Showing posts with label Mavenir. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mavenir. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Mavenir teams up with Platform9 for Kubernetes at the 5G edge

Mavenir will leverage Platform9’s Kubernetes solution to deliver a robust web-scale platform that runs containerized cloud-native network functions. The companies say their strategic partnership will accelerate the rollout of 5G services because Kubernetes is ideally suited for building scalable 5G networks at the edge by running on vendor-neutral hardware and providing open-source orchestration.

Mavenir has integrated Telco PaaS (Platform as a Service) that it contributed to Opensource XGVela (https://xgvela.org/) on top of the Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) solution to meet the requirements of OpenRAN and other telco workloads. 

Platform9’s Kubernetes solution is also an option for Mavenir’s Private Networks deployments. The open-source and cloud-native capabilities of the platform provide the scale, velocity and agility sought by service providers as they roll out their next generation 5G networks.

“With the advent of 5G, there’s a cloud touch to the service provider’s network and ecosystem. It represents an evolution of a cloud-native software platform that offers competitive and differentiated services for many customers,” said Mavenir Chief Strategy Officer, Bejoy Pankajakshan.

“We are delighted that Platform9’s Kubernetes solution has been included to power Mavenir’s industry leading vision for cloud-native 5G infrastructure,” said Sirish Raghuram, CEO of Platform9. “Our automation technology for Kubernetes can accelerate new site deployments, reduce ongoing operational complexity and provide cloud elasticity for Mavenir’s solutions.”


Monday, February 15, 2021

Telefónica builds cloud native IoT with Mavenir packet core and AWS

Telefónica is preparing to launch a managed IoT connectivity service based Mavenir’s packet core solution and AWS’s cloud infrastructure. 

Mavenir's cloud native functions will be hosted in AWS. 

Mavenir said the use of the cloud enables advanced, new functionalities for end users that were not previously possible: local data processing/storage, direct connectivity to other cloud services, and global low latency. 

The new service is managed through Telefonica’s Kite IoT platform, which provides a simple interface accessible from anywhere via the web or APIs so that industrial, manufacturing, public sector and automotive customers can better manage and control their IoT connectivity. 


The project is being developed by the Telefónica’s Core Innovation team in collaboration with Telefónica Tech’s IoT & Big Data unit. The pre-commercial activities cover the deployment of the Mavenir Packet Core on AWS, integration with Telefónica Tech’s KITE platform, and automation of the end-to-end service.

“Mavenir’s Converged Packet core built upon web-scale technology and cloud native principles provides support for 4G functionalities and facilitates easy deployment on AWS, offering a compact and efficient model in terms of cost and resources”, said Ashok Khuntia, EVP/GM, Packet Computing at Mavenir, “We are excited to work with Telefónica to integrate our packet core solution with Telefonica’s KITE platform over AWS”.


Monday, February 1, 2021

Mavenir cites progress in migrating carriers from "untrusted vendors"

Mavenir announced that it has now migrated over 20 million subscribers to date for its carrier customers from untrusted vendor networks. This includes mobile core deployments including VoLTE, and Packet Core, as well as RAN migration in process with needed feature parity and interoperability.

As the movement continues in the US to replace ‘untrusted vendor’ equipment from critical mobile networks, Mavenir has already been replacing such equipment in mobile networks in international markets where the process started in December 2019.


“Operators looking to migrate their traffic from untrusted vendors are deploying innovative solutions that are futuristic and are based on open interfaces. In some countries, this replacement of untrusted vendors started at the end of 2019. In that time, we have helped our customers migrate over 20M subscribers to Mavenir’s Packet Core and IMS solutions. We are now looking to migrate traffic from hundreds of untrusted vendors’ radio sites,” said Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir’s President and CEO.



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Mavenir targets OpenRAN radio ecosystem

Mavenir has formed a new business unit to develop production quality hardware and software for radio designs compatible with OpenRAN architecture. The goal is to enable vendors/partners to build radios for specific markets. Mikael Rylander will lead this Business Group as SVP and GM, Radio Business Unit, to focus on RRUs and RRU ecosystem.

