COMSovereign said the NIST Shared Spectrum Metrology Group ordered $199,400 worth of 5G open RAN equipment from the company. #pressrelease
Startup EdgeQ said it is now sampling an all-in-one 4G and 5G small cell PCIe acceleration card that adheres to open RAN specifications. #pressrelease
More than 120 cities across the country are now connected to the DISH 5G network. #pressrelease
The deployment was achieved with 4G-3CC Carrier Aggregation and 5G-NSA capable O-RAN Mobile Infrastructure. #pressrelease
Open interface and software-based RAN technology will encourage Zain to capitalize on cloud infrastructure offerings. #pressrelease
A5G Networks said it scored an investment by Bharat Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund in India, though it did not disclose the amount. #pressrelease
The NTIA selected equipment from vendors including Mavenir, Fujitsu, Radisys for its 5G Challenge program, which is intended to foster open RAN equipment for the US military. #pressrelease
Short-term open RAN and vRAN forecast revised upward. #pressrelease
Viettel in Vietnam said it will work with Qualcomm on a 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities running open RAN specifications. #pressrelease
Ceragon Networks will supply wireless microwave and millimeter wave backhaul transport products to Dish Network for 5G. #pressrelease
Rakuten's Central Unit (CU) and Distributed Unit (DU) will be tested by CableLabs under the 5G Challenge program from the NTIA and Defense Department.
Samsung Electronics announced that it is now an official member of the Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) within the O-RAN Alliance. #pressrelease
HPE said it will now start selling radio access network (RAN) management and orchestration software to mobile network operators that adheres to open RAN specifications. #pressrelease
The US Department of Defense wants to develop an open 5G ecosystem and so the NTIA is offering a $3 million prize for such equipment.
Blueyard Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and SamsungNext participated in a $9.5 million Series A round of funding in startup FreedomFi.
Ajit Pai, the head of the FCC under former President Trump, joined the board of directors of Rakuten Symphony.
CableLabs said it will be the host lab for the NTIA's '5G Challenge' that will in part test open RAN equipment for the US Department of Defense.
Docomo said its Shared Open Lab in Yokosuka is open to other operators for virtualized radio access networks (vRAN) verifications, part of Docomo's investments into open RAN technologies.
Anuta Networks said it inked an agreement with an unnamed North American mobile network operator for standalone (SA) 5G covering 50,000 cell sites running open RAN.
Rakuten Symphony and Qualcomm said they will work together to develop Massive MIMO products using open RAN specifications in configurations of up to 64T64R.
New platform combines silicon and software for radio unit designers.
Dish Network said it will use the ServiceNow Platform in its forthcoming 5G network.
Mavenir said it is now selling micro, macro, millimeter wave (mmWave) and massive MIMO open RAN radios under its OpenBeam brand.
Wind River Studio has been launched in KDDI's commercial network.
KDDI in Japan said it worked with Samsung and Fujitsu to deploy a commercial 5G standalone open RAN cell site.
Qualcomm's silicon will power Hewlett Packard Enterprise's 5G distributed units running open RAN specifications, the companies announced.
The O-RAN Alliance said it expects to show off open RAN technology demonstrations from the likes of Ericsson, Qualcomm, Rakuten and others.
Deal was originally announced in October 2020.
Deal is expected to close on or about February 14, 2022.
Open RAN vendor Parallel Wireless said it will show off a number of new technologies at the upcoming MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
Dish Network said it will use the Verica Continuous Verification Platform (CVP) for Kubernetes and Kafka.
The O-RAN Alliance said it plans to hold a meeting in conjunction with the upcoming MWC Barcelona trade show next month.
Gogo said it has deployed seven sites of 5G open RAN equipment with vendor Airspan.
Baicells Technologies said its basestations would be able to connect to the FreedomFi Gateway under a new partnership between the two companies.
Longtime Dish Network executive John Swieringa is now in charge of the company's entire wireless business, including its 5G network and its retail operation.
Dish Network said it will conduct a pilot program with FreedomFi focusing on CBRS spectrum.
The Texas city of Amarillo disclosed plans to cover 50 square miles with Airspan's Mimosa fixed wireless services by this summer.
Dish Network said it will use Equinix's interconnection infrastructure for its forthcoming 5G network.
Ericsson said its new Intelligent Automation Platform includes support for a non-real-time RAN intelligent controller (Non-RT-RIC) for open RAN.
Research institute on wireless 5G and 6G networks touts demo combining AI, O-RAN and cloud-native virtualized wireless networks at MWC LA.
Demo provided by Salt Lake City testbed researchers is part of the National Science Foundation-funded Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.
Dell Technologies released its Bare Metal Orchestrator and Respond and Restore for Telecom offerings, and announced partnerships with Mavenir and Wind River.
STL said its new lineup of Accellus products - ranging from radios to RICs - are designed for 5G networks using open RAN specifications.
