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For 5G vRAN, Samsung combines innovation with proven large-scale deployments

Major Tier 1 operators are using Samsung’s cloud-native vRAN, including Open RAN, in greenfield and brownfield networks From distributed, to centralized and now to virtualized RAN, operators are re-architecting radio networks to set the stage for dynamic, software-centric operations. And based on commercial deployments from...

Samsung Networks mid-year roundup—vRAN/Open RAN progress, Dish, private networks traction, and more

Samsung Networks held its mid-year analyst day last week, giving an update on their progress on the vRAN/Open RAN front, Dish deployment, and the opportunities they see in the Private Networks space. I was among a few key analysts they invited to their offices...

Amidst slowing RAN sales, Samsung and Fujitsu gain market share – report

2G-5G Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure sales slowed to their lowest point in two years while OpenRAN and vRAN sales set new records.

Ericsson, Intel take Cloud RAN efforts to new Tech Hub

Ericsson and Intel said they're prioritizing Radio Access Network (RAN) efficiency and network performance at their new Tech Hub.

Verizon VP talks public cloud for network workloads and Open RAN interop

Verizon sees its network future in a private, telco-grade cloud 5G has long been described as the first generation of cellular born in the cloud. While that's a reductive statement, operators are moving network functions and operational processes into the cloud, there's a heavily-debated question:...

NTT DoCoMo shares vRAN lab with global mobile operators

Carriers will be able to carry out verification of vRAN at its R&D center in Yokosuka Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo recently announced that it has begun allowing overseas mobile operators to access its Shared Open Lab, located in its R&D facility in Yokosuka, Japan, to...

As Rakuten Symphony tunes its brand, former FCC chair joins board

Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joins Rakuten Symphony Board of Directors Rakuten Symphony, the evolution of the Rakuten Communications Platform, has an anchor client in new German market entrant 1&1, has spelled out its goal to address a $100 billion market, and hit Mobile World...

JMA adds multi-operator support for XRAN platform 

JMA promises that their XRAN-based MOON solution enables operators to treat networks independently using the same RAN infrastructure.

Fujitsu launches 5G vRAN to help reduce CO2 emissions

The Japanese company aims to launch its new 5G vRAN solution by the end of fiscal 2022 Fujitsu announced that it has successfully developed new software virtualized radio access network (vRAN) technology with support for 5G Standalone (SA). In a release, the Japanese company said it...

KDDI claims world’s first 5G Standalone Open RAN site supported by vRAN

KDDI worked with partners Samsung and Fujitsu to turn on the Open RAN site in Japan KDDI is claiming to have turned on the world's first commercial 5G Standalone (SA) Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) site in partnership with Samsung and Fujitsu. Powered by...

AMD cleared for Xilinx acquisition

AMD said it's cleared regulatory hurdles to acquire FPGA pioneer Xilinx, giving AMD an important foothold in 5G and Open RAN.

Microsoft on the 5G edge: “The next wave of innovation”

Microsoft calls 5G mobile edge computing "the next wave of innovation" for a new class of low-latency apps and services.

Open RAN will have 15% RAN market share by 2026 – Report

A new study from Dell'Oro Group projects Open RAN revenue to comprise 15% of total RAN market share by 2026.

KT, Fujitsu, NTT Docomo partner to bring O-RAN to South Korea

Korean carrier KT and Japanese tech company Fujitsu have completed a verification facility at the KT Research and Development Center in Seoul, South Korea, at which the two companies leveraged Fujitsu’s Open RAN-based 5G base station equipment to successfully test call connections during interoperability...

What is an rApp? Network automation fundamentals

An rApp is a software application that helps optimize network traffic. It's part of the Open RAN architecture.

Simplifying and accelerating Open RAN

Dell Technologies recently announced it is delivering a fully validated solution for Mavenir Open vRAN and VMware Telco Cloud Platform to accelerate the deployment of new open radio access network (RAN) architectures and usher in a new era of 5G growth. To accommodate the enormous amount...

Samsung, Ciena partner to address ‘blurring between RAN, transport and core’

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vRAN vs. Open RAN: What’s the same and what’s different?

vRAN and Open RAN help operators improve flexibility, reduce costs and meet growing demand by disaggregating Radio Access Network functions.

Samsung will deploy 5G vRAN in KDDI’s mid-band network

Among other capabilities, virtualized networks will enable 5G network slicing Samsung is deploying its cloud-native, fully virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) solutions for mid-band spectrum in KDDI’s 5G network, following the successful completion of a 5G Standalone (SA) call using Samsung’s vRAN and another vendor’s...

What is Kubernetes and what does it mean for 5G?

Kubernetes is cloud software container management that can help carriers with 5G Network Functions Virtualization

Midband spectrum Q&A: Ed Alfonso, Nokia’s head of Mobile Networks Americas

Midband spectrum is widely recognized to be the sweet spot for 5G deployments globally, due to its combination of large amounts of available bandwidth and better propagation characteristics than millimeter-wave. In the past year, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has auctioned the 70 megahertz...

Open RAN revenues could surpass proprietary RAN revenues by 2025: Dell’Oro Group

Operators are focused on leveraging Open RAN to lower per-site TCO, according Dell'Oro Group VP Telecoms industry analyst Stefan Pongratz, vice president of the Dell'Oro Group, this week told attendees to the Open RAN Forum that as operators connect radio site total cost of...

What is vRAN (virtualized RAN)?

A Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) is an agile approach to RAN deployment and management that offers carriers the promise of improved operational efficiency and better flexibility to meet the myriad demands of 5G enterprise customers. vRAN and OpenRAN are often discussed in the...

Wind River taking on 5G vRAN integration with Intel FlexRAN

Wind River, Intel joint development meant to give operators deployment flexibility, lower TCO of 5G vRAN systems Operators globally are gradually undertaking the transition to standalone 5G which involves a transition to cloud-native core and virtualization of the radio access network. The implementation of vRAN, however,...

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