Zain, Etisalat, stc, Mobily, and du to deploy Open RAN solutions

Zain, Etisalat, stc, Mobily, and du are joining forces to push forward the deployment of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) solutions in their existing telecom networks across the Middle East.
Apple iPhone userZain, Etisalat, stc, Mobily, and du signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deploy Open RAN across their footprint, providing an opportunity to traditional RAN vendors to adopt open interfaces, software and hardware to build more agile and flexible mobile networks in the 5G and 4G era.

Nawaf Al Gharabally, Zain Group’s Chief Technology Officer, said: “This innovative initiative by regional mobile operators is inspirational as it brings benefits to all stakeholders and enhances the Middle East telecom sector’s position on the ICT world map.”