9 July 2020

Mobile operators face the technical test of squeezing more data into a much faster and more efficient, yet less expensive, pipe while ARPUs are dropping rapidly.

The network economics clearly need to change.

Looking to solve the problem, many operators are turning to alternative architectures that drastically reduce their CapEx and OpEx costs. The shift toward software-based technology and end-to-end virtualization opens the door to new automated, faster-to-deploy, and less-expensive technology options. While networks today have been limited by walled garden technologies, the new and forming OpenRAN ecosystem provides a solid foundation for greatly improved network economics, with a vendor-agnostic ecosystem of open source components, software, hardware, radios, and open interfaces.

Mavenir is focused on making the adoption of OpenRAN vRAN as easy as possible and cost-effective as the smart investment in the future. And, as a pioneer in OpenRAN and vRAN solutions, Mavenir has a comprehensive portfolio of virtualized network elements including vBBU, RRHs, and centralized element manager and analytics server, which support 4G LTE, 5G and all major global frequency bands.