“Our OpenRAN deployments and trials are gaining momentum globally. To further strengthen our roadmap and ongoing Radio Access strategic initiatives, I am pleased to announce the formation of an RRU Business Unit,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “With our leadership in OpenRAN, we want to enable best-in-class partner ecosystem that can together deliver a portfolio of compelling OpenRAN radios. We will support this ecosystem with RRU software, expertise, facilitation of appropriate production sites and RRU validation with our vRAN products. These radios will be available for use by any OpenRAN vendor and not exclusively to Mavenir.”

In addition, Puneet Sethi will be joining Mavenir as SVP/GM, to lead the RAN Business Unit and focus on creating and delivering market leading CU and DU Software solutions. Mavenir’s CU and DU solutions are designed based on OpenRAN principles and are already deployed with multiple OpenRAN compliant 3rd party radios. Remaining committed to those OpenRAN principles, Mavenir’s CU and DU software solutions will work with both Mavenir radio unit products and 3rd party radio units, thereby offering customers the widest choice in the industry.

Puneet joins Mavenir most recently from Qualcomm where he helped establish Small Cells and RAN Infra Business ground up to its existing industry leading position in 5G


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Mavenir and Airtel demo O-RAN RIC

Bharti Airtel and Mavenir demonstrated an O-RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) that makes use of advanced machine learning algorithms to optimize network performance. This demonstration showed RIC in action, ingesting configuration data and performance metrics from a demonstration RAN, and iteratively optimizing the configuration parameters to achieve improvement in key performance indicators. The target objective function is configurable by the operator, guiding the optimization process to meet potentially dynamically changing business requirements at runtime. Scope of demonstration also includes O-RAN O1 interface testing of Mavenir Non-RealTime RIC.


The demo occurred at the recent Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest hosted by Airtel.

Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO Mavenir, said, “We are excited to partner with Airtel in the first global O-RAN plugfest event that enables re-thinking of traditional network deployment models.”

“We are delighted to partner with the global O-RAN community. Our engagement with Mavenir for this successful demonstration is yet another step forward towards building 5G systems with open network architecture,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO at Bharti Airtel.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Mavenir pulls plans for IPO

Mavenir has decided to postpone its initial public offering, which was announced on October 6, 2020, amid market volatility. 

Mavenir said it will reassess the market conditions in the coming months and will keep the market informed.

Mavenir files for IPO

Mavenir publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A ordinary shares. 

Mavenir intends to list its Class A ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “MVNR”.

http://www.mavenir.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Mavenir files for IPO

Mavenir publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its Class A ordinary shares. 

Mavenir intends to list its Class A ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “MVNR”.

http://www.mavenir.com




Monday, September 28, 2020

Mavenir acquires ip.access for OpenRAN radio expertise

 Mavenir has acquired ip.access Ltd, a leading 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G-ready small cell solutions provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ip.access, which is based in Cambridge, UK, has two primary lines of business; commercial communications networks deployed with service providers, and private networks deployed with system integrators for critical infrastructures, security and surveillance. The product line includes a family of plug-and-play cellular access points (APs) for small, medium and large indoor or outdoor deployments.

Mavenir said the acquisition extends its leadership in OpenRAN radio on three fronts:

  • Communication Service Providers: Adding 2G and 3G capabilities to the OpenRAN portfolio
  • Enterprise: Adding a full suite of enterprise radio solutions for Mavenir’s Private Network offerings, including OnGo/CBRS certified solutions
  • Nontraditional Networks: Leveraging market leading software defined vRAN solutions for Aviation, Maritime, Rural and Remote networks with next generation solutions in the air, on land and at sea.

“Operators are looking to transform their 2G/3G networks as they migrate to 4G and 5G,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir. “We expect to provide a seamless, multi radio access technology single RAN offering for those operators that allows them to have the benefits of advanced radio solutions across all layers.”

Nick Johnson, Founder and CTO of ip.access added, “CBRS/OnGo in the US and shared spectrum initiatives in Europe are but a few of the potential opportunities. It’s not just consumer services anymore, but industrial private networks, professional closed group networks for financial, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, among many others. We look forward to applying our long experience in private networks to complement Mavenir’s existing portfolio in serving this hugely expanded customer base.”



