Testing & Interoperability Support
Increasingly, Open RAN equipment has been making it through the phases of R&D, interoperability testing and into real deployments.
The UK has traditionally been strong in small cell technology development, in-building solutions and alternative neutral host deployment models. These are areas that have overlap with Open RAN product development and have given the UK a strong start in entering the Open RAN equipment and services market.
The UK regulator Ofcom is also recognised internationally as creating the right environment for competition and innovation in the telecommunications market.
Indeed the UK's Open RAN ecosystem already contains a range of companies offering:
Alongside this we have also seen early stage Open RAN deployments in the UK. In this area of the website you can find UK companies who are part of our Supplier Directory and active in the above areas at the higher TRLs.
Building a more competitive, innovative, and diverse supply chain for the global telecoms market.