Slowdown of Open RAN Deployment Would Accelerate the Market Consolidation of Suppliers

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By Gu Zhang | 2Q 2022 | IN-6575


A Week of Two Acquisitions


On May 26, Broadcom Inc. announced plans to acquire VMware and incorporate the Broadcom Software Group into its existing infrastructure and security software solutions under the brand of VMware. Broadcom is a global leading chipset semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions provider. VMware is a leading software provider for enterprise solutions and provides RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and applications for Open RAN optimization. This announcement followed another acquisition 2 days earlier. Amdocs, a leading Open RAN platform supplier acquired MYCOM OSI, which provides 5G assurance software for both 5G Standalone (SA) and Open RAN.

Partnership and Acquisition Could Both Eliminate Interoperability Issues


In theory, all Open RAN products and services should be fully compliant with O-RAN Alliance standards for interoperation. However, many infrastructure components may not be 100% fully compliant as claimed, according to ABI Research interviews, which is a fact that will likely be exposed before being chosen and tested. A…

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