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Carriers, vendors ramp up open RAN collaboration

Focused on the goal of delivering fully disaggregated, multi-vendor radio access network sites, the Open Test and Integration Center will serve as a sandbox for vendors and carriers to explore interoperability and validation of open RAN technologies.

Just like trends around virtualization and disaggregation in the core network, the whole idea here is to upend the proprietary, vendor lock-in RAN model by switching over to general-purpose IT hardware running specialized software.

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