Posts tagged with: NEC

Rakuten Mobile shows high-speed processing in 5G core trial with NEC, Intel

Rakuten Mobile achieved high-speed processing for containerized user plane function (UPF) in a standalone 5G core lab trial, with partners NEC and Intel. In a disaggregated 5G network architecture, the control plane and user plane can be decoupled, enabling independent...

NEC opens facilities in three regions for 5G transport services

NEC is opening facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America to support next-generation transport services, including multi-vendor, for mobile operators. The Centers of Excellence (CoE) focus on 5G xHaul, with partners from the open ecosystem contributing....

Mavenir turns up campus network to showcase open vRAN, CBRS suite

Mavenir has a new campus network in Dallas where it’s demonstrating open virtualized radio access network (Open vRAN) capabilities with a CBRS-enabled suite and interoperability with third-party vendors. Texas-based Mavenir has more than five vendor partners in the lab already,...

NEC eyes 5G gains with Red Hat deal

NEC Corporation became the latest network vendor to tap IBM’s Red Hat for a 5G boost, teaming with the software company to bring its suite of next-generation core capabilities to the OpenShift platform. Ian Hood, chief technologist for Red Hat’s...

Telefonica’s O2 trials open RAN with NEC using Altiostar software

Telefónica’s O2 completed an open RAN trial on the mobile operator’s core network in the U.K., with NEC acting as system integrator to design a customized architecture that used Altiostar vRAN software. The trial took place at NEC’s newly created...

Rakuten Mobile speeds up its network deployment by 5 years

Time is not on Rakuten Mobile’s side as it needs to garner more subscribers and move toward profitability as the new mobile operator in Japan. The company, which reported its third-quarter 2020 earnings yesterday, currently has received about 1.6 million...

Rakuten Mobile launches 5G service, but only in a few areas

Rakuten Mobile today launched its 5G service in parts of six prefectures in Japan, and in conjunction it announced a new Rakuten 5G smartphone. The 5G launch was originally planned for June, but the company delayed it due to Covid-19....