Radio Access Networks (RAN)
A flexible Radio Access Network (RAN) is the cornerstone of next-generation mobile network infrastructure. The evolved Open RAN architecture, designed with cloud-native virtualization techniques, enables the RAN to flex and adapt based on usage and coverage.
Cloud computing shifts network functions from dedicated hardware platforms into virtualized software components that can be implemented on COTS hardware, which can be pooled in centralized data centers. The approach helps to achieve significant Capex and Opex savings in hardware and management costs with increased flexibility and agility of the network to shorten time to market.
Traditional RAN platforms have been based on proprietary hardware and rely on long life cycles in development, deployment, and operation. With each generation of radio interface change, these radios are typically replaced with the newer versions at a significant investment and inconvenience to the CSPs. This also creates vendor lock-in and the inability to keep pace with technology and demographic transitions.
Mavenir’s approach is radically different from traditional proprietary approaches. With a comprehensive portfolio of Open RAN, fully virtualized VNFs, cloud-native virtualization of the baseband processing is extended to the edge of the network.
Mavenir is Committed to the Indian Market with its Continued Investments
30 June 2022
John Baker, SVP Ecosystem Business Development, talks about Mavenir’s plans for India whilst highlighting the benefits surrounding open and interoperable networks, and how Mavenir’s Cloud-Native Open RAN approach is disrupting the traditional telecom equipment market.
The Role Of Open RAN In Helping Open Markets And Unlocking The Value Of 5G
29 June 2022
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.
The After Show Live – Day One of the Open RAN Summit
22 June 2022
Mavenir’s John Baker joins key industry leaders on a live broadcast addressing Q&A from Day One of the Open RAN summit. Among the questions raised by the audience were: What is Open RAN's most important objective and have we achieved it yet? What is the most challenging issue encountered in the deployment of Open RAN today? What is the TCO comparison of an Open RAN system vs a similar stack from established vendors?