Mavenir launches 4G Open RAN-based outdoor small cell

25 November 2021 | Saf Malik

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Mavenir's 4G Open RAN small cell for outdoor deployments is now commercially available.

The network software provider says its latest solution expands the MAVair radio and access portfolio of small cells to meet communication service providers (CSPs) growing need for enhanced network capacity and coverage.

The solution is a customer-driven product that addresses the need for outdoor small cells supporting both distributed and centralised Open RAN architectures and has already been tested and deployed in commercial operation with a Tier 1 European CSP.

“By leveraging our modular hardware architecture and cloud-native scalable software, Mavenir is capable of delivering new products in an agile fashion which integrate and work seamlessly with other network components deployed by CSPs,” said Mavenir’s Aniruddho Basu, SVP and GM of emerging business.

This 4G outdoor small cell is the precursor for a completely new line of 4G and 5G Open RAN-based small cell products with integrated DU, as well as Multi RAT radio access solutions in general,” he added.

The company added that the expanded small cells solution presents a future proof way of building networks that ensures interoperability, vendor competition and reduced marketing costs.