Nashua: Parallel Wireless, Inc, the leading US – based OpenRAN company delivering the world’s only software-defined end-to-end OpenRAN solution for coverage and capacity, today announced that Vodafone, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in Asia (Turkey) and in Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)).
Both production trials are a part of a Telecom Infra Project OpenRAN initiative to reduce deployment and maintenance costs for RAN platforms.
Amid growing demand for mobile broadband services, mobile operators face CAPEX and OPEX deployment challenges, especially with maintaining ALL G networks or bringing new coverage or capacity to their end users. Parallel Wireless innovative virtualized multi-technology OpenRAN solution disaggregates hardware and software to make deployments easy and affordable to install, maintain and to upgrade to any future technology resulting in potential by up to a third.
Parallel Wireless, the world’s only ALL G cloud-native fully RAN solution, has shown a very strong performance, quality of service and cost benefits while for the first time simultaneously delivering all 3 RAN technologies (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE) to commercial customers.
What makes the Parallel Wireless open RAN solution unique?
* The multi-technology software-defined GPP-based base stations allowed Vodafone to replace legacy 2G systems with fully 2G technology and to run simultaneously 2G and 4G on the same base station to provide commercial data and voice services to Vodafone customers in Turkey, in urban and rural parts of the country. At the same time, customers in DRC are receiving 2G and 3G service from the same base station simultaneously in a forthcoming trial. Multi-technology RRUs are software-defined, easy to deploy and maintain.
OpenRan controller is the industry only software platform that ALL G RAN and core functions (i.e., for 2G, for 3G, small cell and core gateways for 4G) to lower the cost of RAN through simplification, automation, and full virtualization of networks. It also provides seamless mobility, local breakout, and low latency for the best subscriber experience for Vodafone customers. The software enables OpenRAN architecture by using standard-based and open interfaces between network components and as a result, enables an OpenRAN ecosystem. It also simplifies network management and integration of new RAN products into the core of the network through its automation layer and enables a clear technology evolution.
“As a leading global operator, Vodafone is setting the standard for connecting the worldwide population, consumers, enterprises, and things. Hardware-based networks are costly and difficult to maintain and upgrade.
By shifting networks to OpenRAN, telecom operators can their networks to deliver coverage to every single subscriber at much lower cost. We are proud to support Vodafone in wireless infrastructure to be much lower more equal access to connectivity,” said Amrit Heer, Head of Business Development, EME, Parallel Wireless.
“We are committed to our role in innovating in the OpenRAN ecosystem to help eliminate the digital divide. By decoupling the programmable RAN software from the hardware and allowing it to run on general-purpose processing platforms, Parallel Wireless enables cloud native architectures, providing greater flexibility for operators. As a result, the costs associated with building or modernizing mobile networks are reduced and connectivity can be brought to every single person in the world,” said Lux Maharaj, Director, Africa Sales Parallel Wireless.