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Open RAN gets major boost with Vodafone announcing Europe-wide tender

November 13, 2019


Vodafone has tested open RAN technologies in parts of Turkey and South Africa and, in October, began testing the radio access network equipment in the United Kingdom. And, in a presentation this week at the Telecom Infra Project Summit in Amsterdam, Voda’s Head of Network Strategy and Architecture Yago Tenorio said the operator would initiate a tender covering its entire European footprint, according to reports.

“Right now this is the biggest tender in this industry in the world,” Tenorio said, according to Mobile World Live. “It’s a really big opportunity for OpenRAN to scale. We are ready to swap out sites if we have to. Our ambition is to have modern, up to date, lower-cost kit in every site.”

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