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Open RAN and Virtual RAN development

Open RAN and Virtual RAN are introduced to create innovation, flexibility, scalability, and cost improvements in 5G RAN solutions, especially for new 5G and edge computing use cases.

Accelerate benefits of 5G

5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies aim to create integrated high-performing communication capabilities on the cloud and edge. RAN addresses the needs of innovative services evolving from big data consumption, lower latency, and higher reliability via 5G.

Open RAN and Virtual RAN technologies are introduced to:
- lower network costs
- support multi-vendor ecosystems
- increase flexibility to build and leverage 5G applications
- help to avoid “vendor lock-in”
- accelerate the time to market of network services and innovation

Open RAN and Virtual RAN promote multi-vendor solutions via open interfaces and reference software. Yet, there are challenges to overcome. In virtual RAN solutions running on Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS), performance and integration efficiency are crucial enablers of innovation, flexibility, and cost advantages.

Our experts advance the world-leading RAN solutions. We help companies to exceed their RAN performance.

Mike Nescholta

Vice President, Telecom Industry Business

Key benefits

Achieve maximum network automation to minimise network operational costs. We help you design software from device to operation and maintenance systems.

Cost-efficient network operation

Achieve maximum network automation to minimise network operational costs. We help you design software from device to operation and maintenance systems.

Leverage a shared multi-purpose platform to address a variety of telco workloads, evolving also to other applications. Open RAN enables multi-vendor mix and match.

Increased flexibility and scalability

Leverage a shared multi-purpose platform to address a variety of telco workloads, evolving also to other applications. Open RAN enables multi-vendor mix and match.

Reach the optimal real-time (layer 1 and layer 2) software performance for the wanted throughput to maximise energy efficiency.

High-performance RAN virtualisation

Reach the optimal real-time (layer 1 and layer 2) software performance for the wanted throughput to maximise energy efficiency.

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Key capabilities

World-leading radio baseband optimisation & algorithms

Ensure optimal RAN efficiency. We have vast experience in achieving world-class radio baseband performance on multiple platforms and reference architectures. We work worldwide with our customers on software implementation, optimisation, and algorithm definition projects, with a solid track-record from the telecom industry.

Modular Radio Unit SW architecture and interoperability

5G will lead to a dramatic growth in the radio unit portfolio through new spectrum band, higher-order Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO), and a variety of physical enclosures. We help clients to define and implement software architectures that enable the needed modularity to efficiently manage the portfolio. We also help clients integrate towards the hardware and achieve needed interoperability on the fronthaul interface.

Operation & maintenance aggregation and integration

Increasingly disaggregated networks create a need for the corresponding aggregation to enable reasonable operation & maintenance processes. We address this through a mix of professional services and assets. Typically, in this area, we work with parts of client systems such as element management systems, or on open platforms such as ONAP.

Test automation and CI/CD

Complete RAN systems contain a huge amount of software with complex interdependencies. We advise companies on how to build test automation and evolve towards a streamlined software delivery pipeline that supports the DevOps approach. Solutions span cloud, state-of-the-art SW build tools, open-source, as well as customer-specific tools and instruments.

Closed-loop automation

Closed-loop automation implementations aim to lower network operating costs. For example, functionality that automatically acts on an observed system state and performs an action. Such functionality builds on advanced analytics, algorithms and sometimes on AI/ML technologies. Implementing these capabilities requires substantial RAN domain competence. We have decades of experience working with world-leading products to develop such capabilities.

Efficient packet forwarding

5G has increased throughput capacity and low latency. This puts a high demand on efficient packet forwarding needed on top of off-the-shelf hardware. We have leading skills in how to achieve the performance needed through utilising suitable accelerator hardware.

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