Mavenir, Turkcell Enable OpenRAN vRAN Call with Open Front Haul

Mavenir, the industry´s end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for CSPs, and Turkcell, Turkey´s digital operator has announced the world´s first OpenRAN vRAN call fully containerized with O-RAN Split 7.2 architecture, in Turkey, the company said.

Running on Turkcell´s Telco Cloud environment, Mavenir´s OpenRAN vRAN is integrated with Turkcell Core, and is the first workload that will be going live on Turkcell´s Edge Cloud.

Mavenir´s award winning OpenRAN vRAN solution centralizes baseband processing in cloud-native virtualized and containerized baseband units (vBBU) and exploits fronthaul over ethernet between vBBU and multiple remote radio units (RRU). The Mavenir vRAN architecture and platform supports 4G as well as both 5G NR NSA and SA. The vBBU is split into Central Unit (CU) and Distributed Unit (DU) and it features O-RAN standard interfaces.

Turkcell is also transforming its LTE and 5G voice network into 100% virtual infrastructures. Mavenir was selected by Turkcell to deploy its cloud-native, NFV-based IMS solution, in Turkcell´s home country Turkey and other subsidiaries.

Mavenir´s Virtualized IMS (vIMS) solution is designed to fully support LTE use cases and evolve into a fully web-scale platform that can meet the requirements enabling Turkcell to continue to lead the evolution to its 5G networks.

Turkcell is a digital operator headquartered in Turkey, serving its customers with its unique portfolio of digital services along with voice, messaging, data and IPTV services on its mobile and fixed networks. Read more at www.turkcell.com.tr

Mavenir is the industry´s only end-to-end, cloud-native Network Software and Solutions/Systems Integration Provider for 4G and 5G, focused on accelerating software network transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).