451 Research: Security benefits of open virtualized RAN (vRAN)
This 451 Research Pathfinder report explores the security benefits of running 4G and 5G networks on open virtualized RAN (vRAN). With all the security complexities facing telecommunications and service provider operators, it can be a great benefit to understand the ways in which open approaches simplify operations. Open vRAN can give operators the isolation to flexibly build the networks that they need, where they need them, with the security protections that meet their requirements. Open architectures bring interoperable components from a much wider variety of suppliers, enabling greater functionality and enhanced security.