Vodafone deploys UK’s first live OpenRAN site null

Vodafone has become the first mobile operator to switch on a live OpenRAN site in the UK, claiming the use of open-based radio access network (RAN) equipment will make it easier and cheaper to improve coverage in rural areas.

The Newbury-based firm has switched on a site at the Royal Wesh Showground in Powys with the support of partners Mavenir.