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Japan, U.S. sign agreement on open communications network

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The geopolitical whims of the US will show US growing fear of being overtaken by China..

US don't know what more crisis to invent to justify its dirty international maneuvers..

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The geopolitical whims of the US will show US growing fear of being overtaken by China..

Not just the US. I think most of the free world, who don't like dictatorships, has a fear of being overtaken by China. We've let the water in the pot heat up for too long without saying anything.

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Do a little reading. There is more to this than simply being afraid of China. Open RAN is a way to increase competition in an important and very large market currently dominated by only three firms, Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei. They are closed systems with proprietary hardware and software. ORAN will break open this vendor lock and allow more companies to compete offering hardware for any system.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/what-is-open-ran.html

https://itif.org/publications/2021/11/01/open-radio-access-networks-primer-policymakers/

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I think most of the free world

free world is ones not controlled by USA and UK.

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I don't like Communism either. But the present can be changed. However the US...fearmongering itself from China, making more enemies and heading towards escalation in so many ways it is pitiful, saddening and dehumanizing. One can think that it's trying to desperately hold onto everything it can to be powerful, when power comes from within. Especially the elites... Whew. It's trying to escalate all situations and blame the victim nations from lashing out due to being pressured. We need an equivalent of USSR's Gorbachev to take power in the US. Understandable, I heard the first or one of the emperors of China established a no contact policy with Japan, but till now, that's a tremendous loss. Still brothers, hopefully.

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I don't like Communism either. However the US...fearmongering itself from China, making more enemies and heading towards escalation in so many ways it is pitiful, saddening and dehumanizing. 

Some of you are not reading the literature on Open RAN. It is a global effort driven by the fact that almost all cellular networks are highly stovepiped and dominated by three big corporations, two of which are Scandinavian, Ericsson and Nokia and only one of which is Chinese. The US wasn't even the first to the party if you will. India and Japan have been at the forefront of Open RAN. The reason is they want their firms to be allowed to compete in the market for cellular hardware where currently if they are not a direct subcontractor to one of the three big network providers, they are out of luck. Open RAN is about breaking down an oligopoly of three firms that dominate a huge global market and making it possible for any firm to compete. That is why there is a push to have uniform global standards. It also means cell phone owners will no longer be tied to a service provider. With Open RAN all cell phones are unlocked. You can use any manufacturers phone with any service provider. Customers are not tied by their phone to a particular provider. The goal is increased competition, which lowers prices and increases innovation. Security is part of if because you have more choices to allow you to avoid bad players and more importantly one firm won't own the whole network and the hardware in that network.

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