KDDI picks Wind River for open RAN 5G base stations

KDDI picks Wind River for open RAN 5G base stations

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Japanese operator KDDI has chosen Californian vendor Wind River for its O-RAN-compliant 5G virtualised base station plans.

KDDI has already started to use the equipment for its 5G network roll-out, said Wind River.

Chisa Nakata (pictured), president of Wind River Japan, said: “We are pleased to support KDDI in launching its O-RAN-compliant 5G virtualised base station for its commercial network. Wind River has built a domestic support structure to serve the diverse needs of the telecommunications industry.”

KDDI’s CTO, Kazuyuki Yoshimura, said the company “aims to provide customers advanced communication services with flexibility and speed that meet usage needs with open and virtualize base stations”.

He said the company “will continue to lead the development of innovative network technologies and provide customers with safe and secure communications and new value-added experiences”.

Wind River said it provides “a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems. Its cloud infrastructure capabilities include a fully cloud-native, Kubernetes- and container-based architecture.”

CTO Paul Miller said: “Much of our future will be run on a virtualised, distributed cloud with low-latency, far edge cloud architecture to support new use cases in the new intelligent machine economy.”



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