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by John Baker

WHAT IS THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE OPEN RAN POLICY COALITION (ORPC)?

As a founding member of the Open RAN Policy Coalition since February, Mavenir is proud to sit on its newly formed Board of Directors. Membership continues to gain traction as Nokia announced on Friday, May 22, they will join our group of over 32 member organizations. More companies are waiting in the wings to become members. Here is the stated mission of ORPC:  The Open...


by Bejoy Pankajakshan

PARTNERING TO DRIVE DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION: RAKUTEN LINK

Today, Rakuten launches its advanced Communications platform, Rakuten Link. Although based on GSMA’s RCS, it’s much more than that. Unlike other OTT messaging apps where communication is limited to other app users, Rakuten Link allows users to make domestic and international calls to other mobile phones and fixed lines, send...


by John Baker

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OpenRAN, O-RAN and vRAN? 

Your frequently asked questions...answered 1. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OpenRAN, O-RAN and vRAN? OpenRAN - disaggregated RAN functionality built using open interface specifications between elements. Can be implemented in vendor-neutral hardware and software-defined technology based on open interfaces and community-developed standards. O-RAN – refers to the O-RAN Alliance or designated specification. O-RAN Alliance is a...


by John Baker

OpenRAN – A FUTURE-PROOF AND COST EFFECTIVE LTE AND 5G NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

5G will accelerate the variety and volume of data traffic further shattering constrained legacy service delivery models and impacting network economics. Many new services will emerge on the 5G network the same way Uber, Facebook and Instagram emerged after LTE deployment. Mobile operators face the technical test of squeezing more...


by John Baker

IT’S TIME. OpenRAN IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE

Network automation has many strings to its bow, and the array of standards, initiatives, software and ideas is vast. But everything going on in the space shares a common factor – reducing vendor lock-in, and ultimately making it easier for operators to expand, innovate and ultimately make money. This is...


by Andy Watson

COTTON GINS, MODEL Ts, AND…CONTACT CENTERS?

In a previous blog, we looked at the stages of evolution in customer contact. Today, we are going to look back at two entrepreneurs whose impacts can still be felt today. Eli Whitney and interchangeable parts When I was in school, I used to love learning about history – specifically...


by Andy Watson

BUSINESS MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR SMBs AND LARGE ENTERPRISES

In a previous blog post, we discussed the limitations of conventional Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions. Despite their legacy wireline user experience, messaging walled gardens, and poor quality of service, they still may be the best available solution for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to provide business mobility to their...


by Bejoy Pankajakshan

WHY OPERATORS NEED TO BE BOTH OPEN AND AUTOMATED

As the Barcelona panel on next generation networks rightly says, our future networks won’t simply work on the 2G or 3G ‘build it and they will come’ principle. But if a 5G network isn’t built the right way, users may not come to the telco, and the OTTs could win...


by Andy Watson

THE PITFALLS OF CONVENTIONAL UCC

In a previous blog post, we discussed the impact of mobility and how it has fundamentally changed the way businesses and consumers communicate. However, there are limited options to address mobility. We mentioned that corporate mobile phones and personal phones can provide the mobility that businesses need, but they have severe...


by Sandeep Singh

MAVENIR’S STRATEGY TO ENABLE SERVICE PROVIDER’S DIGITAL JOURNEY

Continuing from the previous article Path to be a Digital Service Provider, we talked about 3 core categories of activities service providers need to engage in order to cater to their customers better: Technology Refresh to be lean and nimble like cloud native Omni Channel Customer Experience New business model based...


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