Juniper Networks | February 21, 2022
Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that it is working with Vodafone and Parallel Wireless, a pioneer in Open RAN solutions, conducting a multivendor RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) trial for tenant-aware admission control use cases. The trial, initially running in Vodafone’s test labs in Turkey and with plans to move into its test infrastructure, supports O-RAN interfaces and addresses the key business challenges faced by mobile operators around personalized user experience, viable revenue generation and reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX for 4G and 5G services.
The trial is based on an open, software-driven architecture that leverages virtualization to deliver more programmable, automated granular-by-user traffic management. The initial focus is on delivering tenant-aware admission control capability, enabling operators to personalize services and provide superior user experiences. Real-time tracking and enforcement of radio resources across the RAN enables mission-critical users – for example, hospitals and schools – to receive prioritized mobile data services delivery. This capability is enabled by Juniper’s rApp/xApp cloud-based software tools that manage network functions in near real-time, along with Parallel Wireless cloud-native Open RAN functions.
The trial’s design philosophy is focused on demonstrating the potential of enabling open, agile resource management and mobile data delivery in any software-driven RAN environment. This approach enables services and applications to be managed, optimized and mitigated automatically by the RAN, built on real-time data insights from its own performance.
All three organizations are active operators/contributors of the O-RAN ALLIANCE and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), underlining their shared commitment to industry innovation and standards.
Juniper’s RIC solution is architected as an open platform supporting open interfaces on the north bound and south bound side, enabling easier integration with Open RAN partners in the ecosystem. Juniper’s RIC platform will also enable easy integration of third-party rApps/xApps, using UI-based onboarding and deployment tools coupled with flexibility to select between either network-based or SDK-based APIs (Application Programming Interfaces).
Parallel Wireless brings cloud-native Open RAN solutions - which are now integrated with the leading-edge RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications from Juniper Networks, giving operators more choices to build the best-of-breed RAN.
“Vodafone has a clear vision that all mobile network radio infrastructure should be open - enabling rapid adoption of innovative services. We see this as a key stepping stone to rich innovation and collaboration, the only way that groundbreaking new use cases in 4G and 5G can be developed and cost-effectiveness maximized. In order to accelerate progress in this exciting journey, I am very pleased that Vodafone is hosting a lab and field trial for tenant-aware admission control using O-RAN interfaces, alongside an ecosystem of like-minded technology partners, including Juniper Networks and Parallel Wireless. By working together, we will be able to build smarter networks, better user experiences and drive stronger sustainability measures for B2B use cases.” -Paco Martin, Head of Open RAN at Vodafone Group
“This multivendor trial at Vodafone has provided the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how Juniper’s RIC, and our focus on enabling seamless application portability, are able to unlock the true potential of Open RAN. By coupling our innovations with those of Parallel Wireless and Vodafone’s operational experience, we are able to achieve a real-world use case that can deliver value and better user experiences with improved economics for operators.”
- Constantine Polychronopoulos, VP, 5G & Telco Cloud at Juniper Networks
“Vodafone has been leading in Open RAN innovation since the early days. As the next stage of Open RAN adoption we are excited to partner with Vodafone and Juniper Networks, integrating our state-of-the-art cloud-native, O-RAN ALLIANCE compliant, Open RAN solutions with the leading edge RAN Intelligent Controller from Juniper. ” - Keith Johnson, President at Parallel Wireless
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.
prnewswire | January 05, 2021
Benetel, a pioneer in cutting edge 4G and 5G answers for future media communications foundation, today reported that it has coordinated its Radio Unit (RU) with Radisys' 5G NR OpenRAN programming to empower OpenRAN organizations for correspondence, mechanical and private organization markets. Notwithstanding the new 5G arrangement, the two organizations executed a permitting understanding for Radisys' LTE programming to permit its circulation with Benetel's eNodeB radio stages.
The pre-coordinated Radisys® and Benetel 5G NR arrangement can be sent in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G modes, giving administrators adaptable sending alternatives. The organizations have as of late showed a fruitful 5G SA bring over the n78 5G band utilizing the incorporated arrangement.
"We are excited to partner with Radisys on this joint 4G and 5G offering targeted for OpenRAN deployments," says Adrian O'Connor, CEO of Benetel. "OpenRAN success will be linked to a close integration between a CU/DU solution and an O-RU provider. Radisys is the ideal partner for our solution given its leadership in the OpenRAN ecosystem and its industry-leading LTE and 5G NR software stacks."
An innovator in open telecom arrangements, Radisys has planned its 5G NR programming suite to help both NSA and SA, giving a simple movement way from LTE/LTE-Advanced organizations to 5G. It is focused at mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies. Radisys' 5G NR programming suite is consistent with 3GPP Release 15 and O-RAN guidelines with a solid guide to develop towards Release 16. Radisys additionally gives 5G Core Network capacities as characterized by 3GPP.
"Service providers and enterprises want to build their networks with open and disaggregated software and hardware components to reap the benefits of a multi-vendor ecosystem," says Munish Chhabra, Head of Software and Services Business, Radisys. "With Benetel, we are providing a pre-integrated OpenRAN solution that enables operator and enterprise customers to accelerate their network deployments to deliver new innovative services and generate new revenues."
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Redline Communications | November 26, 2021
Redline Communications Group Inc. a leading provider of mission-critical data infrastructure for remote and harsh environments, announced today that the company has been selected to provide high-speed, wireless broadband service solutions for one of the largest telecom service providers in the Middle East.
Redline will be deploying its award-winning Virtual Fiber technology to deliver last mile wireless transport and enhance the service providers' over-the-air, ultra high-speed broadband access connections for enterprises across the region.
"Enterprise demands for bandwidth and high-speed broadband are steadily increasing. and Redline offers premier service and hardware solutions for businesses who require reliable, high-speed connectivity for their customers, even in the most remote operating locations,This contract broadens Redline's footprint in the service provider industry and lays the groundwork for more opportunities in this sector and in this region of the world."
Richard Yoon, President and CEO of Redline Communications
Redline secured the three-year contract, valued at over $2.2M USD, after a competitive bid by demonstrating best-in-class reliability, connection and customer service, all at the lowest total cost of ownership. Redline will provide the equipment along with its world-class advanced services.
About Redline Communications
Redline Communications designs and manufactures powerful wide-area wireless networks for mission-critical applications in challenging locations. Redline networks are used by Oil & Gas companies onshore and offshore, Mining companies on surface and underground operations, by municipalities to remotely monitor infrastructure, and by specialized telecom service providers to deliver premium services. Hundreds of businesses worldwide rely on Redline to engineer, plan and deliver ruggedized, secure and reliable networks for their IoT, voice, data, and video communications needs.