Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how Airtel’s new 5G pacts with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung affirm the rising competitive prospects for the trio across the global 5G ecosystem, including especially 5G RAN solutions, due to factors such as Airtel and the India’s entry into the 5G market, the wide-ranging ban on China-made equipment in key markets, and Open RAN’s evolving readiness for prime time 5G deployments.
Samsung Raises 5G FWA Profile with Mediacom Cable Win
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Samsung Mediacom 5G FWA deal highlights major ongoing 5G ecosystem developments such as growing cable operator commitment to use 5G FWA to broaden their addressable broadband market, the further boost to Samsung’s credibility as a supplier of 5G network solutions including 5G FWA and vRAN/O-RAN, as well as the critical role CBRS spectrum can play in reducing the digital divide across rural areas.
NEC Aspires to Accelerate Open RAN 5G Integration
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why NEC’s acquisition of Aspire Technology strengthen its hand in the nascent Open RAN market segments, boosts sales and marketing prospects for Netcracker, and can help advance integration and interoperability assurances across intricate Open RAN 5G environments.
Ericsson and Intel Form Cloud RAN Tech Hub to Synthesize R&D and Bolster Software Roadmaps
Futurum’s Ron Westfall evaluates the formation of Ericsson-Intel Tech Hub enabling both companies to pool their R&D resources to advance Ericsson Cloud RAN capabilities running on Intel technology, ease CNF application adoption, and provide a roadmap for upcoming commercial software releases as CSPs evolve their RAN strategies in the emerging Open 5G era.
HPE RAN Automation Targets CSP Automation and Multi-vendor Challenges for Any RAN Environment
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the new HPE RAN Automation solution fulfills top-priority operator demand for multi-vendor management and automation across increasingly intricate RAN environments and shows how HPE can make inroads across emerging cloud-native, open source 5G environments by supporting RAN automation in alignment with managing overall edge infrastructure.
Ericsson’s USA 5G Smart Factory: 5G Supply Chain Maverick
Ericsson’s USA 5G Smart Factory is addressing the strategic goal of U.S. policymakers in assuring the long-term manufacturing and supply chain reliability of essential 5G RAN technology. As alternative Open RAN technology gains maturity and valuable deployment credentials in major operator 5G deployments, Ericsson is also well-positioned to drive and support Open RAN as the market conditions become more favorable as well as decisive from its competitive landscape perspective.