Altiostar, Mavenir, and Parallel Wireless were picked by TIP’s OpenRAN project for having the most compliant platforms.
There is a lot of work required to virtualize the RAN and standards groups like the xRAN/O-RAN Alliance and the 3GPP can’t do it all, says Cisco.
The xRAN Forum is in the process of becoming part of the O-RAN Alliance. The merger was announced last February but is taking a long time to be formalized.
The program is intended to bring together open source products that can quickly be deployed by service providers.
AT&T’s Andre Fuetsch will head the group’s board, which is made up of delegates from 12 operators.
5G technologies are great, says Opanga's CEO. But why aren't network operators doing more to manage traffic by leveraging the vEPC?
The operator is growing its open source clout prior to its merger with T-Mobile.
The next phase of the operator's 5G trials will include at least 100 base stations in each of the five test cities. The trials will use equipment from multiple vendors including Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE.
Virtualization becomes a bigger part of 5G discussion.
The RAN is the most expensive part of the network.
The company says it can now offer a fully virtualized end-to-end next-gen core.
xRAN may make the traditional radio access network obsolete.