Mavenir Supports Vodafone in Live OpenRAN Network for Rural Coverage in the UK
Vodafone UK has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on an OpenRAN 4G site, partnering with Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This deployment in Wales is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys. Vodafone plans to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to rural communities and introduce new suppliers in the radio network.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200827005273/en/
OpenRAN increases flexibility, agility, speed of rollout, and helps to decrease costs by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and new innovative virtualised and open solutions. OpenRAN is the foundational principle of open interfaces and product interoperability. It is based on initiatives from the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and O-RAN Alliance, and will lead to networks that are more flexible, innovative and cost effective, and enables new suppliers to support mobile networks.
In this deployment, the RAN is also virtualised (vRAN). Virtualised RAN is the software application running on COTS that delivers cost effectiveness, increased flexibility and agility to the mobile operators, whilst providing one architecture for many different deployment scenarios.
Vodafone UK Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty said: “We are delighted to work together with Mavenir on the important milestone of the UK’s first live OpenRAN site. The introduction of the technology enables us to introduce new suppliers, such as Mavenir, giving us greater flexibility when rolling out our mobile network. We’re proud to be pioneering the development of OpenRAN and will be monitoring the performance of this first site.”
“We are proud to have achieved such a milestone with Vodafone and to provide innovative radio solutions in the market that transform the mobile network economics, while deploying technology with greater flexibility, greater efficiencies, and more agility as a full end-to-end Network Software Provider,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO at Mavenir. “Mavenir is committed to bringing transformative innovation and technology to the telecommunications space and will continue to leverage our long history and experience in virtualised network solutions.”
About Vodafone UK:
Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.
Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%. Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.
Connectivity is at the heart of what we do as it gives us a huge opportunity for good. We are using our network, products, talents and technology to help society prosper and respond to significant social and environmental issues. Our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families and schools across the UK to navigate the online world safely. Meanwhile, the Vodafone Foundation’s work with researchers at Imperial College is developing personalised cancer treatment using the processing power of smartphones.
We are part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest technology communications companies, with mobile operations in 26 countries, partnerships with mobile networks in 55 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 September 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers, and 22 million TV customers – including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.
For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk
Mavenir is the industry's only end-to-end, cloud-native Network Software and Solutions/Systems Integration Provider for 4G and 5G, focused on accelerating software network transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). Mavenir offers a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. From 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN, Mavenir leads the way in evolved, cloud-native networking solutions enabling innovative and secure experiences for end users. Leveraging innovations in IMS (VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS)), Private Networks as well as vEPC, 5G Core and OpenRAN vRAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 140 countries, which serve over 50% of the world’s subscribers.
Mavenir embraces disruptive, innovative technology architectures and business models that drive service agility, flexibility, and velocity. With solutions that propel NFV evolution to achieve web-scale economics, Mavenir offers solutions to help CSPs with cost reduction, revenue generation, and revenue protection. www.mavenir.com
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Julie Dehaene-Puype and Erik Nordkamp appointed as new regional Commercial Officers for Mundipharma19.1.2021 09:00:00 CET | Press release
FOR MEDICAL BUSINESS/INDUSTRY TRADE MEDIA ONLY The Mundipharma network of independently associated companies today announced two new appointments to their Executive Committee – Julie Dehaene-Puype as Chief Commercial Officer, Europe and Erik Nordkamp as Chief Commercial Officer, LAM (Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East-Africa)– both reporting into Marc Princen, Chief Executive Officer. Speaking of the appointments, Marc Princen commented, “I am delighted to welcome Julie and Erik as highly experienced pharmaceutical leaders to complete our global organisation. They join us during a pivotal year for some of our pipeline assets as we continue to increase access to healthcare for many of the world’s most challenging diseases.” Julie Dehaene-Puype is joining Mundipharma with over 20 years’ industry experience from Takeda, Merck and Schering Plough, where she has held strategic and operational roles at country, regional and global level across the US, Europe and Canada. Julie joins Mun
OpenGate Capital Signs Agreement to Sell Bois & Matériaux to Chausson Matériaux S.A.S19.1.2021 09:00:00 CET | Press release
OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement to sell Bois & Matériaux (“B&M”), a French building products distributor, to Chausson Matériaux, a major building materials distribution company. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the final sale is subject to closing conditions and works council consultation. OpenGate Capital acquired B&M in March of 2016 from Wolseley Plc, representing the firm’s second investment within Fund I. Bois & Matériaux, with headquarters in Pacé, France, is one of the leading building materials distributors in France. The business has more than 2,100 employees and operations across the northern region of France with 135 branches and two main networks: Réseau Pro and Panofrance. OpenGate Founder and CEO Andrew Nikou said, “This agreement marks an important juncture in the evolution of B&M and sets up the business for a new phase of growth. It has been great to work with the team at B&M and CEO Yv
Temenos Enterprise Pricing Offers Banks Core-Agnostic, SaaS Solution for Rapid Launch of Personalized Products and Services19.1.2021 08:45:00 CET | Press release
Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, announces its next-generation Temenos Enterprise Pricing solution, which enables banks to design, manage and price innovative products, services and product bundles using their own and third-party products. Temenos Enterprise Pricing can be deployed on Temenos Transact or on any third-party core, helping larger banks burdened with complex, siloed legacy systems gain faster time to value as they start their modernization program. The powerful, enterprise-wide pricing engine supports hyper-personalization of products and services, and accelerates time to market for all products, increasing the bank’s profitability. Larger banks are typically operating on large legacy technology stacks often with multiple core capabilities and disparate systems or product silos. These banks are struggling to compete with fintechs and neobanks, whose agility allows them to rapidly launch differentiated products and attract new customers. Developing and tak
RIDDLE&CODE Is Partnering up With Securosys to Strengthen Its Cloud Based Token Management Platform (TMP)19.1.2021 08:08:00 CET | Press release
RIDDLE&CODE, an innovative European provider of secure infrastructure and technology, and Securosys, a leader in cybersecurity, encryption and digital identity protection, today announced a strategic partnership. The partnership includes the provision of Securosys HSMs for RIDDLE&CODE's Token Management Platform (TPM). The Token Management Platform is the next generation of RIDDLE&CODE's banking-grade digital asset management solution. Operating in a secure cloud infrastructure, it delivers scalable and flexible custodial and tokenization services to the financial, energy and metal industries in Europe. Regulatory compliance has been achieved in collaboration with the Swiss financial industry. Securosys HSMs add banking grade security features and relevant compliance processes to RIDDLE&CODE’s TMP platform. “Our Token Management Platform is now fully interoperable with Securosys HSMs, delivering an unmatched combination of versatility and security to our customers in the energy, financ
Logitech’s Q3 Sales Grow 85%, Operating Income Triples19.1.2021 03:00:00 CET | Press release
Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) today announced financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2021. Q3 sales were $1.67 billion, up 85 percent in US dollars and 80 percent in constant currency, compared to Q3 of the prior year. Q3 GAAP operating income grew 248 percent to $448 million, compared to $129 million in the same quarter a year ago. Q3 GAAP earnings per share (EPS) grew 222 percent to $2.22, compared to $0.69 in the same quarter a year ago. Q3 non-GAAP operating income grew 214 percent to $476 million, compared to $152 million in the same quarter a year ago. Q3 non-GAAP EPS grew 192 percent to $2.45, compared to $0.84 in the same quarter a year ago. Cash flow from operations was $530 million, compared to $181 million in the same period a year ago. “This quarter’s record results demonstrate the strength of our portfolio, addressing long-term growth trends in remote work and education, video collaboration, esports, and digital content creation,” said B
SSi Canada Partners with SES Networks to Deliver New Satellite Capacity into Northern Canada18.1.2021 17:40:00 CET | Press release
Vital new satellite capacity will be delivered to Canada’s north, including all 25 communities of Nunavut, following a partnership signed between SSi Canada, the developer-operator of QINIQ broadband and SSi Mobile services in Nunavut, and SES Networks, the leader in global content connectivity solutions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210118005410/en/ SSi Canada Partners with SES Networks to Deliver New Satellite Capacity into Northern Canada (Photo: Business Wire) This partnership comes at a critical time for Nunavut, with the COVID-19 crisis having led to an unprecedented need for reliable internet and mobile communications services as Nunavummiut move increasingly to study, work, and shop online and at home. With growing demand for QINIQ broadband and SSi Mobile services, all 25 communities in Nunavut - and elsewhere in Northern Canada - will benefit from SSi Canada’s multi-year agreement with SES Network
Cloud Contradiction: Despite Security Driving Cloud Adoption, Aptum Study Reveals It’s also the Main Barrier to Cloud Transformation18.1.2021 15:00:00 CET | Press release
While 91% of organizations were successful in increasing security as a result of adopting cloud services, it remains a top concern for many. This finding comes from part two of the four-part Cloud Impact Study from Aptum, the global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider. The report, titled The Security and Compliance Barricade, identifies common security, compliance and governance challenges impacting organizations undergoing cloud transformation. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210118005035/en/ Aptum Cloud Impact Study Pt 2.: The Security and Compliance Barricade (Graphic: Business Wire) The independent research reveals that more than half of survey respondents (51%) see security as the main driver behind cloud adoption. However, 38% cite security and data protection as the primary barrier to cloud transformation. Security and compliance play a critical role Part one of the Cloud Impact Study, Bridging
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom