What is Open RAN?

Open RAN is a mobile digital connectivity approach that disaggregates network components, coupled with vendor-neutral hardware, and software-based solutions, to drive vendor competition across the ecosystem.  It has the potential to significantly reshape the global telecommunications network ecosystem by lowering costs, advancing security, and encouraging new entrants into the market. The goal of Open RAN is to make network services more affordable by lowering access and infrastructure costs for new network builds.