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by Mavenir

XRAN, OPEN VRAN, AND OPENRAN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Virtualizing the RAN is getting a lot of attention from operators because it promises to lower operator capex and opex costs as well as make it possible for them to add new capabilities to the network more quickly. It’s likely that all that interest is behind the creation of three...


by Fierce Wireless

XRAN FORUM RELEASES OPEN FRONTHAUL SPEC IN MOVE TO TRANSFORM RAN INDUSTRY

In a move that will have some operators and smaller vendors rejoicing, the xRAN Forum announced the approval and public availability of the xRAN Fronthaul Specification Version 1.0, the first specification to come from the group since xRAN launched in October 2016. The spec is available for download on the...


by 650 Group

MAVENIR ANALYST BRIEFING – UCaaS, xRAN & 5G MARKETS

Mavenir held a 'virtual' analyst meeting - essentially a webinar - that conveyed the company's efforts on several new initiatives: SMB UCaaS - small business unified communications, Messaging as a Platform (MaaP), Monetization of messaging, Security Solutions (relating to toll fraud, for instance), and xRAN/ OpenRAN/ Virtualized RAN.  Pardeep Kohli, CEO of Mavenir, explained that the company is at...


by Telecom Reseller

MAVENIR BRINGS MUSCLE DISRUPT UC MARKET

“Frictionless onboarding, and consumer like features,” says Guillaume Le Mener, SVP about the type of mobility services people expect as consumers, but may not always get for their enterprise. In this podcast, we hear a message that traditionally went to the carriers that this year was placed in front of the...


by No Jitter

3 THREATS TO UC INDUSTRY MOMENTUM

A strong market push by Google, an economic downturn, and the rise of mobile UCaaS -- if they materialize -- could all dampen existing players’ strong prospects. Cisco no doubt plans to continue marketing that service to mobile network operators with its acquisition of BroadSoft -- but they're not the...


by RCR Wireless

WHAT’S THE OUTLOOK ON NETWORK SLICING FOR 5G?

Mavenir recently announced a virtualized network slicing software solution dubbed CloudRange™ Network Slice Suite. The idea is virtual provisioning of a network within a network based on “criteria that are required for practical deployments such as subscriber data/intelligence in the network, MVNO network setup, and network upgrade with virtualized multivendor...


by RCR Wireless

EVOLUTION TO 5G IS MARKED BY MOVE TO THE EDGE

Early deployments of commercial 5G services will look more like really fast LTE services, according to John Baker, Mavenir SVP, Business Development. During an interview with RCR Wireless News during Mobile World Congress 2018, Baker said 5G will really open up with an upgrade to a new core and the distribution of...


by No Jitter

HOSTED PBX 2018-2020 DRAMATIC SHIFTS FORECASTED

Employees move around. Forty percent of conference calls originate on a mobile instrument. Other calls that begin on a desk phone often go mobile partway through, as participants move from one location to the next. A collaboration call, say with slide-sharing or a video conference, may originate on a 4G...


by Search Unified Communications

ENTERPRISE CONNECT SHOWCASES LATEST UC INNOVATIONS

The latest in unified communications, collaboration and contact center services will be on display at Enterprise Connect 2018. This year, more than 120 vendors will exhibit their latest innovations at the industry expo, including mobile unified communications as a service, team collaboration apps, and video conferencing platforms. The following is just...


by The Mobile Network

OPENING UP ON THE OpenRAN

The concept of open goes beyond just standards interoperability. A RAN built by Nokia, Ericsson or Huawei will be interoperable with any device, any core, any transmission network attaching to it – due to its conformance with standards. That is a standards-based network. The vision of the OpenRAN is that...


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