Vodafone switches on UK’s first live OpenRAN 5G site

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Vodafone has switched on the first OpenRAN mobile site in the UK that will carry live customer 5G traffic, paving the way for Europe’s first scaled rollout of the technology.

The site in Bath is the first of at least 2,700 that the operator will deploy in Wales and the South West of England by 2027.

Vodafone has been a major supporter of OpenRAN which it hopes will enhance its 5G infrastructure and assist with the enforced removal of Huawei equipment from its network.

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