Vodafone companions with Mavenir to develop indoor OpenRAN answer

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Vodafone partners with Mavenir to develop indoor OpenRAN solution

Vodafone and Mavenir have developed a small cell OpenRAN answer for indoor community protection.

The answer is designed for companies with medium to giant workplace areas and makes use of OpenRAN to assist interoperability and stop vendor lock-in.

Andrea Dona, Chief Network Officer at Vodafone UK, stated:

“So far, OpenRAN deployment has targeted on out of doors connectivity, however there may be important potential for this expertise within the workplace surroundings.

A easy plug-and-play product, which incorporates all of the engaging advantages of the OpenRAN philosophy, is one that may construct on our energy of offering indoor protection by way of each our macro community and our bespoke options.”

The comfort supplied by plug-and-play allows the small cell gear to be positioned nearly wherever to make sure protection throughout your entire workplace.

Mavenir’s Open vRAN software program is getting used for the answer whereas Sercomm is offering the radio {hardware}.

Virtyt Koshi, SVP at Mavenir EMEA, commented:

“Mavenir is delighted to companion with Vodafone in Open RAN and to work within the UK on their radio community transformation initiative, proving the acute flexibility of Open vRAN. 

We are significantly proud in working within the discipline throughout the Vodafone business community and within the Newbury Open RAN Test and Verification lab, supporting the Vodafone effort to spice up the ecosystem.”

Vodafone and Mavenir have a long-standing relationship. In August 2020, Vodafone deployed the UK’s first OpenRAN website to hold dwell site visitors. Vodafone’s OpenRAN websites characteristic software program from Mavenir and radio models from Sunwave. The firms plan to additional their partnership to deploy extra OpenRAN websites sooner or later.

The new indoor OpenRAN answer supplies 4G protection “initially”.

(Image Credit: Vodafone)

Related: Vodafone set to Open(RAN) a pioneering new UK R&D centre

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