Five of Europe’s biggest operators have released a report which calls on policymakers, EU Member States, and industry stakeholders to collaborate and urgently prioritise Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN).
The report was published by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia (TIM), Telefónica and Vodafone. It claims that the use of OpenRAN is “essential” for Europe to meet its targets of 5G for all by 2030.
Based on findings from Analysys Mason, the report shows that Europe currently has just 13 major Open RAN players, versus 57 for the rest of the world.
The report sets out five policy recommendations that it says can bridge the gap with other international regions. These include political support for the technology as well as providing tax incentives. You can read the full report here.