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An app store for 5G network operators could open – eventually

Smartphone app stores gave birth to a range of apps such as Angry Birds, Instagram and even Fart World. Now, open RAN technology may create a similar marketplace for xApps and rApps for 5G networks.

Nvidia 'superchip' for Softbank strikes at Intel, boosts Arm in open RAN

The hottest chipmaker in the world right now has a product for managing radio access network and AI workloads and one of Japan's biggest telcos has bitten.

Small cell focus still largely on densification

While densification seems to be the main focus for small cell deployments, use cases such as indoor 5G coverage and private networks are emerging.

Driving supply chain resiliency for open RAN development

In this panel from Mobile World Congress 2023, Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and other participants discuss the economic and technological impacts of the supply chain on open RAN deployments.

How CableLabs is zeroing in on vRAN and open RAN

Mark Poletti, the lead wireless architect at CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is focused on supporting the transition from vRAN to open RAN. The industry organization is also working toward open RAN conformance, performance and interoperability testing.

HPE and Ampere take aim at Intel with vision of Arm-based open RAN server

US server maker HPE is teaming up with one of the hottest chip startups on a product that could provide much needed competition to Intel.

Open RAN is mostly secure, finds government report

Open RAN 'does not fundamentally alter the security risk landscape for telecommunications, compared to more traditional RAN,' according to a report backed by the US, Japan, Australia and India.

Dish's networks boss on Intel alternatives and why SI is a breeze

Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.

Eurobites: Irish watchdog slaps €1.2B fine on Meta for user data fails

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German minister sticks up for Big Tech in 'fair share' furore; Dutch lead European 5G pack, says Opensignal; A1 Bulgaria dips a toe into Nokia's Cloud RAN.

Paradise prepares a 5G platform for developers

Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.

Ericsson faces new charges of trying to thwart open RAN

Swedish vendor Ericsson's proposal for a new lower layer split is a delaying tactic or attempt to seize control of specifications, according to sources.

Operator Survey: Open RAN for private networks

Is open RAN technology a good fit for private mobile networks? And what do network operators think? A new Heavy Reading open RAN survey delivers insight.

Ericsson targets US military as its next big 5G customer

'There's a lot of interest in the US government now for adopting 5G,' said Mike Murphy, Ericsson's top technology executive in North America, during a keynote at the Big 5G Event.

Dish eyes major energy savings thanks to RIC

Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne said the company will initially focus on energy and spectrum efficiency starting in the second half.

Sources: Mavenir lands 5G open RAN deal with India's Airtel

The US supplier has been selected to provide technology for up to 10,000 rural sites for one of India's biggest operators.

Dell's Dennis Hoffman: Packaging cloud, 5G and more for carriers

Dennis Hoffman, SVP and GM of Dell's telecom systems business, discusses Dell's approach to private networks and its partner ecosystem that aims to give carriers more technology choices when building and extending 5G networks.

Could Dish try to push out its 2025 buildout deadlines?

'We believe the most likely path forward for Dish near term is to negotiate an extension on its 2025 FCC coverage requirement,' wrote the financial analysts at Wells Fargo.

Open RAN players race to fill their 'brownfield' gaps

Rakuten and Mavenir aim to provide feature parity with traditional RAN suppliers in the coming months.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on 5G momentum from the RAN to the cloud

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown joins the podcast to discuss trends around 5G Advanced, the radio access network, standalone 5G and more.

US slowdown, tower sales and Huawei pose big questions for DT

The days when rampant growth in the US could be taken for granted seem to be over for Deutsche Telekom, and Europe remains a concern.

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