Rakuten Mobile is the world’s first fully virtualized, cloud native, Open vRAN network with the US Dish Network following a similar, but not same, path. Open vRAN success depends heavily on the success (or failure) of these two networks.
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Senior Principal Analyst
Chris is Senior Principal Analyst on the Service Provider Networks team where he covers the wireless infrastructure space at Omdia. His primary focus is on the mobile network core and the radio access network equipment and standards. His research covers vendor product development, technology roadmaps, and mobile operators’ network strategies.
With over 35 years of industry and analyst experience, Chris has helped operators worked with both operators and vendors identifying technology trends, use cases, and network strategies. He regularly speaks at industry and vendor events.
Prior to joining Omdia in September 2020, he held similar research and competitive response positions at Current Analysis, Yankee Group and Analysys Mason. Chris also held Strategic Marketing positions at Lucent and Alcatel-Lucent as well as technical and training positions at Tymnet and Netrix.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Communications with minors in computer science, marketing and psychology from Florida State University.
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Open RAN commercial progress in 2020
Report / 06 May 2020 / Daryl Schoolar
Update of the open RAN market among vendors and operators. Open RAN can change the radio access network by allowing new vendors share from existing suppliers and enabling automation with cloud models. Only a small part has been realized.
Vendors Face Choice Between Open RAN or Protecting the Status Quo
Report / 29 Jul 2019 / Julian Bright
Open RAN promises a more efficient and flexible radio network architecture by using open interfaces to create vendor interoperability between the radio and base band unit.
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