Telecoms Europe Digital Transformation | Open RAN - Rakuten, Analysys Mason

From Telecoms Europe Digital Transformation 2021 
Day 2 - 16 June 2021
https://telecomseuropetransformation.com/ 

Is Open RAN too expensive, too risky and too long a transition for all but Tier 1 operators? 
Rabih Dabboussi, SVP, Global Head of Sales & Marketing, Rakuten
Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason
Or do we just need patience to give the movement time to mature?

Why is this so important for customers as IoT evolves?