand in hand.
Laurent Paillassot, the CEO of Orange Spain, believes 5G and virtualization go hand in hand.

jerehada 2/8/2018 | 4:20:05 AM
Going to the well too often? The brutal boom and bust nature of the network infra market and the need to invest in innovation has left the market with 2.5 competitors (take your pick if E/// or Nokia are the half). So perhaps Orange is looking to reduce that further? Not sure why the discussion of hardware virtualisation is so front and centre. Already cloud native core/EPCs are being deployed so where are they looking to virtualise ? the cell sites or the backhaul? How do you virtualise an antenna? I know edge networks etc but that's a side show.

If you densify for MIMO/NR then its going to cost to build and run. I predict more sharing. Its always easier to take aim at suppliers rather than sort out your own waste.

I did a bit of reseach on the start ups they are working with; no chance they'll build a credible alternative, maybe the odd component, maybe something for emerging markets. The IP is owned elsewhere...

So be careful for what you wish for. 
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