Mavenir has announced the commercial availability of its 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployments, expanding the MAVair radio and access portfolio of small cells to meet Communications Service Providers’ (CSPs) growing need for enhanced network capacity and coverage. The outdoor small cell had already been tested and deployed in commercial operation with a Tier 1 European CSP.
Mavenir’s outdoor small cell is a customer driven product, that addresses a need for outdoor small cells supporting both distributed and centralized Open RAN architectures. The outdoor small cell is built on Mavenir’s modular hardware architecture and highly scalable, cloud-native software platforms, the underlying principles which enabled an expedited time-to-market with full architectural and deployment flexibility. Mavenir’s expanded small cells, present a future proof way of building networks that ensures interoperability, vendor competition, element security and reduced operating costs across the RAN. Mavenir’s MAVair Open RAN small cells are market-proven, carrier grade products, that are easy to deploy, fully automated, software upgradable, highly scalable and adaptable.
The outdoor small cell supports both Split 2 and S1 interfaces and can be configured remotely for full deployment flexibility and upgradability, especially effective in areas where coverage and capacity from the CSPs macro is not available, is not economically viable, or faces zoning issues, etc. Ideal deployments include rural and remote locations, sites which are constrained by size, power, backhaul, and planning restrictions. The outdoor small cell is plug and play, with zero-touch provisioning and installation, powered with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and offers interfaces with the same Open RAN CU as the macro network, and with common management with macro.