Vodafone and Mavenir are working on a small cell solution, based on OpenRAN technology, to provide indoor 4G connectivity for business customers. Designed for business customers who occupy medium to large office spaces, the plug-and-play small cell equipment can ensure comprehensive mobile coverage......
The UK government has launched a new £30m competition to speed up the adoption of OpenRAN, as part of its 5G Diversification Strategy. The competition will tackle the world’s over-reliance on a small number of telecoms vendors by developing new, innovative solutions in the UK.
Nokia will deploy its 5G standalone (SA) Core for DISH on Amazon Web Services (AWS). While DISH previously announced agreements with both companies, this news marks the world’s first deployment of 5G in the public cloud, supporting DISH’s cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network with high-level scale, performance and security.
Nokia has opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Centre at its offices in Dallas, Texas. The centre is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction, and launch of O-RAN compliant solutions to market.
Samsung has been selected as a leading OpenRAN vendor for Vodafone to bring virtualised Radio Access Network (vRAN) to the UK, as well as its latest 4G and 5G solutions, including its Massive MIMO and other radios.
Vodafone has selected key partners to build Europe’s first commercial OpenRAN network. Starting later in 2021, the partners will work with Vodafone to extend 4G and 5G coverage to more rural places across the South West of England and most of Wales, moving into urban areas in a later phase.
Vodafone has increased its investment in the South West, with two locations in Cornwall – Fistral Beach in Newquay and the community of St Keverne on The Lizard – among the first in the UK to benefit from new OpenRAN 4G technology.Vodafone says it has invested across the region to ensure its residents, businesses and visitors have access to the latest mobile technology and improved connectivity.
Vodafone UK is to open a new OpenRAN Test and Validation Lab on its Newbury campus to support the developing OpenRAN ecosystem for the telecommunications industry. The lab will be the first dedicated research and development facility for OpenRAN in the UK.
Nokia is teaming up with Brazil’s Telecommunications CPQD to jointly develop applications and solutions based on the Open RAN (O-RAN) compliant near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC).