Oct 20, 2020 11:09 JST

Source: NEC Corporation

Vodafone and NEC Start Trialing Open RAN Technology


LONDON, Oct 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Vodafone and NEC Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, in partnership with Altiostar, have jointly announced the first successful voice call made on an open virtual Radio Access Network (Open RAN) on Vodafone's network in the Netherlands.

Open RAN technology is the foundation of next-generation wireless infrastructure driven by innovation and open standards. Today's announcement demonstrates Vodafone's strong commitment to sustaining its technological leadership, by bringing in such technological advances.

During the course of this trial, Vodafone and NEC intend to integrate solutions of leading Open RAN technology vendors, such as Altiostar and various other radio vendors, including NEC's own 5G radio products, using commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware from third parties, enabling Vodafone to transform its network to a software-based one suiting multiple deployment scenarios.

"We are delighted to work together with NEC towards the first live Open RAN site," said Ruud Koeyvoets, Vodafone Mobile Networks' Director. "The introduction of the technology enables us to introduce new suppliers, such as Altiostar, giving us greater flexibility when rolling out our mobile network. We're proud to be pioneering the development of Open RAN and will be monitoring the performance of this pilot."

"We are proud to embark on this journey together with Vodafone that will transform mobile network economics while deploying technology with greater flexibility, greater efficiencies, and more agility," said Yogarajah Gopikrishna, General Manager at NEC Europe. "By integrating best of breed solutions, NEC, as an experienced Open RAN System Integrator, is committed to bring transformative change to the telecommunications space leveraging our long history and experience in mobile network solutions."

About Vodafone

VodafoneZiggo is a leading Dutch company that provides fixed, mobile and integrated communication and entertainment services to consumers and businesses. As of June 30, 2020 we have more than 5 million mobile, nearly 4 million TV, nearly 3.4 million fixed broadband internet and 2.4 million fixed telephony subscriptions. VodafoneZiggo is a joint venture by Liberty Global, the largest international TV and broadband internet company, and Vodafone Group, one of the world's largest telecommunication companies.

About NEC Europe Ltd.

NEC Europe Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. NEC Europe Ltd. is building upon its heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions and services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector. For additional information, please visit the NEC Europe Ltd. home page at:
http://uk.nec.com/.

Source: NEC Corporation
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