More from Barcelona: ORPC and Member Announcements at MWC

Join us at MWC on Wednesday, March 1 at the TIP Pavilion, where ORPC Executive Director Diane Rinaldo will interview Dr. Thomas Rondeau, PhD, Principal Director for FutureG & 5G, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. They’ll be on the TIP stage from 2-2:30pm in Hall 5 Stand 5A40.

Today we’re highlighting more exciting announcements from ORPC members at MWC:

  • DeepSig will be showcasing their widely deployed AI-driven RF Awareness product, OmniSIG® in the live MWC environment. Pairing machine learning and augmented reality, attendees will be able to see real-time RF signals being collected and classified in an immersive AR experience for the first time.
  • Fujitsu announced the launch of a new 5G vRAN solution combining Fujitsu’s virtualized CU (vCU) and virtualized DU (vDU) with NVIDIA’s GPU technology. Fujitsu will start offering the new solution to customers including telecommunications carriers globally in March 2023. The new solution was developed as part of the “5G Open RAN Ecosystem” (OREC) project promoted by NTT DOCOMO, which also supported performance verification and evaluation tests of the new solution.
  • Mavenir and Deutsche Telekom announced that Mavenir has been chosen for Deutsche Telekom’s Open RAN deployment in a country of its European footprint. Mavenir will be delivering its OpenBeam massive MIMO radios as well as 3rd party O-RAN based Radio Units (O-RU) for open Fronthaul. In addition, Mavenir will also act as end-to-end system integrator for that deployment.
  • Radisys Corporation, announced its collaboration with Dense Air Networks, a global broadband solution provider, in building a first-of-its-kind 5G small cell RAN solution set that leverages licensed and shared spectrum to densify and enhance coverage and capacity in 5G standalone networks.
  • Radisys also announced its Release 17 compliant 5G NR software solution, extending its award-winning Release 16 Software with advanced features like non-terrestrial networks (NTN) and integrated access and backhaul (IAB) that expands coverage ability for 5G Networks.
  • At MWC Barcelona 2023, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. along with Schneider Electric and Capgemini, and announced their collaboration on a first-of-its-kind 5G-enabled automated hoisting solution. The companies have joined efforts on design and installation of the solution at Schneider Electric’s hoisting lab in Grenoble, France. Replacing wired connections with wireless and unifying existing wireless connections from Schneider Electric’s industrial automation system, the 5G Private Network solution demonstrates how it can simplify and optimize digital technology deployment at scale across industrial sites — from steel plants to ports.
  • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Viettel announced a key milestone in their joint effort to deliver state-of-the-art 5G infrastructure globally. Building on their previous announcement from May 2022, the companies have successfully completed the first versions of Viettel’s 5G Distributed Unit (DU) and Radio Unit (RU) based on the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Qualcomm® QRU100 5G RAN Platform, respectively.