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Samsung and Radisys boost ORAN’s quest for a multivendor 5G RAN

The changes in the radio access networks (RAN) that operators are hoping to see as 5G matures give Samsung its best, and probably last, chance to have a major impact on the mobile network market. Its track record in fixed wireless access (FWA) gave it a position in the early US 5G rollouts, which started with an FWA focus; Huawei’s troubles have led some MNOs to build up the Korean company as an alternative counterweight to Nokia and Ericsson. However, outside its home market and FWA, Samsung has a very small installed base compared to the big three, and almost no position in Europe (where its flagship customer, Three UK, is ripping out its 4G equipment and replacing it with…

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