By Mike Dano
AT&T told the FCC it plans to begin adding open RAN-compliant equipment into its network "within the next year."
That puts AT&T on roughly the same timeframe as Verizon. Verizon's SVP Adam Koeppe told Light Reading earlier this year that the operator's5G hardware vendors - Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia - will begin supplying open RAN-compliant equipment starting later this year. And he expects that the bulk of their equipment shipments to Verizon will comply with open RAN specifications by next year.