TELUS, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, has unveiled plans to initiate Canada’s inaugural commercial virtualized and open radio access network (RAN), marking a significant leap forward in the telecom industry. This next-generation network technology aims to elevate performance, flexibility, energy efficiency, and automation, setting a new standard for mobile connectivity across Canada.

Notable declines in Open RAN and vRAN revenues for Q2 2023 have been reported by Dell’Oro, suggesting a potential year-on-year reduction if trends continue. While shrinkage was notable across the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, Europe continues to enjoy growth. Nevertheless, the overall RAN market lacks significant growth, making future predictions challenging about these emerging technologies’ share when 6G becomes widespread.

Intel and Samsung amplify their alliance to revolutionize virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) technology. With Intel driving RAN processes into a generalized realm and Samsung narrowing the divide with formidable RAN vendors, vRAN emerges as an attractive alternative to traditional RAN. But will the telecom industry celebrate this technological feat with the same fervor?