Mavenir in first live Open RAN with massive MIMO antennas in Europe

July 15, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Mavenir in first live Open RAN with massive MIMO antennas in Europe
At Deutsche Telekom O-RAN Town, Mavenir is providing the Open vRAN software and integrating it with the multi-vendor O-RAN radio units and O-Cloud.

Mavenir has announced the deployment of Open vRAN, integrated with massive MIMO (mMIMO) Active Antenna Units (AAU), as part of Deutsche Telekom’s initiative, “O-RAN Town”.

MAVair Open vRAN provides the cloud-native, fully containerized 4G and 5G baseband for the disaggregated Open vRAN conforming to O-RAN CAT B specifications, based on distributed units (O-DU) and central units (O-CU), to deliver a 5G Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) service in O-RAN Town. The first sites are now deployed and integrated to Telekom Germany’s live network. This is Europe’s first multi-vendor mMIMO deployment using the fully standardized open fronthaul 7-2 CAT B split between mMIMO radio units (RU) and O-DU in a live network. This is a true multi-vendor Open vRAN system and, in addition to the mMIMO RU, includes LTE and 5G n78 radios, all with O-RAN Alliance Open fronthaul interfaces.

The MAVair solution is deployed on generic commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms using the latest Intel central processing units (CPU) and Forward Error Correction (FEC) acceleration technologies. Mavenir’s Open vRAN provides open management interfaces to integrate to Deutsche Telekom’s vendor-independent Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) platform.


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