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by Mobile World Live

INTELLIGENCE BRIEF: WHAT ARE THE TOP TIPS FOR TIP?

There is no doubt that vRAN fronthaul; efficient power technologies; artificial intelligence and machine learning; end-to-end network slicing; solution integration; and edge networking are all critically important telecoms technologies. And there is no doubt they can all benefit from the TIP treatment. What is less certain is whether TIP can focus on all...


by SDX Central

VODAFONE AND TELEFONICA TRIAL TIP’s OpenRAN PLATFORMS

Mavenir earlier this month announced that it had formed an OpenRAN Partner Ecosystem that includes MTI, Baicell, NEC, Fujitsu, Sercomm, AceAxis, KMW, Benetel, CommScope, Blue Danube Systems, and Airrays.  Mavenir will act as a systems integrator and said that by handling the multivendor integration and interoperability it can compete with traditional hardware-centric...


by LightReading

TIP, ORAN ALLIANCE POISED TO JOIN FORCES ON OPENRAN

Vodafone and Telefónica have today announced the selection of vendors as "leading candidates" to produce these interoperable RAN solutions. The companies in question are Altiostar, Mavenir and Parallel Wireless Inc. (See TIP Offers Progress Report at Summit.) OpenRAN RFI: Back in June, Vodafone and Telefónica announced RFIs to investigate and explore the existing market opportunities for RAN technologies...


by Mobile World Live

TELEFONICA AND VODAFONE SHAKE UP RAN MARKET

Telefonica and Vodafone hailed OpenRAN technology as the future of Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment, as both operators announced plans to expand trial deployments. Following two initial pilots last year in India which convinced Vodafone the new technology could match incumbent performance, the operator will now scale deployments with three...


by The Fast Mode

MAVENIR SPEARHEADS OpenRAN ECOSYSTEM WITH PARTNERS

Mavenir has teamed up with a number of telecoms vendors which include NEC and CommScope to launch an OpenRAN partner ecosystem. Mavenir says it will act as the End-to-End systems integrator simplifying the engagement for operators who want to deploy a flexible Cloud-based OpenRAN solution. Other ecosystem partners include MTI, Tecore Networks, Baicells, AceAxis, KMW, Benetel,...


by SDX Central

OPEN RAN GROUP ISN’T AT ODDS WITH vRAN ALLIANCE

Mavenir has culled together a group of virtual RAN companies to form what it’s calling the OpenRAN Partner Ecosystem. Mavenir’s group sounds very similar to Cisco’s Open vRAN Alliance, which Cisco announced last month. At the time, Cisco said that it had developed a pre-certified pre-integrated open vRAN system that is ready to deploy. Although Mavenir’s ecosystem...


by Fierce Telecom

MAVENIR SEEKS TO BUILD ON LEGACY AS TELECOM DISRUPTOR

Mavenir announced earlier this month that it had landed a deal with a Tier 1 North American carrier for Its NFV-based CloudRange™ platform. Mavenir's roots in telecommunications date back go back 12 years, but the company has undergone various name changes and technology shifts along the way. While Mavenir didn't...


by Fierce Wireless

BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PUSH RCS FORWARD

Although RCS-based messaging promises to add pictures and text messages to operators’ standard SMS services—like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage already do—the technology also promises to allow businesses to market to potential customers through rich media. And it’s that marketing angle that appears to be driving this latest round of RCS announcements.


by Fierce Wireless

VENDOR TOUTS MOMENTUM IN RCS MARKET

The long-gestating RCS market in the United States appeared to receive a slight boost as vendor Mavenir announced a new business messaging partner program with 15 confirmed partners. Mavenir’s partners are 3C Interactive, Aldeamo, Anbotux, Cequens, CLX, IMI Mobile, Infobip, mGage, MessageBird, NativeMsg, OpenMarket, Syniverse, Smooch, tyntec and Zipwhip. The vendor explained...


by Fierce Wireless

DELIVERING RRU, BBU INTEROPERABLITY

When the xRAN Forum announced the xRAN Fronthaul Specification Version 1.0 in April, that represented a major step in the industry’s objective of defining open interfaces between the remote radio unit/head (RRU/RRH) and the baseband unit (BBU). But the group at that time knew there were some gaps, and its...


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