Mavenir moves open mobile RAN software to the cloud


January 12, 2021 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

Open source mobile provider Mavenir has taken an important step to move many of its products to the cloud.

Last year, Texas-based Mavenir provided software for Vodafone UK’s first mobile base station (pictured) to use Open Radio Access Network (O RAN or Open RAN) technology.

Now he says he has “grown and cloudified his portfolio,” a move he calls “solutions. [that] support the ongoing cloudification of mobile networks, to allow [operators] to meet the growing demands for data on their networks ”.

The launch includes a web-scale platform, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, multi-access edge computing (MEC), and a digital activation platform.

Suresh Somasundaram, Senior Vice President of 5G Cloud Platforms at Mavenir, said: “Mobile networks require a digital transformation to a web-scale platform technology that uses the Kubernetes platform as the open source service (PaaS). “

He said this “provides the basis for fully automated lifecycle management,” adding: “It is designed primarily for IT and enterprise applications and requires additional and specialized functions to support telecommunications and especially mobile workloads “.

Mavenir will use “standard open source PaaS components to meet the needs of telecom operators for web-scale deployment and to provide agile delivery of new applications spanning performance, monitoring, lawful interception. and security, ”he said. “Mavenir’s Webscale platform is the solution to give mobile operators the Webscale agility of Internet players. “

Bejoy Pankajakshan, Chief Strategy Officer of Mavenir, said, “Mavenir is a partner of choice for telecom operators looking to deliver new critical network edge solutions, transform network operations and business models for customers. new 5G networks. “

Last year, Mavenir bought UK small cell company ip.access, then withdrew its plan to raise $ 300 million in the US market from the Nasdaq. CFO Terry Hungle told the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): “The company has decided not to proceed with the initial public offering contemplated by the registration statement at this time. He did not give a reason in the letter.

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