Posts tagged with: virtualization

Revamped security council outlines 5G, open RAN, Wi-Fi priorities

The latest version of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) held its first meeting to outline the federal advisory committee’s priorities. They focus on 5G network security, along with technologies like open RAN and virtualization. FCC Acting Chairwoman...

Rakuten CTO: We’re done with secrets

With a newly created entity Symphony what’s next for Rakuten and open RAN? According to CTO Tareq Amin, having already quelled much of the earlier uncertainty and doubts around the technology, the next phase of growth is around simple things....

AT&T: Cloud deal with Microsoft validates virtualization

A lot of people did a double take when hearing for the first time last week that AT&T is shifting its mobile network traffic over to be managed by Microsoft Azure. It will start with AT&T’s 5G core. In turn,...

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...

AT&T, Dish hail open RAN, T-Mobile not so much

One round of comments is in, and it’s mostly as one might expect: Open Radio Access Network (open RAN) is a good direction for the wireless industry, but the federal government should not mandate any particular technology on the road...

Massive MIMO key for C-band, as Samsung debuts radio portfolio

Dell’Oro analyst Stefan Pongratz tipped massive MIMO to play a key role in mid-band deployments, as Samsung unveiled a radio portfolio designed to support U.S. rollouts of C-Band (3.7-3.98 GHz) spectrum. Samsung’s lineup includes a Massive MIMO radio unit, which...

Ericsson launches new Open Lab for 5G vRAN

Ericsson has launched a new lab in Canada to interact and collaborate virtually with customers and other partners on 5G RAN technologies, with an initial focus on the Swedish vendor’s Cloud RAN portfolio. Located in Ottawa, Ericsson’s Open Lab site...

Verizon deploys Samsung vRAN in 5G expansion

When Verizon expanded its 5G nationwide service last month, it notably became the first carrier to deploy Samsung’s 5G virtualized RAN, the vendor announced Thursday.    Samsung’s 5G vRAN kit debuted in July, adding a virtualized distributed unit (vDU) to...

AT&T moves forward on open RAN while T-Mobile takes cautious approach: Special Report

Open Radio Access Network (RAN) has been in the spotlight for much of this year, but a lot of other things are happening with the RAN. Fierce kicks off its fall 5G Blitz week with a session on Monday, November...

Dish looking ahead with Qualcomm collaboration

After announcing a collaboration with Qualcomm to test solutions containing its new open 5G radio access network (RAN) platforms, Dish Network is looking ahead at future equipment deployments for its planned 5G network, according to the service provider’s network chief...
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