The Hyperscale Evolution of 5G
September 29, 2021
Hyperscalers have significantly ramped up their 5G activity over the past 2 years. However, there’s a particular lack of clarity around the hyperscalers’ ambitions for the Radio Access Network (RAN) itself and how they each intend to integrate RAN functionality into their offerings. Will it be enough to mimic the RANs provided by the current crop of MNOs? Or, will the hyperscalers need to push much, much further if they’re to realise the full scope of potential benefits of marrying the cloud and 5G? In this article, we explore where the hyperscalers might be headed.