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July 26, 2023

Open RAN Equipment - Market Forecast 2023-2030

Open RAN deployments will ramp up to $19.2 billion as interoperability standards and testing mature

This forecast contains a detailed breakdown of the various Open RAN interface combinations, as well as divisions by frequency, active antenna types, 4G versus 5G, along with numbers of FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) and TDD (Time Division Duplex).

The report also discusses costs, which are forecast to increase from $2.5 billion in 2022 to $19.2 billion in 2030.

• Public 5G Open RAN deployments to accelerate after 2025.
• By 2030 there will be 1.329 million Open RAN cells deployed.
• Many operators will only deploy Open RAN in steps – not all interfaces at once.
• Most early Open RAN deployments will be single vendor.
• Multiple vendor Open RAN will follow later.
• Open RAN costs will reach $19.2 billion in 2030.
• No clear regional divide over Open RAN deployment.
• Japan in the vanguard now but other countries will catch up.
• Early Open RAN adopters are mostly greenfield.

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