Press Releases

Dec 08

Europe’s First Open RAN Is Fully Functional – Rakuten and Mavenir Are Technology Partners in 1&1’s Cloud-Native Mobile Network

As 1&1’s chosen core network partner, Mavenir is powering all core network components necessary for a state-of-the-art greenfield mobile network. Key components include a Converged Packet Core, Subscriber Data Management, Charging and Policy Functions, IMS Core and services, Business Support Systems (BSS), and Next-Generation AI-powered Operations Support Systems (ngOSS) incorporating advanced network analytics. Mavenir software runs as containers-based microservices on Rakuten Cloud Platform and serves both enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) customer segments.

Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir’s President, and Chief Executive Officer states: “We are pleased to have partnered with Rakuten Symphony in building and launching 1&1’s milestone network in Germany. Mavenir’s solution is built with cloud-native principles from the outset, using containerised and highly automated workloads. The software-centric design enables faster time-to-market, lower TCO, and transformation to a DevOps-based operating model. Thanks to Mavenir’s open Core network components, 1&1’s network is being built from the ground up to be fully interoperable with other MNOs, third-party system integrators, and Open Radio Access Network vendors, creating the optimal platform for 1&1’s future growth and solution evolution.”

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Orange Spain Successfully Tests a 5G SA Data Connection With Open RAN

Open RAN is the newest radio access technology in the telecommunications industry. This technology, which stands for “Open Radio Access Network”, promotes the interoperability of the different elements that make up radio access equipment, through its virtualization and the use of open standards, as opposed to current radio access networks that use proprietary technologies.