Vodafone, Mavenir Complete First VoLTE Call Over Containerized Open RAN Solution
Vodafone and Mavenir, achieve a significant milestone in the move away from physical infrastructure to a digital cloud-based environment, using Open RAN systems to expand in-building 4G coverage for medium and large-sized enterprise facilities.
Vodafone began working on a containerized indoor enterprise connectivity solution in January 2021. The plug-and-play small cell solution uses radio hardware from Sercomm and software from Mavenir (Open RAN) and will initially provide 4G coverage “in every corner of the office.” Containerization means that software can be seamlessly transferred between equipment, platforms, and applications. Moving forward, Vodafone and Mavenir will focus on finalizing the packaging and automation of the solution before beginning trials with selected customers.