Startups cheer Open RAN for opening the door
Posted on April 30, 2021 by Pivotal Commware
Opportunities opening up
Open RAN "opens up this entire ecosystem," argued Tim O'Shea, CTO of startup DeepSig. The company is using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve radio signal processing in 5G networks. O'Shea said that DeepSig is developing very specialized software, software he believes the company will be able to plug into future 5G networks thanks to the modular structure of open RAN technology.
Similarly, Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch said that open RAN has given his company a better chance to make an impact. He said the company was often sidelined at the 3GPP, the standards organization charged with developing 5G specifications, because "entrenched interests" were not interested in its technology. But he said Pivotal Commware was welcomed into the open RAN ecosystem, thus creating more opportunities for the startup. "That's what O-RAN has meant to us," he said.
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