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Simplifying Deployment of 5G Open RAN Radio Units in Greenfield Sites (Download)

May 13, 2024

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A “greenfield deployment” is among the most important build-out scenarios in 5G Open RAN (O-RAN) mobile network architecture. Unburdened by installed and legacy hardware, greenfield deployments are completely new network installations that free designers and operators to achieve a more optimized integration of O-RAN open interfaces, intelligence, and virtualized network elements.

Such deployments come in two flavors: private and public networks. A private 5G network is tailored to meet the specific needs of an individual organization or a closed group of users, e.g., a university or a commercial enterprise. Public networks, on the other hand, are designed for access by the public. In both cases, several notable issues impede the successful deployment of O-RAN systems in greenfield sites.