Mavenir and MTI Announce First OpenRAN O-RAN Interface Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Portfolio
RICHARDSON, TEXAS--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) February 27, 2020 -- Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native, Network Software Provider and MTI announce the first commercial portfolio of OpenRAN RRUs with the O-RAN interface. The initial portfolio consists of 2x20W RRUs for B3, B20, B7 and 2x40W for B5, B28, B71 with general availability in Q2 2020. More variants and additional band support will be added over time.
This portfolio underpins the ability to start transitioning from walled garden systems based on proprietary interfaces to a wider, multi-supplier ecosystem that enables faster innovation and lower total cost of ownership, based on OpenRAN principles.
As the RRU is fully specified by 3GPP for the air interface and O-RAN for the RRU to DU interface, MNOs will have the ability to choose best-of-breed components and have the flexibility to choose from an increasing number of RRU and end-to-end vendors.
The key goals of OpenRAN are:
· Open Interfaces
· Increased Security
· Increase RAN technology partner/supplier diversity
The RRU architecture is based on O-RAN Alliance Split 7.2 and all bands support 5G NR.
“Through this collaboration with MTI, we are bringing RRUs to the market with the latest features and competitive pricing. This is a game changer that levels the competition in both technical specification and price,” said Mikael Rylander, Mavenir’s SVP and GM, Radio Access Solutions. “Additionally, the wider ecosystem and open architecture principles not only allow a new alternative for traditional MNO deployments, but create new opportunities for flexible, cutting edge and cost-effective implementations for network densification, introduction of 5G, as well as deployments in enterprise and industry segments.”
“MTI now is delivering advanced remote radio units compliant with the O-RAN 7.2x functional split to provide an open and standardized interface solutions supporting the mobile network transformation to next generation RAN architecture,” said Allen Yen, Chairman & CEO of MTI.
Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) is a high-technology company that has specialized in wireless communication product development, manufacturing, and global sales for more than 35 years. Based on core competency in RF/ Microwave, MTI has established a leading position in the fields of Remote Radio Heads, Microwave Radios, Satellite Transceivers and ODUs, Broadband Wireless access products, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and modules. With this excellent record of accomplishment, MTI has established valued, long-term partnerships with world-leading partners.
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 OpenRAN vRAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 140 countries, which serve over 50% of the world’s subscribers.
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