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“We need Open-RAN!” -Annual Meeting 2022 of the BMDV

Sascha Hellermann represented us on 25.08.2022 at the panel discussion of the first annual conference of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV)! There, the focus was clearly on drawing attention to the technologies that can relieve companies today in the development of innovations. In the panel discussion “What prospects are opened up by innovative network technologies”, the focus was specifically on the Open-RAN technology approach.

We need Open-RAN because...?!

For our 5G mobile private network, the open RAN approach continues to crystallize as the critical and right network technology for progress and innovation. When asked by the moderator to finish the sentence “We need Open-RAN because…”, Sascha elaborates:

"We need Open-RAN because Open-RAN is based on standard hardware and software components that greatly simplify integration into industrial customer networks, accelerating innovation."

"We need Open-RAN because Open-RAN is based on standard hardware and software components that greatly simplify integration into industrial customer networks, accelerating innovation."

– SASCHA HELLERMANN

BDMV Sascha 2022

What does it mean? What Open-RAN does

Open-Ran offers open interfaces of hardware and software. In short, Open-RAN drastically simplifies and facilitates interface communication.

On the one hand, this makes Open-RAN conducive to the initial integration of the application applications into a campus network, so that customized solutions can be implemented. With precise customization of the network according to your application requirements, we can then provide your organization with the fit you need for your plans.

Also later in the optimization and troubleshooting of your innovations can be more easily developed at the interfaces. This is crucial in many use cases of 5G, because it is the only way innovation processes can progress quickly. With the open approach, you are software and hardware independent and can thus benefit from an open market and design your network the way you want it.

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Panel question: Are there security risks with Open RAN?

Not in campus networks! Because campus networks are closed networks, you are always provided with a high level of security. The control lies completely with the operator of the network, so either with us, if our optional operation service would be an option for you, or completely with yourself.

What experiences have we made at COCUS with Open-RAN in other projects? What developments can we observe?

If you’re interested in these questions and more, feel free to listen in on the panel discussion. Here you can hear from Sascha and the three other experts:

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