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NTT DATA and Mavenir to collaborate globally on 5G Open RAN-based networks

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Details are sketchy so far, but they cite wanting to extend their collaborative work for NTT DoCoMo.

NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services firm, and Mavenir Systems will collaborate globally to provide products, solutions, systems and integration services for 5G networks based on cloud native, open architecture-based systems, including Open RAN.

The companies will combine IT and telecoms services, including integration services provided by NTT DATA worldwide, with Mavenir's Open Virtualized RAN (vRAN) solutions and Converged Packet Core to support the adoption of Open vRAN by operators, and digitalisation of enterprises and telecom operators using 5G.

The two say they will prioritise and work closely together on pioneering projects to drive open architecture-based approaches to enable bigger and broader ecosystems to unlock the potential of 5G.

NTT DATA and Mavenir have deployed one of the first cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) campus networks at Ensō – The Space for Creators in Germany.

NTT DOCOMO's Open RAN Ecosystem has also selected NTT DATA as a system integrator and Mavenir as a RAN software provider and is working to realize Open vRAN in telecom operators.
 
NTT DATA's global delivery and Mavenir's solutions will be combined to meet the needs of operators around the world as they build or transition to open and virtualized 5G networks.

NTT DATA and Mavenir will also contribute to the digitization of regions such as rural areas that have little or poor digital connectivity.