Media CoverageJanuary 19, 2021
The 2020 planning cycle showed that operators were not going to simply shrug off the loss of a price leader. They were instead turning aggressively toward white-box networking. AT&T’s announcement that they were going with startup disaggregated white-box router vendor DriveNets was a critical proof point; Cisco fought hard against that deal.
There’s clearly a lot of movement in network equipment, both in technology and competitive areas. There have been some recent developments in the Open RAN space, and other network vendor announcements that suggest changes in 2021.
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