NGMN & Wireless Broadband Alliance join forces to address RAN convergence opportunities

Call for combined 5G and Wi-Fi network resources to address opportunities and use cases London, Frankfurt, 22 January 2019 – NGMN and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have published the first results of their collaboration to drive the convergence of multi-technology RANs and core networks. The joint report identifies a number of emerging opportunities and use cases that the industry can benefit from through the convergence of 3GPP’s 5G and Wi-Fi, driven by the ever-enhancing capabilities of licenced and unlicensed technologies. It also highlights the key challenges, which must first be…

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SCF Calls for Industry to Adopt Open RAN Interfaces to Prevent 5G Fragmentation

Cellular industry must avoid pitfalls of proprietary solutions as it seeks to define the open RAN London, UK & Santa Clara, CA – 5th December 2018 Small Cell Forum (SCF) has today called for the cellular industry to adopt open air interface and networking standards to avoid fragmentation and ensure interoperability of equipment from different vendors. In particular, the Technology & 5G Working Group of SCF (led by Chair Prabhakar Chitrapu of AT&T – USA, with Co-Chairs Neeraj Gupta of NEC-UK & Ravi Sinha of Reliance Jio – India) is…

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Accelleran and Netsia Deliver Programable RAN Slicing On a Dynamically Redeployable Virtualized RAN Platform

Accelleran and Netsia Deliver Programable RAN Slicing On a Dynamically Redeployable Virtualized RAN Platform SUNNYVALE CA, USA March 2, 2018 – Accelleran and Netsia have presented a live demonstration of dynamically programmable RAN slicing on a fully virtualized RAN (vRAN) platform at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. ProgRAN, Netsia’s innovative RAN slicing solution, enables the virtual partitioning of both the radio access network (RAN) and the core network (CN) components of the cellular network as well as orchestration of end-to-end slicing, effectively enabling Network-As-A-Service for different use and business…

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