Thursday, June 25, 2020

Deutsche Telekom tests Mavenir's 5G core

Mavenir has tested its containerized 5G Core solution on Deutsche Telekom’s Cloud network infrastructure.

In addition to 3GPP 5G functionality, the collaboration focused on automation, on-boarding, cloud native principles, CI/CD and other non-functional areas such as resiliency, fault tolerance and performance (load and stress tests). Furthermore, together Mavenir and Deutsche Telekom have validated the combo nodes, with its 4G micro services, to validate seamless 5G to 4G handover on a next generation web-scale core.

“The move to 5G is a paradigm shift for our industry. To support 5G use cases and 5G scale and required automation, Mavenir has developed a cloud-native microservices-based 4G-5G combo-core,” said Pardeep Kohli, President, and CEO of Mavenir. “With the use of web-scale technologies, operators are capable of supporting new 5G subscribers and their existing 4G subscribers with the same solution.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mavenir completes RCS interconnections with Telefónica, Vodafone and DT Germany

Mavenir's Mobile Business Messaging Cloud in Europe completed peer-to-peer (P2P) RCS interconnection with the networks of Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom Germany.

Mavenir’s Mobile Business Messaging Cloud is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) RCS Business Messaging (RBM) implementation—operated by Mavenir. The cloud solution includes the RCS and IMS Cores, as well as the session border controllers (SBC) and firewalls required for RCS P2P messaging, and the MaaP (Messaging as a Platform) layer to deliver application-to-person (A2P) and person-to-application (P2A) business messaging to users, including chatbot experiences and advanced business messaging services.

“Interconnecting with these partners required a significant amount of expertise and effort by all parties. Our engineering and operations teams worked very closely with their peers at Vodafone, Telefónica and Deutsche Telekom. It was a team effort, with all parties at the table willing to participate and it shows in the results,” said Guillaume Le Mener, SVP Business Mobility, Mavenir. “This milestone paves the way for accelerated and simplified future MNO onboarding and participation.”

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Altiostar and Mavenir team on OpenRAN

Altiostar and Mavenir are teaming up to deliver a portfolio of radios based on OpenRAN principles for the U.S. 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 Tier-1 and Regional/Rural operators in the U.S. The radios support the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act that was signed into law on March 12, 2020.

“Altiostar has been at the forefront of the OpenRAN movement that is now being embraced by mobile operators around the world,” said Ashraf Dahod, CEO of Altiostar Networks. “Our collaboration with Mavenir on OpenRAN radios will ensure operators in the US have a truly open end-to-end infrastructure that will be cost effective and allows 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 of 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.”

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Mavenir signs OpenRAN distribution partners

Mavenir signed two distribution partners for delivering OpenRAN solutions:

  • General Datatech (GDT), a leading global provider of enterprise networking infrastructure and data center solutions
  • Goodman Networks, a leader in unique offerings of Field Services, Supply Chain, Distribution, Integration Services, and network services

Mavenir has been a pioneer of OpenRAN, including founding member of OpenRAN Policy Coalition and elected board member, as well as part of the industry association, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and was one of the first members of the O-RAN Alliance.

Founding 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 Corporation, NewEdge Signal Solutions, NTT, Oracle, Parallel Wireless, Qualcomm, Rakuten Mobile, Samsung Electronics America, Telefónica, US Ignite, Verizon, VMWare, Vodafone, World Wide Technology, and XCOM-Labs.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Mavenir expands its contact center as-a-service

Mavenir enhanced its cloud-hosted, contact center as-a-service (CCaaS) solution by adding:

  • Flexible call routing — routing of voice calls to any mobile or fixed phone line (approved/enabled by the business administrator) combined with a low-bandwidth web-based console for omnichannel interactions.
  • Computerless representatives/experts — by calling special campaign numbers to activate or deactivate call routing to their personal phone
  • Offline campaign mode — supervisors can configure agents’ personal phones in the campaign and, if workers can’t use their office phones, activate offline mode to have all calls automatically routed to their personal devices.

Representatives can choose the phone number where they will receive the calls (mobile phones or landlines) either from the web console login screen or by dialing a special login number. When remote, customer service representatives/experts will get a screen pop on the low bandwidth web console, upon receiving a call on the device, leveraging CRM integrations (such as Salesforce and Zendesk).

