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Google Distributed Cloud moves Google to the edge and into data centers

Google Distributed Cloud products offer edge computing, 5G RAN, and cloud functionality that maintains strict data sovereignty requirements.

Open RAN Transformation Virtual Event

The road to open and virtualized networks is paved with challenges. Join Keysight for the Open RAN Transformation event and hear from industry and technical experts on the state of the market and challenges across the O-RAN lifecycle. Secure your spot today before it...

Vodafone and partners test Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) disaggregation

Open RAN isn't the only place Vodafone sees the importance of disaggregation. It's also fixed its sights on Broadband Network Gateways (BNGs)

IBM, Airspan plan Open RAN testbed across France and Germany

The two companies will give vendors an opportunity to test and optimize performance as they develop Open RAN solutions IBM Global Business Services and Airspan Networks have announced plans to launch a 5G-enabled Open RAN testbed spanning the IBM Watson IoT center in Munich, Germany...

Will Open RAN be foundational to 6G?

While 6G is still many years off, industry experts see more resilient, critical, unified, distributed, and automated networks What exactly will 6G be? Given that current research is taking place among academics and technology partners in the private sector well ahead of formalized discussions within...

Huawei CTO on Open RAN interoperability: ‘This thing is going to take years’

Opex is operator’s primary problem, Huawei exec said; RAN is around 12% of per-site capex Of the big three global infrastructure providers, Huawei has been the least active in formal development of Open RAN-related technical specifications and delivery of compliant products. The reason, according to...

Will 5G Change the World? Steve Goetz, IBM (Ep. 43)

IBM's Steve Goetz, vice president, senior partner, and global leader of the Telecom Media Entertainment Industry Center of Competency, discusses the role of system integrators as mobile networks become disaggregated and operators look to sell 5G into enterprise verticals. https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/steve-goetz-ibm-v1-mixdown Will 5G Change the World? is...

Nokia pauses work with O-RAN Alliance, citing national security concerns

Nokia joined the O-RAN Alliance in 2018, the first major RAN vendor to do so Finnish RAN vendor Nokia has been considered a driving force behind the telecom industry’s Open RAN push; however, the company is now suspending its work with the O-RAN Alliance, citing...

How to secure cloud-native 5G virtual and Open RAN infrastructure (Analyst Angle)

Ever since the cloud-native virtual RAN (vRAN) and Open RAN architectures have started gaining popularity, one key question both proponents and adversaries have been asking is “What about security?” Considering the massive number of services and critical applications that 5G will connect, security risks...

Airspan Networks CEO on the Open RAN opportunity

Open RAN brings "smarter economics" to operators, Airspan Networks CEO says On August 16, Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. began trading on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "MIMO" following a business combination with the special purpose acquisition company New Beginnings Acquisition Corp. In the run-up...

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....

Marvell set to play a key role in 5G virtual and Open RAN (Analyst Angle)

Marvell is a recognized leader in the data center chipsets market. However, when it comes to cellular space, despite being a valuable silicon provider to major network vendors, Marvell has largely remained away from the limelight. But that is set to change with the...

Bringing Together the Open RAN Ecosystem (Sponsored)

There is little doubt that communication service providers (CSPs) will need to extend and increase their RAN capacity to accommodate new 5G services. CSPs are using their 5G buildouts as an opportunity to move away from legacy, proprietary RAN technology to an Open RAN architecture. Current...

Rakuten acquiring Open RAN specialist Altiostar at $1 billion valuation

Altiostar virtualized and Open RAN tech is already part of the Rakuten Communications Platform Building on their existing relationship which has seen Rakuten Mobile use Altiostar virtualized RAN software in its greenfield Japanese network, as well as inclusion in the company's Rakuten Communications Platform...

Test and Measurement: Altiostar expands UK Open RAN lab

Altiostar said that it is expanding its flagship U.K. test lab, located in the London area, and it is hiring new staff to support expanded software development, customer support and testing for 4G and 5G Open Radio Access Network technologies. The lab is set...

Will 5G Change the World? Ed Cholerton, Nokia (Ep. 39)

https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/will-5g-change-the-world-ed-cholerton-nokia-ep-39 Ed Cholerton, president of Nokia North America, discusses private network traction, the Open RAN landscape, the importance of closing the digital divide, and more. Will 5G Change the World is presented in partnership with NETSCOUT. E-Book 5G Signals New Challenges with Network Monitoring & Performance Download White Paper Service-Optimized ISP Architectures...

Following EU counterparts, five Middle Eastern operators prioritize Open RAN

Etisalat, STC, Zain, Mobily, and du, commit to deploying Open RAN Major global operators seem committed to overhauling radio access network deployment models with a quintet of Middle Eastern operators signing a memorandum of understanding "to push forward the implementation of...Open RAN solutions in...

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...

Hyperscalers—collaborate or compete? (Reader Forum)

One of the biggest challenges facing communication service providers (CSPs) is finding a way to monetize the huge investment required by 5G. That said, multiple interested parties are just as eager to cash in on capabilities the new technology could bring to enterprises. Some...

Orange tests cloud-native 5G standalone network in France

Orange will begin deployment of the 5G standalone network in the town of Lannion, with expansion expected in 2022 Orange is launching a test Standalone (SA) 5G network in France to evaluate the benefits of cloud, AI and new radio technologies on its operation and...

Altiostar EVP on the three dimensions of Open RAN: ‘It’s a matter of scale now’

As Open RAN momentum grows, Altiostar is focused on the transition from greenfield to brownfield, ecosystem development, and private enterprise 5G BARCELONA--Most any business problem (or opportunity) is, at its core, a problem of scale--balancing customization with replicability, cost control with growth, maintaining the appropriate...

The public cloud for telecom: Livin’ on a prayer or soon-to-be runaway success?

TelcoDR Founder and CEO on the vision for bringing public cloud to telecom BARCELONA--Cloud City in Hall 2 is by a wide margin the focal point of Mobile World Congress 2021. The lavish booth, conceived and built in a 101-day sprint, is the vision of...

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 888 Plus and 5G Open RAN platform for small cells

Qualcomm president: 'The global deployment of 5G mmWave is inevitable and essential' Qualcomm revealed at MWC 2021 that the Snapdragon 888, its 5G mobile platform announced in December 2020, is getting an upgrade. The new model, the Snapdragon 888 Plus, offers an increased Qualcomm Kryo...

Qualcomm embeds deeper into the 5G Open RAN ecosystem with Rel. 16 small cell platform and accelerator card (Analyst Angle)

The floodgate of Mobile World Congress 2021 announcements has opened! 5G Open RAN will undoubtedly be the biggest theme among them. On the first day of the event, the 5G behemoth Qualcomm announced the world’s first 3GPP Rel. 16 Small Cell platform FSM200xx as...

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