Monday, July 13, 2015

China Mobile Tests ALU's Virtualized Radio Access Network

China Mobile has conducted the industry's first field trial of a virtualized radio access network-based architecture based on network functions virtualization (NFV) technology from Alcatel-Lucent.

The trial – carried out at Beijing's Tsinghua University - demonstrated the flexibility, scalability, cost and energy-efficiency of Alcatel-Lucent's vRAN and NFV technologies. Coverage included both indoor and outdoor areas of the 442 hectare campus.

Following the successful field trial at Beijing's Tisinghua University, Alcatel-Lucent will demonstrate the vRAN platform at Mobile World Congress Shanghai between July 15 and 17, 2015. The demonstrations will include the NFV-based RAN and the wireless dual site solution based on the convergence with wireline. The demonstration further underlines Alcatel-Lucent's leading position in wireless NFV and its continuous focus on the evolution of wireless networks to accelerate industry adoption of next-generation technologies.

In addition, Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks announced that China Mobile (Suzhou) Software Technology Company Limited has deployed its SDN technology in its Development and Operations (DevOps) private cloud architecture. Specifically, China Mobile’s private cloud architecture includes Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) to deliver the functionality and scalability required for its internal subsidiaries and for developing new cloud-based services.