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THE FUTURE OF OPEN RAN

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte2023.13(1).06


13 / 1 / 68-78 Pages

Author(s)

Aleksandar Đurović - Roaming Networks, Belgrade, Serbia -

Anica Plećić - RNC Solutions, Munich, Germany -

Filip Banković - Roaming Networks, Belgrade, Serbia -

Goran Marković - University of Belgrade – Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering -


Abstract

The entire telecom industry is going through a change that can be only compared to the change that data centers went through in the 2000s, both driven by Moore’s Law. Open RAN is a crucial enabler of this transformation, allowing building networks to use a fully programmable software-defined RAN solution based on open interfaces that run on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware. This paper aims to present the O-RAN from a theoretical perspective, the pros, and cons of the O-RAN for mobile network operators and try to answer if the future of the RAN is going to be open.


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