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Nokia: First Incumbent to Offer O-RAN Compliant Interfaces?

Jul 16, 2020 | Author : Gareth Owen


While all the incumbent vendors have developed a range of virtualized RAN (vRAN) product portfolios, Nokia recently became the first of the Big Three players to offer a vRAN product incorporating O-RAN compliant interfaces when it announced its 5G AirScale Cloud RAN product portfolio.

This report provides a brief overview of the AirScale Cloud RAN product and discusses Nokia’s strategy with respect to opening the RAN. Also discussed is the likely impact of this development on the overall RAN ecosystem, particularly the open RAN new entrants and Nokia’s incumbent rivals.

Table of Contents:

  • Snapshot
  • Key Business Assumptions
  • Introduction
  • Nokia's vRAN 2.0 Portfolio
  • Nokia's vRAN Strategy
  • Impact on Rival Vendors
  • Viewpoint

Number of Pages: 13
Author: Gareth Owen
Published Date: June 2020


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