OpenRAN

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    Infosys has been one of the key drivers in delivering Axiata’s first live field trials for deploying virtual and Open RAN networks.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 2

    LTTS and Mavenir partner on OpenRAN and 5G Test Automation Solution.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 3

    Bharti Airtel, TCS announce collaboration to build 5G networks in India. TCS will help align the end-to-end 5G solution to both 3GPP and O-RAN standards.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 4

    Vodafone selects key partners to build Europe’s first commercial OpenRAN network in England. Dell Technologies, NEC, Samsung, Wind River, Capgemini Engineering and Keysight Technologies are selected.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies have reportedly acquired a 13.8% stake each in US-based IaaS provider AustinGiS. AustinGiS is reportedly associated closely with O-RAN Alliance for 5G networks.

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    IBM and Airspan Networks Plan to Work to Accelerate 5G-enabled Open RAN Adoption in Europe via IBM and Airspan’s planned testbed in Germany and France,

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 3

    HCL Technologies Launches 5G O-RAN Lab to Support Telecom Providers During 5G Transition

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 4

    Capgemini announced a breakthrough solution giving mobile operators a significant advantage to monetize 5G services faster. AI-based RAN application boosts spectral efficiency by 15%. The solution conforms to O-RAN guidelines and intelligently boosts subscriber quality of experience (QoE) with real-time predictive analytics.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 5

    Wipro announced a partnership with Exaware, a leading provider of Open Network routing solutions. The partnership will jointly develop advanced engineering solutions that foster innovation in the networking industry, streamline 5G technology upgrades, and open the door to future 6G compatibility.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 6

    Altran announced plans for its pre-integrated and validated 5G NR (new radio) software offering on the Qualcomm® 5G RAN platform for small cells (FSM100xx). The software solution addresses both Sub6 and mmWave deployment use cases for telecom operators, private networks, and both integrated enterprise and open radio access network (O-RAN)-compliant enterprise small cells.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 7

    NEC establishes its Global Open RAN Center of Excellence in the U.K. to accelerate global adoption of 5G Open RAN.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    Ericsson makes its Open RAN debut with intelligent automation platform

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    NEC and Taiwanese company Microelectronics Technology (MTI), a network RF solutions provider, announced a collaboration focused on boosting the Open RAN (O-RAN) ecosystem.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 3

    NEC announced the joint development of RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) with NTT DOCOMO in support of Open RAN. The two companies are aiming to reduce RAN operational costs, improve performance, and reduce power consumption through the use of RIC.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 4

    Rakuten Mobile and NEC Partner to Promote Open RAN in Global Telecom Markets

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 5

    TIM has opened an OTIC – or Open Test and Integration Centre – Lab, which it will use to test new solutions and, it claims, accelerate the deployment of OpenRAN technology in Europe.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 6

    Vodafone plans to launch a new R&D centre in the UK that will focus on OpenRAN.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 7

    NEC announced the joint development of RAN Intelligent Controllers (RIC) with NTT DOCOMO in support of Open RAN. The two companies are aiming to reduce RAN operational costs, improve performance, and reduce power consumption through the use of RIC.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 8

    Telcos are developing their own 5G stack based on OpenRAN and plan to work with ecosystem partners and local contract manufacturers. After Jio it is now airtel strategic direction too.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    DOCOMO and NEC successfully test 5G Standalone with base station conforming to O-RAN specifications in a multi-vendor configuration

    Q4, 2021

  • 2

    Rakuten acquires 5G OpenRAN specialist Altiostar at $1B+ valuation. Chronology: Partnershio, Investment and then Acquistion.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 3

    Telefónica and NEC to build Open RAN live pilots in 4 global markets as a key milestone toward mass deployment

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 4

    NEC and Mavenir collaborate with Deutsche Telekom for a live 5G Open RAN mMIMO deployment at O-RAN Town in Germany

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 5

    O2 and NEC jointly conduct Open RAN trial

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 6

    Ericsson selected as BT’s 5G partner for London and major UK cities

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 7

    NEC and Analog Devices Collaborate to provide a 5G O-RAN Massive MIMO Radio for Rakuten Mobile

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 8

    VodafoneZiggo and NEC start trialing Open RAN technology

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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