TIP Unveils OpenRAN Vodafone Turkey Trials Playbook


The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has unveiled the OpenRAN Vodafone Turkey Trails Playbook.

This playbook is developed by teams from Vodafone and Parallel Wireless to capture the learnings from this trial deployment where the brownfield sites in Turkey are swapped with OpenRAN solution for 2G/3G/4G, evaluating the technical and operational KPIs in the process.

The playbook helps the OpenRAN community members, RAN solution providers, network operators, and system integrators take an informed approach to the selection of technology and the planning of OpenRAN deployment.

Attilio Zani, Executive Director, of TIP said: “We are thrilled to launch this Playbook after three years of testing, evaluating and deploying OpenRAN solutions technology in Turkey. This Playbook is the next step in TIP’s mission develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high-quality connectivity that the world needs.”

Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and Analyst, Dell’Oro Group said, “The Open RAN momentum is improving with investments on track to surpass $5 B over the next five years. At the same time, the shift from proprietary RAN towards Open RAN will not always be smooth, and it will take some time for operators to be comfortable with upside and downside risks inherent with this transition. This strategic Playbook will help operators navigate some of these challenges, improve the confidence level for operators with different risk/reward profiles, and add credibility to the overall Open RAN movement.”

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Steve Papa, CEO, Parallel Wireless, said, “We are proud to help Vodafone on their mission to enable innovation, promote vendor diversity, reduce deployment TCO and most important, connect more people, with Open RAN.”

The key topics taken up in the playbook include:

Trial setup overview
Network planning and design with a non-incumbent partner
Technical Performance Benchmarking (legacy vs OpenRAN)
Lessons learned
Approach to scale deployments with OpenRAN

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Half of the world’s population is still not connected to the internet, and for those who are, connectivity is often insufficient.

This limits access to the multitude of consumer and commercial benefits provided by the internet, thereby impacting GDP growth globally. However, a lack of flexibility in the current solutions – exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers – makes it challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks.

Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies – from service providers and technology partners, to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders.

TIP is working together with various stakeholders to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come.