Industry Voices—Schoolar: Open RAN can give operators more choice, if they really want it
The underlying principal of open RAN calls for the use of open interfaces to create vendor interoperability between the radio and base band unit (BBU). For example, if one vendor has a unique radio, an operator can deploy it without having to change out its BBU vendor. This fits a common operator refrain; they want more vendor choice. However, buying patterns don’t always support this.