Innovative, Flexible Cloud-Based Open RAN Solutions
The Open RAN Partner Ecosystem provides more options and makes it easy for operators to deploy an innovative, flexible Cloud-based OpenRAN solution. We act as the End-to-End systems integrator simplifying the engagement for operators and creating an offering that is on par with the traditional, hardware-centric proprietary vendors.
Open interfaces are in the best interest of the CSPs and the overall industry. The formation of this ecosystem creates a challenger to the traditional radio vendors. Other companies are encouraged to support this effort, which will result in a game-changer, as operators continue to seek a new economic model in a world where a traditional, hardware-based approach is no longer a viable option.
The Open RAN Partner Ecosystem expands the addressable market for Open RAN solutions. The ecosystem partners allow for addressing a greater variety of deployment scenarios. End-to-end solution integration makes it easier for smaller operators to deploy these solutions, as Mavenir will take on the responsibility of interoperability testing and multi-vendor integration. Smaller operators can lack the internal resources to deploy and manage a multi-vendor network, but now they will not have to be limited by that.
Interoperability testing has already been conducted based on the xRAN Option 7.2 split specification. Recently, the full xRAN (now O-RAN) specifications have been officially released containing the management plane (M-plane), for which Mavenir significantly contributed, making this a complete open specification. Mavenir continues to test the latest version of the Option 7.2 split with the ecosystem partners, who are committed to the Open RAN community and making their solutions commercially available.
This approach is now being favored by Operators who want to embrace OpenRAN as it allows the deployment of open market (whitebox) remote radio unit (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized cloud base band unit (vBBU) over ethernet fronthaul (FH). With this, CSPs can break the stranglehold of closed proprietary specifications and the need to implement dark fiber for RRU front haul, which could pose significant economical burdens in some countries. They can continue to provide fronthaul and backhaul in traditional ways like microwaves and IP/MPLS technologies.
Mavenir Selected by Triangle Communications for Full Open RAN Virtualized Network
04 August 2021
Mavenir selected by Triangle Communications to deliver a fully virtualized Open RAN and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) network.
Mavenir 4G/5G Open vRAN Deployed at Deutsche Telekom O-RAN Town
15 July 2021
Mavenir is providing the Open vRAN software and integrating it with the multi-vendor O-RAN radio units and O-Cloud in the first live Open RAN with massive MIMO antennas in Europe part of Deutsche Telekom's O-RAN Town.
360 Communications Selects Mavenir for Open RAN CBRS and Packet Core in Efforts to Bridge the Rural America Digital Divide
13 July 2021
360 Communications selected Mavenir as its partner for end to end Open RAN using CBRS and EBS spectrum to support efforts to close the digital divide.