Open RAN and 5G: Looking Beyond the National Security Hype
Open RAN, which is championed by consortiums such as the O-RAN Alliance and the Open RAN Policy Coalition, has become increasingly politicized in the U.S. These technical standards have been framed as a national security imperative and an important tool for keeping untrusted vendors (namely Huawei and ZTE) out of 5G networks at home and abroad. But, can Open RAN live up to the national security hype? What are the potential solutions Open RAN presents -- and the potential pitfalls?Read more
5G and Security: There is More to Worry about than Huawei
Given much of the recent coverage surrounding security and the fifth generation (5G) of cellular networks, you would be forgiven for assuming that security concerns are largely limited to China in general and Huawei in particular. This is not the case.
Wilson Quarterly: Coming Together
Can North America be the world’s new tech hub? How it implements 5G technologies and a new trade deal will be key indicators.