Virtualized RAN (Cloud RAN)

A flexible Radio Access Network (RAN) is the cornerstone of next generation mobile network infrastructure. The evolved RAN architecture, designed with cloud native virtualization techniques, enables the RAN to flex and adapt based on usage and coverage. This flexibility provides expanded and more convenient network location choices for the baseband processing.

In the News

Telefonica and Vodafone shake up RAN market

16 October 2018

Telefonica and Vodafone hailed OpenRAN technology as the future of Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment, as both operators announced plans to expand trial deployments.

In the News

2019 Preview: Open RAN Efforts Gain Momentum

27 December 2018
Not satisfied with existing efforts, Mavenir in October announced its Open RAN partner ecosystem to provide more options for operators intent on deploying a flexible cloud-based Open RAN solution.
In the News

Opening up on the Open RAN

9 March 2018

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.

Blog Post

Why Open RAN Interfaces are Imperative

The 5G era will eclipse its predecessors through new and compelling services built on open software and hardware platforms operating in end-to-end fully virtualized environments deployed at web-scale and operating at web-speed. To make the virtualized, programmable and software-defined network a reality from the core to the edge, open interfaces are vital in all parts of the system.
Blog Post

xRAN’s New Open Fronthaul Specs – An Industry Move Towards Interoperability

We may not feel it yet, but something pretty significant just happened – and in a few years, we’ll be looking back at this moment as a paradigm shift for our industry.

The xRAN Forum recently announced the availability of the xRAN Fronthaul Specification version 1.0, which defines open interfaces and simplifies interoperability between suppliers…but most notably, which wrests control of network equipment from the small cartel of vendors who have dominated and dictated the market for the past decade.