NEC, Altiostar Team for Open vRAN
Deployments for 4G and 5G
January 28, 2020
and Altiostar Networks are collaborating to accelerate the deployment of
4G/5G open vRAN solutions. The combined offering will help service
providers to improve quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency
and significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO).
Under this collaboration agreement, NEC, its subsidiary Netcracker
Technology and Altiostar will jointly work on 4G/5G open vRAN business
development, including joint marketing activities and development of
solutions that leverage each company’s advanced technologies and
experience. The collaboration will bring together NEC’s IT, network and
system integration expertise and Netcracker’s orchestration capability
with Altiostar’s field-proven vRAN technology.
Altiostar, a US-based company, pioneered open vRAN solutions where
service providers deploy a radio access network using best-of-breed
solutions. This is enabled using virtualization technologies that not
only permit disaggregation of hardware and software, but also give
service providers the ability to implement a platform that allows for
deployment of micro services, automation, applications and services.
NEC, a Japanese-based company, together with its wholly owned subsidiary
Netcracker, actively promotes an open, virtualized infrastructure model
in support of the 5G era, utilizing both IT, orchestration and network
expertise. Moreover, the NEC ecosystem contributes to radio access
networks via interoperability testing between multiple vendors’
equipment that is compliant with O-RAN fronthaul specifications.
“The level of innovation that we bring to the 4G/5G RAN market with our
open vRAN solution is unprecedented,” said Thierry Maupile, Executive
Vice President, Strategy and Product Management for Altiostar. “We are
excited about our collaboration with NEC to solve 4G/5G network
challenges through enhanced network intelligence and simplified network
rollouts for service providers. Together with NEC, we believe we can
help service providers reach their 4G/5G open vRAN deployment goals.”
providers are looking for proven and market-ready open vRAN solutions.
To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,”
said Mayuko Tatewaki, general manager at NEC. “Altiostar’s innovative
products enable service providers to reduce complexity, innovate more
quickly and significantly reduce deployment and operational costs. The
combination of our advanced assets will accelerate the development of
the open vRAN market, help mobile service providers transform their
networks to support innovative services and accelerate their TCO goals.”
This joint collaboration initiated between the two companies has already
been successful in key commercial deployments and will continue to
provide value added solutions for customers worldwide. Details on this
collaboration will be provided during MWC Barcelona 2020 at the NEC
booth, Hall 3, 3M30 and the Altiostar booth, Hall 2, 2C32.