UK 5G DU-Volution
Unleashing the power of 5G
The UK government has set a five-year target for most of its population to be covered by 5G. But the full potential of next-generation mobile connectivity can only be realized if radio access networks (RAN) are secure, resilient and open to continuous innovation. This requires the complete removal of technology from high-risk vendors as well as major supply chain expansion. The UK’s 5G Diversification Strategy aims to bolster supply chains and accelerate the development and deployment of open-interface solutions. At the heart of this is the UK 5G DU-Volution project. Driving RAN technology integration in both software and hardware, this ADVA-led partner initiative is evolving one of the most challenging RAN components – the distributed unit (DU).