The new features are combined with existing features, such as Mobile Business Contact’s advanced reporting capabilities, support for existing IP phones, and a WebRTC client built into the omnichannel console, which can be used by employees that have higher bandwidth internet connectivity to get a full contact center experience anywhere.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

DISH to deploy Mavenir for Cloud-native Open RAN

Mavenir confirmed that it has been awarded a multi-year agreement by DISH Network to supply its cloud-native OpenRAN software. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“The open and intelligent architecture of our greenfield network will give us the ability to source a diverse technology ecosystem, including U.S.-based solution providers,” said Marc Rouanne, DISH’s Chief Network Officer. “Mavenir will help us lay the foundation for an innovative software-defined network with the flexibility, intelligence and scalability to deliver applications that will redefine the U.S. wireless industry.”

“We are honored to be partnering with DISH Network and being recognized for our innovation and leadership in developing and delivering innovative solutions,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “Working with DISH, we will be supporting the deployment of the world’s largest cloud-native OpenRAN 5G network.”

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Telefónica ‘O2’ UK picks Mavenir Virtualized IMS

Telefónica UK is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

Mavenir said the rollout will support mobile services for more than 8 million customer connections. The NFV environment will include automation, life cycle Management and Orchestration capabilities from the Telefónica UNICA platform. The Mavenir advanced vIMS solution will enable automation from day one and will support existing voice digital services as well as the launch of new services.

“Telefónica’s UNICA NFV initiative will leverage the benefits of cloud-native software applications and enhanced automation paving the way to future Next Generation architecture,” said Jorge Ribeiro, Head of Core and IT Infrastructure at Telefónica UK. “It is an important step for our Core transformation, and we are looking forward to going through this journey with Mavenir, a partner chosen for their advanced technology and innovation in NFV.”

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

NEC and Mavenir to deliver 5G Open vRAN

NEC and Mavenir will jointly develop a 5G Open virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution for the Japanese enterprise market. This will open up Local/Private 5G Network opportunities for enterprises, regional authorities and other organizations.

Under this collaboration, NEC and Mavenir will jointly work on 5G Open vRAN and Local 5G business developments. The collaboration will bring together NEC’s expertise in IT, network and system integration and Mavenir’s field-proven cloud-native network technology.

Mavenir said its Open vRAN solution is differentiated by enabling multisource Remote Radio Units (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized, containerized, Cloud Base Band software over ethernet Fronthaul (FH), using the O-RAN open interface, overcoming the traditional constraints of the proprietary walled garden specifications used by the other traditional equipment vendors.

NEC actively promotes an open, virtualized infrastructure model in support of the 5G era, utilizing IT, orchestration and network expertise. Moreover, the NEC ecosystem contributes to vRAN via interoperability testing between multiple vendors’ equipment that is compliant with O-RAN fronthaul specifications.

“We are excited to collaborate with NEC, as we move together toward open, virtualized networks,” said Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir’s President and CEO. “Mavenir’s vRAN and NEC’s radio naturally come together to quickly and easily bring new and innovative solutions to the Japanese Enterprise Market.”

“The combination of advanced assets and expertise from Mavenir and NEC will enable us to offer end-to-end one-stop 5G Open vRAN and Local/Private 5G solutions, including an advanced 5G network solution for the ecosystem, and vertical solutions that meet the needs of a great variety of Enterprise customers,” said Nozomu Watanabe, senior vice president at NEC.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mavenir deploys cloud-native IMS for T-Mobile CZ and Slovak Telecom

Mavenir has deployed its cloud-native, converged IMS solution for both T-Mobile Czech Republic (TMCZ) and Slovak Telekom (ST).

T-Mobile CZ, which is an existing Mavenir customer, has moved its multi-million VoLTE subscribers (prepaid, postpaid, VoWiFi, fixed) to an NFV-based, software infrastructure solution, while continuing to support the same features and functions.

Slovak Telekom has moved to the same solution but is replacing a legacy vendor proprietary hardware 1st generation IMS implementation to an open NFV-based solution. Slovak Telekom started recently to migrate its current VoLTE subscribers from legacy IMS, add new VoLTE subscribers and migrate its fixed subscribers.

