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The importance of real-world testing for O-RAN components and systems

What impact will Open RAN have on testing?

In the larger sweep of the push to cloud-native Standalone 5G, operators are reconsidering the legacy, monolithic approach to building a radio access network (RAN). Based on technical specifications developed by the O-RAN Alliance, operators around the world, both greenfield and brownfield, are deploying Open RAN systems wherein hardware and software are decoupled, virtualized, and deployed in a cloud environment.