Mavenir has announced that it has been chosen by Deutsche Telekom for an open radio access network (O-RAN) deployment, where Mavenir will act as end-to-end system integrator for Deutsche Telekom’s O-RAN deployment in a country of its European footprint. The delivery includes Mavenir’s OpenBeam Radios and 3rd PTY ORAN radios for open Fronthaul.

Commenting on the development, Abdu Mudesir, chief technology officer, Deutsche Telekom, said, “Deutsche Telekom is actively driving network disaggregation based on multi-vendor O-RAN architecture to provide customer focused innovation in the RAN. We will continue our partnership with Mavenir to accelerate O-RAN development and create a path to deployment at scale.”

Mavenir’s open cloud-native RAN solution is based on fully containerised microservices allowing it to be deployed easily on any cloud infrastructure. Mavenir’s O-RAN compliant solution works on open interfaces, and it further disaggregates the RAN architecture into distributed unit (DU) and centralised unit (CU). These containerised network functions are running on Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) hardware and are designed to support multiple fronthaul splits simultaneously – making the O-RAN solution an ideal choice for a vendor-agnostic and future-proof radio network architecture strategy.

Meanwhile, Pardeep Kohli, president and CEO, Mavenir, said, “Mavenir’s market leading cloud-native O-RAN product presents the way forward to introduce automation and intelligence to radio networks, in order to deliver on the use cases and manage complexity and data demands of future network elasticity, flexibility and best-in-class automation and quality. The Mavenir OpenBeam radio portfolio radio portfolio fully compliments Deutsche Telekom’s spectrum and RAN requirements, and we look forward to playing an active role in introducing radio network automation and driving openness in the RAN.”