Mavenir said both operating companies intend to leverage shared data centers in 2 locations across two countries, and the common implementation to improve operational effectiveness and reduce complexity in the networks.

“We continue with the transformation of our leading networks for our Czech and Slovak customer base, where the convergent Mavenir IMS Voice solution perfectly fits our demand and serves our future technology and cost reduction strategy,” said Branimir Maric, CTIO at T-Mobile CZ and Slovak Telekom. “We selected Mavenir for their ability to solve and overcome IMS deployment challenges quickly, as well as their proven NFV and system integration expertise.”

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mavenir intros virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN

Mavenir introduced its fully virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN solution.

Mavenir’s OpenRAN enables multisource Remote Radio Units (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized Cloud Base Band software over ethernet Fronthaul (FH), using the O-RAN open interface overcoming the traditional constraints of the proprietary walled garden specifications used by the other traditional equipment vendors.

Key capabilities include:

  • Support for O-RAN 7.2 Radio Architecture with Open Interfaces
  • Support for 3GPP Split 2 Architecture with Open Interfaces
  • Scalability and independence from proprietary hardware, faster time to market of new features
  • Ability to centralize the baseband Distributed Unit (DU) and Central Unit (CU) resources
  • Enable dynamic scaling of capacity growth, operational & maintenance cost savings and simplicity

“We are continuing our tradition of leading the virtualization of key network applications. With the experience of being the first to successfully launch virtualized VoLTE, VoWiFi, IMS core, RCS, SBC, EPC, as well as virtualized Security Gateway, Home NodeB Gateway, etc over the last 10 years, we are now ready to bring vRAN technology to market,” said Pardeep Kohli, President, and CEO of Mavenir.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Mavenir cites strong interest in OpenRAN

OpenRAN has strong industry momentum, according to a recent Mobile Operator survey on OpenRAN conducted by mobile industry analyst and consultant firm Senza Fili on behalf of Mavenir.

Key results of the survey:

  • 100% of operators are considering using OpenRAN in key scenarios
  • 43% of respondents are open to replace current vendors
  • Cost savings were mentioned by 25% of respondents as a reason to consider multiple vendors
  • 84% of operators will consider deploying RRUs and BBUs from different vendors in OpenRAN deployments
  • Lower cost radios seen as a key component to OpenRAN interface adoption

Monica Paolini, Founder and President of Senza Fili, said, “There was overwhelming response to the operator survey. The trend shows great interest in moving to OpenRAN sooner rather than later.”

“Mavenir has been a pioneer of OpenRAN and open interfaces,” said John Baker, SVP Mavenir. “We’ve been participating in and driving OpenRAN business transformation so the results from this survey are very encouraging. For the first time in many years, opportunities for new suppliers in what has been a closed ecosystem, are now opening and operators are actively making this change happen.”

https://mavenir.com/buzz/press-releases/mavenir-survey-reveals-100-mobile-operators-plan-implement-openran

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mavenir demos O-RAN at new R&D center in Stockholm

Mavenir demonstrated the transmission of data traffic over O-RAN interface in a 5G New Radio during the official opening of the Center of Innovation in Stockholm. The successful transmission of data at the physical layer demonstrated the implementation in a 5G New Radio of the O-RAN split 7.2 open interface between a Distributed Unit (O-DU) and a simulated Remote Radio Unit (RRU) (O-RU). The DU was implemented on an x86-based architecture standard COTS server and displayed maximum speed for the chosen transmission of 777 Mbps.

The new facility focuses on Mavenir’s open virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) development, both S/W and H/W, as well as innovation on next-generation platforms for 5G and IoT for Service Providers, Industry and Enterprises.

“The relevance of this demonstration is that the O-RAN interface is a straightforward and robust interface to implement in 5G with standard commercial off-the-shelf equipment,” said Mikael Rylander, SVP/GM RAN Business Unit. “This means we will be able to stimulate a full ecosystem of Radio Unit suppliers, which will inject new blood into the market and support the vision of OpenRAN in transforming the mobile network economics.”