Mavenir and General Datatech (GDT), a global provider of enterprise networking infrastructure and data center solutions, are engaged in a partnership to deliver OpenRAN solutions in the United States.
As data demands rise, radio access networks (RAN) must evolve with it. Existing telecommunications network infrastructure will require significant upgrades to keep up.
Unlike traditional RAN, OpenRAN decouples hardware and software and focuses on developing vendor-neutral hardware and software-defined technology based on open interfaces and community-developed standards, giving operators more flexibility as they deploy and upgrade their network.
As the industry continues to move towards open and interoperable RAN standards that define open interfaces between the network elements which include radios, hardware and software, so that network elements can be deployed using multiple vendor components.
Driven by the growing momentum for OpenRAN solutions, mobile operators are demanding vendors provide an end-to-end OpenRAN service ecosystem to design, build, optimize and maintain these networks. In today’s announcement, Mavenir and GDT have agreed to work together to deliver turnkey OpenRAN solutions and services to meet that demand.
Mavenir’s deep experience in OpenRAN technology solutions and GDT’s worldwide footprint and expertise in architecting and deploying networks for the industry’s largest telecommunications and internet service providers together will provide end-to-end solutions and services to customers.
Joint capabilities will include:
•Comprehensive solution planning and design
•Efficient supply chain and pre-staging capability
•Turnkey pre-shipment staging services
•Well established warehousing, forward and reverse logistics
•Nationwide solution deployment, integration and testing
•Cost effective drive testing and RF optimization
•End-to-end migration scenario planning, testing and execution
•Expert KPI tuning, performance monitoring, field services and lifecycle support
“We are very pleased to deliver an OpenRAN end-to-end service and support experience to our customers. Our joint offer can cover the entire market and all the capabilities needed to give our customers a simplified path to OpenRAN deployment,” said Ramnik Kamo, Mavenir Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Chief Information Officer.
“GDT is excited to partner with Mavenir in designing and deploying turnkey solutions to support service providers adopting the flexibility and innovation capable from implementing an OpenRAN, open standards-based infrastructure,” said Tom Ducatelli, GDT Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
As a founding member of Open RAN Policy Coalition and elected board member, one of the first members of the O-RAN Alliance and part of the industry association The Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Mavenir has been a pioneer of OpenRAN.