Mavenir Survey Reveals 100% of Mobile Operators Plan to Implement OpenRAN
Strong Momentum Towards General Purpose, Vendor Neutral Hardware and Software-Defined Technology
RICHARDSON, TEXAS--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) October 08, 2019 -- Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider and a leader in accelerating software network transformation for communications service providers (CSPs), revealed results of a recent Mobile Operator survey on OpenRAN. The survey, conducted by mobile industry analyst and consultant firm Senza Fili, was meant to gage intent and gather feedback from service providers to better understand the need and requirements for OpenRAN products.
Key results were:
· 100% of operators are considering using OpenRAN in key scenarios
· 43% of respondents are open to replace current vendors
· Cost savings were mentioned by 25% of respondents as a reason to consider multiple vendors
· 84% of operators will consider deploying RRUs and BBUs from different vendors in OpenRAN deployments
· Lower cost radios seen as a key component to OpenRAN interface adoption
Mavenir is a leader supporting operator and ecosystem business transformation through OpenRAN adoption, as it will enable service providers with more flexibility in vendor selection, cost advantages (Capex/Opex) and future innovations. Mavenir has deployed the first OpenRAN in Brazil, which is a deployment that is truly open - defined as open software on open radio hardware, not a proprietary configuration.
Monica Paolini, Founder and President of Senza Fili, said, “There was overwhelming response to the operator survey. The trend shows great interest in moving to OpenRAN sooner rather than later.”
“Mavenir has been a pioneer of OpenRAN and open interfaces,” said John Baker, SVP Mavenir. “We’ve been participating in and driving OpenRAN business transformation so the results from this survey are very encouraging. For the first time in many years, opportunities for new suppliers in what has been a closed ecosystem, are now opening and operators are actively making this change happen.”
An objective of the OpenRAN initiative is to migrate and virtualize RAN functions on to industry standard servers. Mavenir works with Intel on deriving their OpenRAN products based on contributions from the Intel FlexRAN reference architecture. The FlexRAN reference architecture is based on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to enable the highly optimized OpenRAN workloads to run on the Intel architecture cores with Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 instructions for baseband processing.
Mavenir is the industry's only end-to-end, cloud-native Network Software Provider focused on accelerating software network transformation and redefining network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) by offering a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. From 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN - Mavenir leads the way in evolved, cloud-native networking solutions enabling innovative and secure experiences for end users. Leveraging industry-leading firsts in VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi-ID, vEPC, and virtualized RAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 130 countries, which serve over 50% of the world’s subscribers.
We embrace disruptive, innovative technology architectures and business models that drive service agility, flexibility, and velocity. With solutions that propel NFV evolution to achieve web-scale economics, Mavenir offers solutions to help CSPs with cost reduction, revenue generation, and revenue protection. Learn more at mavenir.com.
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