Why did Mavenir partner with Northeastern University? Mavenir was excited to work with Northeastern University largely due to their wireless IoT initiative called Colosseum, which has focused on the Open RAN compliant network simulator. Mavenir is engaging with other universities as well globally. Many of these universities are working on similar applications and concepts as…
“The industry continues to embrace Open RAN—it’s clearly the future of mobile networks. But what exactly is true Open RAN, and how do CSPs know which of the three emerging variations is right for their network: Open Fronthaul RAN, Disaggregated Open vRAN, or Cloud Open vRAN?”
A cloud-native network opens several new possibilities for the service providers to deliver a differentiated experience and accelerate the launch of new services even as they bring down the total cost of ownership of running the network.
The journey towards full cloud-native networks needs to be meticulously planned and executed so service providers are able to reap the promised benefits. In a recent interview with TelecomTV, Mavenir’s Bejoy Pankajakshan, EVP Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, elaborates on the key milestones for building a fully cloud-native network.
The real key to unlocking the value of the O-RAN RIC is having CU/DUs support both the O- and E2- interface capabilities. Without both, CSPs get nothing more than a variant of legacy SON, instead of true near-RT RAN optimization and cost advantages.
Hyperscalers have redefined network transformation with cloud technology, driving partnerships with CSPs seeking a competitive advantage. But the learning curve of the Telco-specific requirements can be steep.
CI/CD is a crucial tool for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to adapt, especially as networks are increasingly becoming software-driven with cloud-native functions that require automation.
Mavenir commends President Biden for signing the legislation into law, which will enhance the global OpenRAN ecosystem, advance deployments, and increase vendor diversity.
CSPs are using hybrid cloud to retain private workloads while still reaping the scalability, performance, and costs benefits from the public cloud.
An end-to-end, cloud-native, open network isn’t just challenging traditional methods and infrastructure vendors but rather represents a reset for the mobile industry, writes Mavenir Chief Technology & Strategy Officer Bejoy Pankajakshan in Forbes.