O2 stages Open RAN trial with NEC network

O2 has held a successful trial of Open RAN technology with NEC in what is a major step forward for the Japanese vendor’s involvement in the UK market.

NEC was the systems integrator for this trial and coordinated the overall design and its ecosystem of partners. The ‘end-to-end’ testing and interoperability verification took place at NEC’s recently established Centre of Excellence in the UK.