Dish Network said it will use 10x People, LLC to manage its telephone number inventory.
Parallel Wireless said it will open new open RAN research and development centers in the UK and Israel.
Research and consulting firm Dell'Oro Group said it increased its high-end estimate for cumulative open RAN revenues from $10 billion to $15 billion between 2020 and 2025.
Ligado Networks said it would work with Mavenir to develop basestations for a 5G mobile satellite network.
Startup EdgeQ said it is now sampling its 5G 'basestation-on-a-chip' to what it said were tier-one customers.
The O-RAN Alliance said 1&1 is its newest operator member, and that it is making progress toward improving open RAN standards.
STL announced a collaboration with Facebook Connectivity to design and develop 4G and 5G radio products as part of the Evenstar program.
Qaulcomm said its new FSM200xx supports open RAN on small cells for 5G.
Mavenir said it will work with Qualcomm on indoor and outdoor products for open RAN.
Mavenir announced an open RAN 4G/5G network in Dallas running in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum.
OpenAirX-Labs (OAX) launched for open source 5G, with funding and support from several US government agencies and private and public US companies.
COMSovereign Holding Corp. said it inked a funding agreement worth $10 million with an investment entity managed by The Lind Partners.
Parallel Wireless said its technology is now supporting open RAN deployments in urban areas in addition to rural areas.
Vodafone and Qualcomm said they would work together to develop open RAN reference designs for 5G equipment in order to encourage more suppliers to build such gear.
VMware said its new Telco Cloud Platform RAN allows network operators to virtualize radio access network (RAN) functions and implement an open RAN architecture.
Helium said its new partnership with FreedomFi could expand 5G coverage.
AccessParks said it plans to build hundreds of new 5G cell sites running in CBRS spectrum in national parks across the US in partnership with FreedomFi.
Rakuten Mobile said Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat will 'explore and co-develop a mobile network reference design' using its Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
Japan's Docomo will buy O-RAN-compliant 5G products from vendor Samsung.
Sidd Chenumolu, Dish Network's vice president of technology development, said the company looks forward to working with the O-RAN Alliance.
The FCC said it is looking for advice on how it might 'foster the success' of open and virtualized radio access networks.
Airspan said it will sell its offerings through the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
Silicom said its new distributed unit (DU) aligns with open RAN specifications and the Evenstar program from Facebook Connectivity.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel plans to open an inquiry on how the agency might promote open RAN technology.
Fujitsu, one of the main hardware suppliers to Dish Network for 5G, announced a new supply agreement with chipset vendor Xilinx.
Startup EdgeQ said its new chips for open RAN 5G products use the open design of RISC-V processors.
The Open Networking Foundation said it released its new SD-RAN version 1.0 platform for open RAN architecture.
COMSovereign said it will issue common stock in an attempt to raise $16 million for acquisitions, marketing and other expenses.
AirHop said it joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in order to work on open source near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (n-RT-RIC) technology.
Benetel said its Radio Unit (RU) will work with Radisys' 5G NR OpenRAN software.
Executives from Ericsson and Qualcomm will lead Mavenir's efforts to build radio units.
Marvell is now offering a range of silicon options supporting 5G transmissions on open RAN equipment.
Dish Network said it will test open and virtualized radio access network 5G products containing Qualcomm's new 5G RAN Platforms.
Mavenir said it added 2G and 3G support to its existing lineup of 4G and 5G products.
Network testing company Viavi said it conducted O-RAN equipment tests with the likes of CommScope, NEC, Baicells and others.
CommScope said it purchased the patent portfolio of Phluido that focuses on virtual radio access networks (vRAN).
The Open Networking Foundation said its SD-RAN project will fit inside of the work of the O-RAN Alliance.
Amdocs said it will integrate its SmartRAN optimization solution with Intel's FlexRAN software reference architecture as part of the companies' support for open, virtualized and distributed network architectures.
Mavenir said it used Nvidia's Mellanox ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNIC to accelerate its 5G Core User Plane Function (UPF).
Marvell is the latest company to join the Open RAN Policy Coalition.
Verizon said it conducted an end-to-end virtualized 5G data session, which it said is a step further on the open RAN path.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join speakers from Dish Network, Mavenir, Rakuten and others at the FCC's upcoming 'Forum on 5G Open Radio Access Networks' event.
Akraino Blueprints cover areas MEC, AI/ML, cloud, connected vehicle, AR/VR, Android cloud native, telco core, open RAN and more.
Intel and VMware said their teaming on virtualized Radio Access Networks (RAN) will speed the rollout of such technology for 4G and 5G operators.
Xilinx has joined the Open RAN Policy Coalition to support development and deployment of open RAN 5G tech.
Etisalat, an existing Affirmed customer, adds on a platform for digital services and infrastructure.