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Telefónica follows AT&T, bringing white boxes to cell site gateways

While Vodafone and OpenRAN dominated the big news at the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit last week, Telefónica was once again in the spotlight too, this time driving forward TIP’s other commercially mature solution, DCSG (Distributed Cell Site Gateway). The Spanish group will deploy DCSG commercially “at scale” in Germany and also in Ecuador, it said. This will be valuable in building vendor and operator confidence in the DCSG specs, as will new lab trials for the platform, with India’s Bharti Airtel, South Africa’s MTN, TIM Brasil and Vodafone. Vodafone, Orange and TIM Brasil also plan to announce a joint Request for Information (RFI) to assess what the vendors, new and old, can offer in compliance with the new specs.…

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