Day 3 at MWC Barcelona

Last night, Mavenir hosted an Open RAN Policy Coalition networking event at MWC Barcelona. The reception, also sponsored by AMD and AT&T, welcomed attendees including ORPC members, policy experts, and leaders from across the telecoms industry. It was great to see so many friendly faces!

We’re wrapping up our MWC coverage with a few more member announcements and activities:

  • AT&T hit a big open RAN milestone with a 5G cloud RAN call; they now have commercial traffic flowing on Cloud RAN sites, the first of which are located south of Dallas, Texas. As part of the live deployment, AT&T and Ericsson have migrated one frequency band 3700MHz for their C-band traffic to cloud RAN infrastructure.

  • QCT is showcasing 5G and AI solutions that help network administrators and application developers to design, deploy, and manage mobile networks faster and easier. Swing by the Quanta Booth 5E21 to learn more. Vodafone is also showcasing the QuantaEdge EGX74I-1U server as part of its Open RAN Technology demos at MWC. Visit Booth 3E11 to learn more.

  • Rakuten Mobile, Inc., announced that it will deploy base stations using mobile network radios developed by Nokia Solutions & Networks G.K. Leveraging the expertise gained by building the world’s first fully virtualized, cloud-native mobile network compatible with Open RAN, Rakuten Mobile aims to promptly start operating base stations in the 700 MHz band.  

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Romania to deploy its fully virtualized RAN software (vRAN) and radio solutions for the Open RAN rollout across Romania. This commercial deployment will cover major urban cities in Romania to deliver high quality, stable commercial network services to Vodafone’s customers. Samsung will provide its vRAN solutions supporting multi-RAT, automation solutions and Open RAN-compliant triple-band radios as well as 5G Massive MIMO radios.