Mavenir Secures Funding for Two O-RAN Projects in the UK

The two projects have secured government funding through the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT) and will focus on demonstrating innovative approaches to optimizing O-RAN network performance in High Demand Density (HDD) environments.

More information on the awarded projects:

SCONDA: Mavenir is a member of the consortium chosen to deliver SCONDA – Small Cells ORAN in Dense Areas – a world-first project designed to address the unique technical and commercial challenges of High-Density Demand areas. SCONDA creates a small cell densification layer in high demand urban hotspots to offload the macro traffic and provide a better customer experience. The project will further enable automation of the network performance within the challenging radio environment of Glasgow City Centre. The project aims to demonstrate how Open RAN can be deployed, integrated and managed within the wider Three mobile network in Glasgow and evaluate how Open RAN compares with the quality and capacity of a traditional RAN network. Other consortium members for the SCONDA project are AWTG, Three, Boldyn, the University of Surrey, PI Works, Scotland 5G Centre, the University of Glasgow and Accenture.

5G MoDE (HDD on wheels): The 5G MoDE (HDD on wheels) project is being delivered by Mavenir, Virgin Media O2, VMWare and the University of Surrey. Mavenir is technical lead on the project, and provider of essential Open RAN hardware, software, and services. 5G MoDE – which stands for Mobile O-RAN for highly Dense Environments – will leverage advanced technologies and intelligent design to showcase the effectiveness of the 5G MoDE concept in real-world, high-density mobile traffic scenarios.

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