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January 27, 2023

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FCC plans to explore radio access networks to bolster 5G telecom supply chain

By Sara Friedman / May 20, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission is exploring how virtual radio access networks could help U.S. telecom providers move past a reliance on equipment from potentially untrustworthy foreign suppliers, according to Chairman Ajit Pai.

The FCC was supposed to have an in-person forum on vRAN on March 26, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pai, in a congressional teleconference on Tuesday, said the commission “hopes to restart that FCC forum when it’s safe to do so.”

The commission has...

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