Mavenir Open vRAN Brings Network Elasticity, Flexibility, and Best-in-Class Automation
Mavenir’s award-winning Open vRAN solution brings increased business agility with network elasticity and flexibility in radio access networks with the world’s first fully containerized, virtualized Open RAN Split 7.2 architecture. Eliminate vendor lock-in and leverage open interfaces, virtualization, and web-scale containerization to support various deployment scenarios – including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, resulting in a 37% savings in TCO over 5 years. (Source: Senza Fili 2021)
Break free of vendor lock-in with the evolved Open RAN architecture, designed with cloud-native virtualization techniques, which enables 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 hardware, which can be pooled in centralized data centers.
True Open RAN
Mavenir’s Open vRAN O-RAN compliant, fully containerized true Open RAN 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 function (vDU, vCU CNF) 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.
RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)
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.
Open RAN Evolution Includes 2G Across a Single Unified RAN
Mavenir has established a Centre of Innovation in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The Centre will focus on Mavenir’s innovative and open virtualized Multi Radio Access Technology (vMRAT) development and specifically on the integration of the 2G and 3G capabilities, giving the industry a unique solution for MRAT Open RAN which is completely built on virtualized architecture, fully containerized and integrates all the ‘multi-G’ cellular stacks from 2G to 5G. The solution will feature the ability to scale and utilize a single architecture to cover all mobile technologies, giving the advantage of an extremely agile and flexible configuration for even faster time to market and for remote operations of the radio access network.
Mavenir Open RAN Partner Ecosystem
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.
Deploying Open RAN with Confidence
Mavenir Open RAN Services
The growing momentum for Open RAN solutions is driving the demand from mobile operators for vendors to provide an end-to-end Open RAN service ecosystem to design, build, optimize and maintain these networks. Mavenir’s deep experience in Open RAN technology solutions and end-to-end networks, coupled with leading partners in supply chain management, system integration, and field installation, will provide customers a full complement of solutions and services. Joint capabilities will cover:
- Comprehensive solution planning, and design
- Efficient supply chain, and pre-staging capability
- Well established warehousing, forward, and reverse logistics
- Rapid site surveys, expert RF planning, and design
- Nationwide cell site installation, solution deployment, integration, and test
- Cost effective drive testing, and RF optimization
- End to end migration scenario planning, testing, and execution
- Expert KPI tuning, performance monitoring, field services, and lifecycle support
Launching Evenstar to Accelerate Open RAN Adoption
As a founding member of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Mavenir works closely with the TIP community to improve the infrastructure for global networks. Together with partners Microelectronic Technology Inc. (MTI) and in collaboration with Facebook Connectivity, Mavenir has launched the Evenstar B3 Remote Radio Head Units (RRU), which will give mobile network operators the ability to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology.
The Evenstar program will focus on building general-purpose radio access network (RAN) reference designs for 4G/5G networks in the Open RAN ecosystem that are aligned with 3GPP and O-RAN specifications. The Evenstar B3 RRH is generally available now, with plans to expand into other Open RAN architectural elements. The Evenstar program will eventually include multiple RRH product SKUs, including FDD B3 (4T4R 4X40W). The RRH architecture is based on O-RAN Alliance Fronthaul specifications based on Split 7.2.
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