Mobile World Congress 2018 Recap

9 March 2018
Authored by: Maryvonne Tubb

Back from MWC 2018, a huge week for Mavenir at the industry’s biggest event. The buzz was on Cloud RAN and Private/Enterprise LTE solutions as well as services like Mobile-Native Unified Communications.  It was a busy whirlwind with a lot of momentum including major announcements of collaboration with industry leaders such as Cisco, BT, and ADVA.  

Cisco Spearheads Multivendor Open vRAN Ecosystem Initiative 

Cisco issued a major announcement at MWC - Open vRAN, which brings together innovators including Reliance Jio, Intel and Mavenir.

Open vRAN refers to a shift in base station architecture away from proprietary functions running on vendor-specific base station hardware to open tech for the mobile radio access network.

Innovation in Future Mobile Network Deployments

BT also announced that together with Mavenir and ADVA, they will be testing and validating the benefits of Cloud RAN (vRAN) using non-ideal infrastructure for fronthaul, in order to promote innovation in future mobile network deployments.

This research project will take place at the UK’s Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Community Lab at the BT Labs.

Mavenir and ADVA Enable Enterprises to Build their own LTE Networks 

Private LTE was a hot topic!  Mavenir and ADVA Ensemble announced a partnership to provide a complete end-to-end solution for Enterprise LTE.  The Enterprise LTE Solution empowers MNOs with a revenue-generating solution offering for businesses looking to replace outdated and expensive hardware-based wireless networks.

This low-cost white box solution requires Zero Touch install and enables enterprises to launch their own partial or complete LTE enterprise wireless solution, capable of supporting CBRS and multi-carrier solutions.


Mavenir's John Baker on stage at MWC 2018



A power-packed three-hour session featuring presentations and panel discussions with industry leaders such as BT’s Mansoor Hanif, ExteNet’s Tormod Larsen, ADVA’s James Buchanan, Commscope’s Mike Brobston, Kevin Shatzkamer from Dell EMC as well as Mavenir’s John Baker. Senza Fili’s Monica Paolini, Ovum’s Daryl Schoolar, as well as Joe Madden from Mobile Experts, provided analyst insights and research.


Mavenir panelists on stage at MWC 2018


Web-scale economics for mobile network operators

John Baker discussed how Cloud RAN and Enterprise LTE Solutions are driving service agility, flexibility, and velocity as well as NVF evolution to achieve web-scale economics for mobile network operators.


Mavenir has announced the industry’s only Mobile-Native Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service (UCaaS) solution that directly addresses the mobility needs of SOHO and SMBs.  This innovation is a major advancement when compared to traditional UCaaS offerings as it leverages the mobile network.


Maryvonne Tubb
Maryvonne Tubb

Maryvonne Tubb

At Mavenir, Maryvonne Tubb leads integrated marketing strategy.

Maryvonne has been a leader in marketing, investor relations and communications for over 25 years, with roles in Canada, US and Europe. Most recently, she was Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Investor Relations at Mavenir (NYSE:MVNR) until the acquisition by Mitel, where she lead the Global Marketing team.

She previously held executive positions at Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco), Nortel Networks, Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Paragon and Gaylord Entertainment Corporation.

She earned her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and a Certificate in Marketing from Southern Methodist University.