India, June 21 -- With extensive experience in Telecom, Networking, and Semiconductors, he has steered Airtel's ORAN strategy, Jio's disaggregated product development, and more. Manish Gangey, Executive President-Product Line Management at HFCL, has led multi-functional teams in product line management, R&D, engineering, supply chain, and business development during his 30 years of career. In this interview with Pratima Harigunani, he explains why the operationalisation of an Open RAN solution, too many changes too soon, inadequate transparency across components, and how overall problem-resolution complexity are real impediments to Open RAN's acceleration. Excerpts:

Open RAN aims to have open, inter-operable standard interfaces beyond wh...