September 22, 2020
FCC commissioners express support for development of open RAN to aid in rip-and-replace program
All five FCC commissioners threw their support behind the concept of open Radio Access Networks at a conference Monday, with differing views on how the technology can be used to boost 5G network security and accelerate innovation.
“Traditionally, wireless networks rely on a closed architecture in which a single vendor supplies many or all the components between network base stations and the core,” Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in his opening remarks at a day-long conference Monday. “But...