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Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower call costs

Open standards for radio networks πŸ€” … ‘3 steps forward, and less than β…› back’ πŸ“Ά

Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) for OpenRAN, an Intel co-developed open access radio system that harmonizes hardware and software in cellular infrastructure. It doesn’t sound exciting, but it effectively opens the door to lower-cost cell networks — and that, in turn, could lower the costs of your calls and data.

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