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Open RAN central to Telefonica’s 5G future

October 18, 2019


As Telefonica continues to enhance its network and crystallize 5G plans, the Spanish-based multi-national operator this week, through its Telefonica Innovation Ventures investment arm, announced an investment in open radio access network infrastructure Altiostar, which specializes in software-based, virtualized RAN equipment.

Through industry consortia the Telecom Infra Project and O-RAN Alliance, a range of operators and vendors are collaborating to develop specifications establishing interoperability for multi-vendor RAN environments.

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