Vodafone Testing New Network Technology: Report

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Vodafone is reportedly testing the open-access radio technology in Britain. The new technology will help Vodafone to compete against other telco equipment makers such as Nokia, Huawei, and Ericsson reports Reuters.

Vodafone Testing New Network Technology: Report

 

According to the report, Vodafone has started the trials in South Africa and deployed the technology in Turkey so that it can deliver 2G and 4G connections in the rural and urban regions. The reports also point out that new technology might allow users to call and access data at an affordable price.

"It was ready to fast track OpenRAN into Europe as it sought to expand its list of vendors." Chief Executive Nick Read was quoted by Reuters. Adding to that, "OpenRAN improves the network economics enabling us to reach more people in rural communities and that supports our goal to build digital societies in which no one is left behind."

Furthermore, the operator intimated that it is working with Parallel Wireless and Mavenir, and Lime Microsystems on this technology. The company will launch this technology in 120 rural areas in Britain and will start trials in other parts of the world.

Currently, Huawei, Nokia, and Ericsson are leading the mobile-equipment sector. However, America has blacklisted Huawei equipment on allegations of spying for China.

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