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Enable Enterprise Connectivity with a Secure, Cost-Effective Private Network

Mavenir’s Private Network solution is purpose built for the evolution to 5G and the increased demand of use cases and applications. Mavenir offers its full portfolio of Multi-G solutions for the Private Networks market to address the needs of Enterprises, Industries and Service Providers. This end-to-end 5G system, based on cloud-first and open architecture principles, is highly suited to address both mass scale private enterprise use cases as well as bespoke high-end use cases for advanced industries.

The acquisition of ip.access extends Mavenir’s leadership in OpenRAN radio for private networks. With hundreds of Private Network deployments in GSM, 3G and 4G/LTE for rural and remote, aviation, maritime, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and first responder applications, ip.access brings a legacy of expertise that enhances Mavenir’s end-to-end private network capabilities for:

  • Communication Service Providers: Adding 2G and 3G capabilities to the OpenRAN portfolio
  • Enterprise: Adding a full suite of enterprise radio solutions for Mavenir’s Private Network offerings, including OnGo-certified solutions for CBRS
  • Nontraditional Networks: Leveraging market leading software defined vRAN solutions for Aviation, Maritime, Rural and Remote networks with next generation solutions in the air, on land and at sea.

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Private Networks

Mavenir’s Private Network solution is purpose built for the evolution to 5G and the increased demand of use cases, applications. Mavenir offers its full portfolio of 4G and 5G solutions for the Private Networks market to address the needs of Enterprises, Industries and Service Providers. This end-to-end 5G system, based on cloud-first and open architecture principles, is highly suited to address both mass scale private enterprise use cases as well as bespoke high-end use cases for advanced industries.


Key Drivers for Private Network Deployments

Private networks provide a compelling solution for enabling connectivity for enterprises, industries, and service providers. Deployment consideration is driven by several factors:

  • Global shift towards freeing up of spectrum empowers a new wave of private network use cases
    • United States: OnGo/CBRS 3.5GHz band and the C-band auction
    • Europe: Blocks of spectrum being made available across different European countries including UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, and Sweden.
    • Asia: Spectrum auctions and allocations in countries including Japan and Taiwan.
  • Transition from 4G to 5G, and rapid increase of use cases for Industry 4.0 in manufacturing and factory automation, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and first responder applications.
  • Increased need for network platforms to provide context and connectivity for both people and assets
  • Digital transformation of enterprises and industries, an integral part of any business environment
  • The need for enhanced security – according to a study by Nemertes Research* on the use of private networks across the US, security was listed as the top driver for deploying a private network, followed by efficiency improvements and the need to support IoT systems.

* Study conducted by ip.access, a Mavenir company, in September 2019 across 10 verticals, with a total of 302 participants.

Innovative Technology Architectures and Business Models to Drive Service Agility, Flexibility, and Velocity

Mavenir offers its full portfolio of Multi-G solutions for the Private Networks market addresses the needs of Enterprises, Industries and Service Providers based on the following four pillars:

  • Open Architecture based approach enabling bigger and broader ecosystems, including Digital marketplace of Device and application partner eco-system. It includes Multi-standard Open RAN offered in Neutral Host or Product models as opposed to traditional closed hardware-based RAN. Supporting multiple deployment topologies, including MEC.
  • End-to-End Distributed cloud-based capabilities with fast on-boarding and reliability. 100% cloud native, End-to-End software software-based agile network platforms, fully open architecture-based system. All elements such as 4G/5G Radio software, EPCs and 5G cloud-native core networks, as well as IMS, OSS/BSS and SIM/eSIM management and provisioning are cloud enabled Kubernetes based containerized architecture. These run on COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware or public clouds, enabling lower costs. Cloud powered flexible deployment models – XaaS, On-Prem and Hybrid
  • In-a-box integrated solutions for 4G/5G networks: The networks can run in isolation, where the company wants physical ownership and control over all components on-premise, without reliance on external data centers.
  • Fully automated deployment and management provides single pane of glass view of all solution components, Manage network resources, network topology, Remote Monitoring, service assurance and diagnostics. Unique capability to expose device and network insights combined with subscription management and used case data. Zero Touch Network Orchestration is supported to manage cloud infrastructure, balancing the needs of multiple micro services and applications within defined parameters and a given load.

 

End-to-End Multi-G Solutions including Radio Access, Cloud Core, and Digital Enablement Platform

Mavenir’s OpenRAN vRAN encompasses 4G and 5G radio access, and the disaggregated RAN approach extends virtualization to the edge of the network and provides strategic differentiation by enabling multisource Remote Radio Units (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized, containerized, Cloud Base Band software over ethernet Fronthaul (FH), using the O-RAN open interface overcoming the traditional constraints of the proprietary walled garden specifications used by the other traditional equipment vendors.

Mavenir’s 5G Converged Packet Core solution, based on cloud-native principles, can be retrofitted on EPCs and encompasses all the major 5G core elements, and these functions are implemented as micro-services in containers. The Mavenir 5G Core also combines 4G EPC functionality and offers a ‘Converged Mobile Core’ solution that supports both 4G and 5G subscribers. In addition, the Mavenir 5G Core supports all Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) options.

Mavenir’s Digital Enablement platform allows Private Network operators to create a seamless way of abstracting out the complexity of the underlying network, and create a digital app store for enterprise and industry applications – thereby empowering an ecosystem of developers, service providers, technology companies, enterprises and industries to create applications to power digitalization with 5G.

This end-to-end 5G system, based on cloud-first and open architecture principles, is highly suited to address both mass scale private enterprise use cases as well as bespoke high-end use cases for advanced industries.

The solution can be delivered as on-prem ‘network-in-a-box’, cloud-based ‘Network-as-a-Service’ or Hybrid models.

Learn more about Mavenir Systems Integration for private networks.

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