Enterprises can Build their own LTE Networks
RICHARDSON, TX & RALEIGH, NC – February 21, 2018: Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), and Ensemble, a Division of ADVA Optical Networking, the leader in Edge NFV solutions have partnered to provide a complete end-to-end solution for Enterprise LTE.
The Enterprise LTE Solution empowers mobile network operators with a revenue-generating solution offering for businesses looking to replace outdated and expensive hardware-based wireless networks. Enterprise solutions require low-cost white box architectures that are Zero Touch from an install perspective. To add complete LTE wireless connectivity to that solution allows the enterprise to install their own partial or complete LTE enterprise wireless that is capable of supporting CBRS and multicarrier solutions.
The total global revenue for the private LTE addressable market in industrial and commercial IoT will reach $118.5 billion in 2023.
Leveraging NFV as a platform for new and innovative applications, Ensemble and Mavenir have enabled enterprises and managed service providers to offer in-building LTE networks with their own, unlicensed or CBRS spectrum. These solutions, also known as ‘Build Your Own Network’ can be standalone or bundled with other NFV-based applications such as Universal CPE and Secure Cloud Networking.
The solution is already in trials with major Tier 1 operators in Europe, the Americas, and APAC.
“Mavenir is the first in the industry to scale Cloud RAN virtual elements for the enterprise marketplace, providing mobile operators the opportunity to offer enterprise customers a secure wireless LTE network, all running from an off the shelf (COTS) on-premises compute device,” said Pardeep Kohli, President, and CEO of Mavenir. “For the enterprise, it’s a turnkey solution: Zero Touch provisioning, no inventory and no time to revenue. The mobile network operator or spectrum licensee can now generate recurring revenue by managing the solution for the enterprise. The enterprise can generate revenue from roaming fees negotiated with the operator, as well as wireless services offerings for building tenants. It’s a win-win for both the operator and the enterprise.”
“ADVA’s award-winning Ensemble portfolio leads the virtual enterprise market, and we’re excited to extend that leadership into Enterprise LTE with our partner Mavenir. We’ve already seen strong demand for our joint solution and are eager to help our customers realize the advantages of NFV with this powerful combination,” said James Buchanan, GM of ADVA’s Ensemble Division.
Enterprise LTE is a single-box (COTS) network solution that is easily deployed, maintained, and upgraded. The compute device contains a complete LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) and an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and is connected to either TDD or FDD low-cost Remote Radio Units (RRU). Self-Organizing Network (SON) features can be integrated with the outside macro network if required.
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