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Verizon’s approach to Open RAN Part 2—Network automation

Network virtualization, including virtual radio access network (vRAN) deployments, has been a massive, long-term process for Verizon, and laid the foundation for future Open RAN efforts. This effort is in pursuit of network automation to gain internal efficiencies and creating a more dynamic, responsive network to deliver differentiated services to end users.

Bill Stone, Verizon’s vice president of technology development and planning, told RCR Wireless News during the recent Open RAN Global Forum that the operator is executing on a strategy of deploying and operating virtualized and container-based network functions on its homegrown telco cloud, the Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP).

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