Bonn facility will help mobile operators create Open RAN purity
Network software writer Mavenir has created an Open RAN Centre of Excellence in Germany. The Bonn facility is linked by satellite teams in Düsseldorf and Munich and will support European Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) engineering, planning, design, system integration and installation.
Mavenir said Germany is a strong advocate for the Open RAN movement and its technology is playing a key role in the country’s Mobile Network Transformation strategy. The technology is backed by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), which announced €300 million ($344 million) in funding to develop and test Open RAN technology in the country. All German MNOs have committed to adopting Open RAN.
“Mavenir’s Centre of Excellence in Germany is developing advanced Open RAN end-to-end skills and supporting our German customers with localised support to accelerate Open RAN deployments,” said Vishant Vora, President of Global Operations and Managed Services at Mavenir. Earlier this year, Mavenir launched the OpenBeam portfolio of O-RAN compliant radio products, which provide MNOs with Open RAN software to run on micro, macro, millimeter wave (mmWave), and massive MIMO (mMIMO) systems.