Open Virtualized RAN
Reduce operating and capital expenses, and make your network architecture more flexible with Open Virtualized RAN from Mavenir.
Open RAN architectures are changing the telco industry, eliminating vendor lock-in, fueling innovation and greatly improving financial models. Mavenir’s award-winning Open Virtualized RAN (Open vRAN) solution leverages open interfaces, virtualization, and web-scale containerization, which can result in a 37% savings in TCO over 5 years. (Source: Senza Fili 2021).
Mavenir’s Open vRAN supports all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) and is built from the ground up to be cloud-native, with fully containerized microservices allowing it to be deployed easily on any cloud – private, hybrid or public.
Performance tests have shown to match or exceed the performance of (legacy, proprietary) closed RAN. But the real power of Open RAN is in intelligence and automation. Placing applications closer to the edge allows for fine-grained adjustments to network performance with the innovative use of /machine learning (ML) analytics. Tests with real traffic data show that using the Mavenir’s real-time RIC with Open vRAN may improve handover throughput and spectral efﬁciency by an average of 50% over traditional handover processes!
Cloud computing shifts network functions from dedicated hardware platforms into virtualized software components that can be implemented on hardware, which can be pooled in centralized data centers. Mavenir’s Open vRAN O-RAN compliant, fully containerized solution works on open interfaces supporting O-RAN Split 7.2x and Split 2. It further disaggregates into Distributed Unit (DU) and Centralized Unit (CU). These entities work as a containerized network functions running on Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) hardware. Designed to support multiple Fronthaul splits simultaneously – making the vRAN solution an ideal choice for a vendor-agnostic and future-proof strategy.
Mavenir is the first to deploy Open vRAN on the public cloud as part of the DISH deployment. Our unique strategy brings best practices from the hyperscale cloud and IT industries for rapid design, development, testing and rollouts. Mavenir’s cloud native tools (mCMS and MTCIL) use native kubernetes constructs to provide seamless configuration management of RAN workloads to support the placement of workloads at the right location.
Modernizing Telco Business for 5G
To help mobile operators make the best use of network resources, Mavenir developed the Open RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), uniquely designed with deep knowledge of the Radio Access Network (RAN) domain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML), and cloud-native, software-defined networking. The Mavenir RIC adds strategic value and differentiation to the operator network by providing a framework that automates RAN operational workflows while also optimizing end-to-end network performance.
The Open RAN Partner Ecosystem provides more options and makes it easy for operators to deploy an innovative, flexible Cloud-based Open RAN solution.
Mavenir acts as the end-to-end systems integrator simplifying the engagement for operators and creating a solution where vendor lock-in with traditional, hardware-based approaches are no longer the only choice.
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.
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?
17 June 2022
Mavenir’s Stefano Cantarelli on a TelecomTV interview – talking about how today’s Open RAN deployments are a confirmation of the need to re-architecture the RAN enabling CSPs to deliver on the promise of 5G and beyond.