The combination of 5G and open RAN is driving significant opportunities for carriers and enterprises to upgrade and enhance their wireless networks without being tied to legacy equipment and existing suppliers. The standardized interfaces and functionality defined for open RAN solutions enables the use of server-based COTS/whitebox hardware and virtualized software functions from multiple vendors, however, the performance and capacity of the network depends heavily on the acceleration solutions installed in the systems, and the integration, interoperability and network optimization achieved. The CU, DU and RU, and can each benefit from platform acceleration solutions to optimize performance and ROI for real world deployments.
This webinar presents the key findings from the Heavy Reading Accelerating Open RAN Platforms Survey, conducted in March and April 2021. Among the topics to be discussed include:
- Open RAN deployment requirements and benefits
- Open RAN platform architecture options, features and capabilities
- Hardware and software acceleration implementations
- Software and integration solutions