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Nokia warns USA not to mandate O-RAN compliance

Some US policy makers have leapt onto the emergence of open RAN architectures as an opportunity to provide smaller operators with a low cost way to expel Huawei from their networks, and simultaneously to support the rebirth of a homegrown industry. The latter died when European companies acquired North American RAN suppliers, Lucent, Nortel and Motorola Networks. But some of the leading lights in the open RAN movement, including Mavenir, JMA, Parallel Wireless and Altiostar, are US-based. A group of senators have gone as far as to propose a bill which would offer funding to help operators rip out Chinese network equipment, but would make this contingent on their networks being certified by the O-RAN Alliance within seven years. However,…

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