SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for October 19, 2018. Ericsson's third quarter results get overshadowed by an ongoing corruption scandal.
Telecom Infra Project
Cumulus Networks launched a transponder abstraction interface, which is a vendor-agnostic way to manage transponders. This makes data center interconnect technology more open.
The group will produce vendor-neutral APIs and software tools focused on mobile functions running on edge infrastructure.
Altiostar, Mavenir, and Parallel Wireless were picked by TIP’s OpenRAN project for having the most compliant platforms.
These devices will be open, disaggregated, interoperable, and supplier-neutral, and they target mobile operators’ 5G deployments.
AirHop Communications joined the SK Telecom and TIP hosted accelerator center in Seoul to develop its self-organizing network platform for 5G NR use cases.
A former Huawei employee says he was fired for refusing to use a fake company name to gain access to the private TIP gathering. Huawei says this is just a labor dispute, and the claims are groundless.
The operators plan to release the results of the RFI and a shortlist of potential vendors at the TIP Summit in October in London.
Several carriers including Nokia, BT, and Deutsche Telekom will trial the technologies.
Virtual RAN fronthaul is the first project the lab will tackle.