Open RAN and Antenna Manufacturers, Where Do They Gel?

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By Dean Tan | 2Q 2022 | IN-6519

 

Antenna Manufacturers Jumping on the Open RAN Bandwagon

NEWS


CommScope, a leading wireless infrastructure provider, is no unknown in the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) space. Back in 2020, the company has been tackling the subject with Research and Development activities and participation in the O-RAN Alliance. However, in February of 2022, CommScope officially announced its collaboration with Meta Connectivity on their Evenstar project. Evenstar is a Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to provide alternative supply for RAN equipment and support O-RAN development. The collaboration will see the parties developing reference designs for Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO). Around the same period, Amphenol Antenna Solutions also announced at Mobile World Congress 2022 that they are working with their O-RAN partners to develop O-RAN-compliant 5G Massive MIMO active antennas.

A Rationale Choice Indeed for Independent Antenna Manufacturers

IMPACT


When we think about the O-RAN, antenna manufacturers do not necessarily come straight to mind. Often, we will think about the r…

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