Altiostar and Mavenir, two industry leading companies who have advocated for Open Radio Access Network (RAN) and OpenRAN have announced a collaboration to deliver a wide portfolio of radios based on OpenRAN principles for the US market.
Both companies will be supporting the development of radios through third party OEM’s that will be based on O-RAN open interfaces and will address the frequencies of both Tier-1 and rural operators in the US.
OpenRAN radios provide new possibilities for operators to implement a more cost effective and best of breed solution as networks move to 5G and beyond. As part of this effort, it is also planned to have these radios available to support the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act that was signed into law on March 12, 2020.
Ashraf Dahod, CEO, Altiostar Networks said, “Our collaboration with Mavenir on OpenRAN radios will ensure operators in the US have a truly open and end-to-end infrastructure that will be cost effective and allow them to grow their business.”
“We are collaborating with Altiostar to realize the full promise of OpenRAN. Our Radios will have O-RAN compliant interfaces and will interwork with other vendors’ solutions,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir.
“I encourage other companies in the OpenRAN Policy Coalition to open their radios and ensure a broad supply of radios with open interfaces that are interoperable with third party equipment,” added Kohli.
Mavenir and Altiostar have committed to work together to develop a full set of FCC banded radios to be available starting June 2020, with a complete set of radios in the market by Q1 2021. The parties are also committed to making these OpenRAN radios available to be sourced by all Open RAN vendors and system integrators, widening the OpenRAN supply chain in the US market to meet the frequency band needs of both Tier 1 and rural operators.
Members of the Open RAN Policy Coalition include Airspan, Altiostar, AT&T, AWS, Cisco, CommScope, Dell, DISH Network, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Microsoft, NEC, NewEdge Signal Solutions, Nokia, NTT, Oracle, Parallel Wireless, Qualcomm, Rakuten Mobile, Samsung Electronics America, Telefonica, US Cellular, US Ignite, Verizon, VMWare, Vodafone, World Wide Technology and XCOM-Labs.