TIM Brazil Picks Ceragon for TIP 5G OpenRAN Trials

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Ceragon Networks has been selected by TIM Brazil to participate in the joint work they are carrying out together with Telecom Infra-Project (TIP) and the National Telecommunication Institute (INATEL) to test providers for 5G OpenRAN.

The open field trial will take place on the INATEL campus, in Santa Rita do Sapucaí (MG), and will incorporate software and hardware vendors, operators, university members and members of the TIP working groups. The trials will be led by TIP, who has been promoting open and disaggregated solutions for telecom networks. The trials aim to test and validate different combinations of OpenRAN components from various suppliers (“mix and match”) and their performance under conditions similar to that of a commercial network.

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This news signifies great recognition of Ceragon’s Open Network hauling solutions and technology, as well as marks a substantial step forward towards Ceragon’s involvement in Brazil’s future networks deployments. For the purpose of this trial TIM Brazil will deploy Ceragon’s new generation, all-outdoor, ultra-high capacity IP-50E millimeter wave solution – capable of delivering up to 20 Gbps capacity today.

“The results of this trial will further strengthen the TIM and Ceragon relationship,” said Silmar Palmeira, Head of Architecture & Innovation Technology at TIM Brazil. We are pleased to have partners who share a vision of the future with TIM, giving more visibility and importance to open ecosystem initiatives. We believe that the project brings development initiatives to academia, companies and manufacturers, boosting the software industry.”

“We are very excited to have Ceragon onboard, they’ve been an active member in TIP, thus I’m confident their innovative technologies and strong expertise will be solid contributions to this project and instrumental for the success of the Open Field Program.” said Giovani Prado Siqueira, Head of TIP Technology LATAM from Facebook.

Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks, commented: “Ceragon is excited to be one of the few vendors selected by TIM Brazil to participate in its upcoming OpenRAN trials with TIP and INATEL. Ceragon’s IP-50 solutions were designed to offer best-in-class, cloud-native offerings for each of TIM Brazil’s network hauling domains – and surely the trial results will reflect just that. Ceragon is committed to helping TIM Brazil deploy the best, most flexible and cost-effective 5G network that delivers its customers the highest quality of experience.”