According to Airspan’s SVP of Technology & Marketing Abel Mayal, part of the company’s private networks play involves addressing the growing interest in Open RAN standards.

He told RCR Wireless News that Open RAN offers the necessary level of deployment flexibility to drive significant value for enterprises. “You can move the software to your private network, you can host on premise, you can put it in the cloud,” he said. “This is a booming market… This is one of the main markets we are going to target as well.”

Looking ahead, Airspan will prioritize establishing additional partnerships in the Open RAN space — adding to those it already has with Amazon, HPE, Dell and Cisco — and focusing on technology scalability. Lastly, he said another feature that will be important for the industry is the interoperability between 5G and Wi-Fi.