“There’s no way in which the existing operators could continue to deploy current solutions as is,” says Bejoy Pankajakshan, EVP, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Mavenir. “They will all need to cut costs… and they all need to drive additional revenues on their network.” In this podcast, Pankajakshan discusses how Open RAN based network, “…is the future” and how it enables carriers to achieve lower costs, better revenues, and the delivery of more solutions. We learn about Dish Release, a major milestone in developing the most advanced cloud-native 5G Open RAN network. Pankajakshan walks us through Mavenir’s recent DISH, Telefonica Hispam and AWS announcements, and what these developments mean. Mavenir provides cloud-native Open RAN packet core, IMS, voice, messaging, and orchestration components. We learn how these recent developments are in keeping with the firm’s long-standing posture of bringing forward technologies to enable partners to do more, while cutting costs, and eliminating vendor lock-in. Mavenir’s Open vRAN supports all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) and is built from the ground up to be cloud-native, with fully containerized microservices allowing it to be deployed easily on any cloud, private, hybrid or public.