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Research Note: NEC & Partners Demonstrate Breakthrough in Open vRAN Technology

NEC Corporation, along with Arm, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Red Hat, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently showcased a successful demonstration of Open Virtual Radio Access Network (vRAN) and 5G Core Virtual User Plane Function (vUPF) technology in Tokyo.

This Research Note looks at the announcement and its implications.

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