Ericsson has underlined its commitment to lead the industrialization of Open RAN and bring the benefits of cloud-based open network architecture to the industry, including support for open fronthaul in its Cloud RAN and radio portfolios.
Through its leadership in the O-RAN Alliance, Ericsson has together with the industry, now reached the critical milestones towards defining the next generation open fronthaul interface required to bring performance at scale to Open RAN.
Ericsson has deployed over one million radios that are hardware-ready for the next generation of open fronthaul technology and, with the new radio platforms released this year, it has a complete Open RAN-ready offering across its Massive MIMO and remote radio portfolios. In addition, Ericsson will introduce support for open fronthaul in its Cloud RAN portfolio, starting in 2024.
We believe that the biggest revolution in future mobile networks is the introduction of cloud-based open networks, which will enable a move towards fully programmable mobile networks. We are enabling an open and growing ecosystem of innovation together with our customers and partners. Today we bring more details to our previously announced transition to the introduction of Open RAN support across our portfolio.Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Networks, Ericsson