5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11

13 September 2017

Mavenir has unveiled its SDN-controlled 5G core network and cloud RAN offerings, stressing its "cloud-native" approach, its focus on virtualization and the availability of its "5G-ready" virtualized Cloud Base Band Unit (vBBU), which the vendor says can be deployed with any remote radio units. Mavenir says its systems, which support 4G LTE and which are already being put through their paces in multiple trials and proofs of concept (PoCs), enable "investment protection" as the system can be upgraded to support 5G New Radio (NR) standards through remote-upgradeable software-defined radio (SDR) capabilities.