Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has acquired Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Limited to further accelerate Qualcomm Technologies as a leader in 5G radio access networks (RAN) innovation and adoption. Cellwize’s 5G network deployment, automation, and management software platform capabilities further strengthen Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G infrastructure solutions to fuel the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge, and support the growth of the cloud economy.

The addition of Cellwize’s leading cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and management platform with Qualcomm Technologies’ industry-leading 5G RAN offerings is anticipated to provide:

  • Leading RAN automation and management software solution which will accelerate the development of the connected intelligent edge through the deployment 5G private and public networks by reducing network deployment time and simplifying network management
  • Programmable solution enabling an application ecosystem (marketplace) for differentiation and customisation across several vertical industries
  • Horizontal solution enabling a simple management of multi-vendor ecosystem for open virtualised networks
  • Flexible RAN architecture solution (open radio access network (O-RAN), virtualised RAN, and traditional RAN) and multigenerational support

Commenting on the development, Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., said, “Global mobile operators and private enterprises are deploying 5G networks at an unprecedented pace across industries with the goal of connecting everyone and everything to the cloud. The addition of Cellwize’s best-in-class RAN automation technologies strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ ability to drive the development of the modern 5G network – accelerating O-RAN global adoption, cloud-based cellular infrastructure innovation and 5G private network deployments.”

Meanwhile, Ofir Zemer, former chief executive officer, Cellwize, who now is vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., said, “We are excited to join Qualcomm Technologies as we are both committed to accelerate the mission to modernise RAN and enable mobile network operators and enterprises to fully realise and monetise their digital transformation.”