AirHop and Mavenir announce Collaboration on Real-Time SON-enabled Cloud RAN Solution
Provides flexible deployment of high performance network systems
SAN DIEGO, CA – February 22, 2018 –AirHop Communications, a market leader of fully virtualized real-time Self-Organizing Network (SON) software, and Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with end-to-end Cloud RAN LTE networks, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and supply of an integrated SON solution combining the state-of-the art cloud systems.
With the advent of network densification and 5G, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) need practical solutions for deploying more convenient network locations for baseband processing to meet these challenging and diverse requirements. Mavenir’s flexible Radio Access Network (RAN) is the cornerstone of next generation mobile network infrastructure. Mavenir’s evolved RAN architecture is designed with cloud native virtualization techniques enabling the RAN to flex and adapt based on usage and coverage.
MNOs also need practical solutions to automate network deployment and optimize network performance across diverse HetNet environments. AirHop’s flagship eSON is a flexible virtualized system that is always responsive, resilient, and elastic to the network deployment. eSON dynamically characterizes the radio environment and provides multi-cell coordinated network optimization in real time along with traditional non-real-time parameter optimization for unmatched spectral efficiency gains in dense deployments and improved quality-of-experience (QoE) for data speed, mobility and network access.
“We are very pleased to establish this collaboration with AirHop,” commented Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “AirHop’s commercially proven real-time virtualized SON software is a great complement to Mavenir’s Cloud RAN, delivering increased business agility with network elasticity, flexibility, and dynamic RAN optimization.”
“The collaboration provides the industries first end-to-end Cloud-RAN system with a flexible, massively scalable real-time SON solution,” stated Yan Hui, CEO of AirHop. “Leveraging Mavenir’s comprehensive portfolio of fully virtualized VNFs, the collaboration meets MNO needs for both centralizing the radio access through virtualization to reduce CAPEX/OPEX, and for satisfying the performance and QoE requirements for pre-5G & 5G use cases by extending the optimized RAN to the edge of the network.”
About AirHop Communications
AirHop is a leader in Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions for dynamic network resource optimization and QoS/QoE management of heterogeneous wireless networks. AirHop is the first company to combine real-time SON features with traditional SON functionality. AirHop’s eSON™ system backed by a comprehensive portfolio of patents delivers a flexible virtualized deployment architecture, scalable software platform and algorithms, comprehensive APIs for multi-vendor support, and readiness to extend support into new technologies such as cloud-RAN and NFV. AirHop is privately held and based in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.airhopcomm.com.
Mavenir is purpose-built to redefine mobile network economics for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). Our innovative solutions pave the way to 5G with 100% software-based, end- to-end, Cloud Native network solutions. Leveraging industry-leading firsts in VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi-ID, vEPC and Cloud RAN, Mavenir accelerates network transformation for more than 250+ CSP customers in over 130 countries, serving over 50% of the world’s subscribers.
We embrace disruptive, innovative technology architectures and business models that drive service agility, flexibility, and velocity. With solutions that propel NFV evolution to achieve web- scale economics, Mavenir offers solutions to CSPs for revenue generation, cost reduction and revenue protection. Mavenir.com
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