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Telecom Italia expands O-RAN footprint in Italy

Italian operator Telecom Italia (TIM) announced the activations of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) systems in the cities of Matera and Turin following its first use of the technology in Faenza earlier this year. The European operator said the aim is to accelerate the...

Mavenir sees rural Open RAN opportunity as rip-and-replace ramps

Triangle Communications opts for Mavenir Open RAN kit to replace Huawei gear The U.S. Federal Communications Commission, in its effort to get Huawei, ZTE and other "untrusted" equipment out of domestic networks, will begin reimbursing rural and regional network operators for rip-and-replace costs in October....

Ligado, Mavenir develop base stations for 5G mobile satellite network

Mavenir will provide Ligado with its complete portfolio of cloud native solutions to address mobile core, IoT and Open vRAN for 5G Ligado Networks announced a deal with Mavenir to develop base stations as part of its plan to deploy a 5G mobile satellite network...

Mavenir deploys Open vRAN at Deutsche Telekom’s O-RAN Town

Deutsche Telekom launched O-RAN Town in the city of Neubrandenburg this past June Mavenir has deployed Open vRAN, integrated with massive MIMO (mMIMO) Active Antenna Units (AAU), as part of Deutsche Telekom’s, “O-RAN Town” in Germany to deliver a 5G Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) service. The...

Vodafone partners with Mavenir to leverage Open RAN for in-building enterprise 4G

Vodafone has also tapped Open RAN for rural coverage expansion Vodafone, along with other European multi-nation operators, has tapped Open RAN as an important piece of long term network transformation plans. In the latest, Vodafone is working with virtualized RAN software specialist Mavenir to use...

Deutsche Telekom launches first O-RAN network in Germany

German operator Deutsche Telekom has switched on its first Open-RAN (O-RAN) network in the country, the telco said in a release. The so-called "O-RAN Town", which has been deployed in the city of Neubrandenburg, Germany, is a multi-vendor open RAN network that will deliver O-RAN-based...

Koch-backed group takes $500 million minority stake in Mavenir

Mavenir this week announced a large infusion of capital through an arrangement with Koch Investments Group subsidiary Koch Strategic Platforms. KSP has taken a minority stake in Richardson, Texas-based Mavenir to the tune of $500 million. Mavenir sells end-to-end cloud-native software solutions for network...

Mavenir, Xilinx prepping Open RAN massive MIMO radios for metro deployments

Massive MIMO solutions set for Q4 availability The availability of Open RAN-compatible massive MIMO radios has been on operator wish lists for some time as they look to bring disaggregated radio access network kit into more demanding, urban deployments. Cloud-native network specialist Mavenir this week...

Open RAN update: UK focused on integration testing; HPE unveils solution stack

SONIC program launches with eight Open RAN vendors and integration specialists Open RAN is gaining traction in the U.K. with Vodafone trialing out disaggregated radio stacks in rural parts of its network and now, a government-back program is gearing up to focus on testing hardware/software...

Will 5G Change the World? Bejoy Pankajakshan, Mavenir (Ep. 32)

RCR Wireless News · Mavenir, Bejoy Edited V1 Mavenir Chief Strategy Officer Bejoy Pankajakshan reviews the companies latest cloud-focused telecom portfolio expansion, updates on the integration of ip.access, and looks to the future of Open RAN. Stay updated on the latest happenings in 5G with...

In network transformation push, Mavenir adds webscale platform, MEC, AI analytics

Cloud portfolio expansion focused on providing end-to-end network software for CSPs Mavenir spent a good deal of 2020 pushing its Open RAN software as part of larger movements in the telecoms industry toward disaggregation of the radio access network. But a Monday portfolio expansion announced...

O2 tests O-RAN to boost connectivity for UK industries, businesses

U.K. operator O2, owned by Spanish telco Telefonica, said it has successfully piloted the integration and operation of Vilicom’s Open RAN (O-RAN) infrastructure, enhancing indoor mobile connectivity for O2 business customers over Vilicom’s Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) network platform. O2 said it plans to connect the pilot...

Vodafone UK combats the Open RAN Catch 22 with plan for 2,600 sites

Pilot in Wales scaling up to 2,600 Open RAN sites in Wales and England In August this year, Vodafone U.K. turned on its first Open RAN site at the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys, Wales. That particular project used software from the U.S.-based vendor Mavenir...

Intel secures 5G contract with Dish Network

  Intel has signed a partnership with U.S. operator Dish Nework to supply virtualized RAN (vRAN) equipment for a standalone 5G deployment, the chipmaker said in a release. As part of the deal, Intel’s 5G infrastructure technology will create the foundation for Dish’s greenfield 5G network. The...

Will hyperscalers come after Open RAN, too? (Reader Forum)

Building out a wireless network is expensive, and most of the CAPEX is related to the radio access network (RAN) segment, reaching as high as 80% of total network cost.  For decades, operators have been “locked in” to legacy RAN vendors, like Huawei, Ericsson and...

Open RAN Forum: Tackling questions of scale, integration and trust

As Open RAN technology -- and one might venture, an open RAN mindset -- becomes more intriguing for telecom companies around the world, some of the primary questions are around how the nascent Open RAN ecosystem develops and becomes not just a technology or...

Legacy network support at heart of Mavenir acquisition of ip.access

ip.access brings 2G, 3G support to Mavenir's Open RAN offering Open RAN continues to gain momentum globally, although the primary proof points have been greenfield network builds like Rakuten Mobile's in Japan, which is up and running LTE services, and DISH's under construction 5G standalone...

Vodafone UK turns on OpenRAN 4G site with support from Mavenir

The OpenRAN 4G site will extend mobile services to rural communities Vodafone UK has switched on an OpenRAN 4G site around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys, Wales with support from Mavenir. The plan is to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to...

Test and Measurement: Mavenir will use Keysight tools for software development

Open RAN player Mavenir will be using Keysight Technologies' testing tools to support development of software for its 5G RAN and core platforms. Mavenir will leverage Keysight solutions including its 5G user equipment emulation (UEE) capabilities, to emulate a "massive number of subscribers and numerous...

Samsung’s 5G vRAN adoption could be a key turning point for the industry

The virtualization of cellular networks has been ongoing for some time. But virtualizing the Radio Access Network (RAN) has always been an enigma and was the final frontier for the trend. The rising star of 5G infrastructure business—Samsung—jumped on to the virtualized RAN (vRAN)...

When does open RAN stop being open?

Open RAN, as the name implies, is meant to be open to multiple vendors, both hardware and software, that work together to achieve interoperability in accordance with an operator's needs. But as incumbent radio vendors like Nokia throw out terms like "open but integrated,"...

Altiostar, Mavenir partner with eye on rip-and-replace opportunity

Open RAN vendors organizing to have radios ready to replace rural Huawei kit The open RAN hits keep on coming with key players Altiostar and Mavenir this morning they will work together with equipment OEMs to develop radio units compatible with the frequency bands used...

Nokia first of big three vendors to join Open RAN Policy Coalition

Nokia collaborated with other vendors in Rakuten Mobile's network build Earlier this month the Open RAN Policy Coalition launched with a number of open RAN vendors, naturally, and operator members, including AT&T, DISH, NTT, Telefonica, Verizon and Vodafone. None of the big three RAN vendors--Ericsson,...

Dish selects Mavenir software for OpenRAN on 5G network

Dish: 'An OpenRAN architecture provides the opportunity to utilize “a diverse technology ecosystem' Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger has officially been finalized, Dish Network is on its way to being one of the big four U.S. mobile operators. As part of its plan to develop...

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