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O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) is a specification for the design of wireless communication networks. It is intended to promote the development and deployment of more efficient, flexible, and open radio access networks.

O-RAN Radio Units (O-RUs) are components of O-RAN networks that perform the function of radio access nodes. They are responsible for connecting user equipment (such as smartphones or other devices) to the rest of the network, and for handling the wireless communication between these devices and the network.

How does O-RAN drive the evolution of wireless network infrastructure?

  • O-RUs are designed to be highly flexible and modular, allowing them to be easily integrated into a variety of different network architectures and configurations.
  • They are also intended to be more open and interoperable than traditional radio access nodes, enabling them to work with a wider range of network equipment and software.
  • O-RAN is a relatively new and rapidly evolving technology, and it is expected to play a significant role in the future development of wireless communication networks.
  • It has the potential to improve the performance and efficiency of these networks, and to enable the deployment of new and innovative services and applications.