Mavenir, an end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider, and MTI have announced the first commercial portfolio of OpenRAN RRUs with the O-RAN interface, the companies said.
The initial portfolio consists of 2x20W RRUs for B3, B20, B7 and 2x40W for B5, B28, B71 with general availability in Q2 2020. More variants and additional band support will be added over time.
This portfolio underpins the ability to start transitioning from walled garden systems based on proprietary interfaces to a wider, multi-supplier ecosystem that enables faster innovation and lower total cost of ownership, based on OpenRAN principles.
As the RRU is fully specified by 3GPP for the air interface and O-RAN for the RRU to DU interface, MNOs will have the ability to choose best-of-breed components and have the flexibility to choose from an increasing number of RRU and end-to-end vendors.
Microelectronics Technology is a high-technology company that has specialized in wireless communication product development, manufacturing, and global sales for more than 35 years. Based on core competency in RF/ Microwave, MTI has established a position in the fields of Remote Radio Heads, Microwave Radios, Satellite Transceivers and ODUs, Broadband Wireless access products, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and modules.
Mavenir is focused on accelerating software network transformation and redefining network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) by offering a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure Stack.