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Virtualized RAN, Cloud RAN, and Open RAN: Making Sense of the 5G RAN Alphabet Soup

Why has the radio access network (RAN) found itself at the forefront of conversations around U.S. national security, innovation, and competitiveness? In this 5G STIP video we walk you through three related but distinct transformations occurring in the RAN: Virtualized RAN, Cloud RAN, and Open RAN.

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5G Technology and National Security: Vulnerabilities and Best Practices

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Melissa K. Griffith, Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program. Griffith discusses the continuing global digital divide and highlights cybersecurity related issues with the rolling out of 5G services around the globe.

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Who is Driving the 5G Transition in North America?

While there are many questions about what 5G is and what it will look like, policies are already shaping the future of 5G technology. These policies go beyond borders: the US, Canada, and Mexico share a similar approach to 5G that blends private industry and government support. Yet these efforts are largely tunnel-visioned -- focusing on in-country growth at the cost of innovation and security across borders. In this overview, we look at who is driving the 5G transition in North America, and what do the policies of US, Cananda and Mexico tell us about the 5G rollout.

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5G Around the Globe

This interactive is intended to provide a snapshot of the current global landscape of 5G by analyzing the primary policies, stakeholders, resources, and technologies in G20 countries.

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5G Around the Globe: Methods Explanation

5G Around the Globe (above)  was created to capture a snapshot of the global landscape of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology to better understand different geostrategic approaches, providing decision-makers a tool to learn from and engage with 5G technology and policy options. We selected a case study approach of twenty countries, focusing on key factors of leadership and capacity, ranging from participation in international standard bodies to government policies to private sector performance. This required qualitative analyses of policies and key stakeholders, as well as technical analyses of the supply chain, manufacturing, and spectrum allocation. Here is an explanation of our source material and analysis.

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5G & Smart Manufacturing in North America

5G is the next telecommunications standard and will build on previous generations of wireless technology. But unlike previous generations that focused mostly on direct consumer use cases (e.g. calls, texts, applications), this standard will primarily impact business first, and consumers indirectly.