More from MWC Barcelona: Day 2

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

  • DeepSig, experts in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for wireless communications and Viettel High Technology Industries Corporation (VHT), the pioneer of development, manufacturing and commercialization of telco solutions, announced the industry’s first live AI/ML-based neural receiver in a 5G Open virtualized radio access network (vRAN), in Hanoi. For the first time, AI/ML applied physical layer signal processing is deployed on 5G ORAN equipment manufactured by VHT in Viettel’s network.

  • NTT DOCOMO has selected AWS to commercially deploy its nationwide 5G Open Radio Access Network in Japan.  DOCOMO will use AWS to deploy Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service Anywhere (Amazon EKS Anywhere), a container management software, at its 5G Open RAN to simplify network operation with automated cluster management tools, enabling the operator to easily run and optimize its 5G Open RAN.

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and TELUS announced that they will build Canada’s first commercial virtualized and open radio access network – an intelligent, next-generation technology that offers enhanced performance, flexibility, energy efficiency and automation. The companies are expanding their collaboration from greenfield (new builds) to brownfield (existing infrastructure) deployments. This collaboration will be one of the first truly virtualized Open RAN deployments within a complex, brownfield network environment.

  • Vodafone has teamed up with Cohere Technologies to test new software that could efficiently and cost-effectively increase the capacity of 5G networks for customers by up to 50%. Vodafone was able to demonstrate a major boost in bandwidth using Cohere’s Universal Spectrum Multiplier (USM) software at its multi-vendor, open radio access (Open RAN) network in Ciudad Real, near Madrid, Spain. Engineers from both companies registered improvements in performance using unmodified devices working on existing network antennas and hardware.

  • Wind River and Aptiv are sharing their 2030 vision this week – including for example, where connecting the vehicle to the cellular infrastructure enables urban navigation with a safer and more convenient hands-free driving experience. Visit the Wind River booth to learn more, Hall 2, 2F25.