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VMware Paves a Path for Radio Access Network Modernization

VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN Extends the Benefits of Network Disaggregation and Virtualization from the Core to the RAN

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Communication service providers (CSPs) are modernizing their networks as quickly as they can to bring new 5G services to customers. First with the core—the heart of the network. And now further out to the edge. They want to bring the benefits of the cloud to the parts of the network that connect mobile phones and other wireless devices back to the core. That’s why VMware (NYSE: VMW) is today announcing VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN. It is a platform that enables CSPs to virtualize radio access network (RAN) functions and implement an open RAN architecture.

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To maximize performance and improve resource utilization, VMware tests and integrates its RAN-optimized platform with key RAN vendors. It partners with industry-leading system integrators. And it builds in its virtualization and cloud-native expertise. All to make VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN a compelling RAN solution for CSPs for both today and tomorrow.

Thierry Maupile, executive vice president of strategy and product management at Altiostar, said, “Open and virtual RAN architectures are the result of innovation around openness, programmability, and automation. This vision can only be achieved through collaboration among a growing ecosystem of partners. Altiostar and VMware have brought our solutions closer together through in-depth integration testing and validation of our Open vRAN software with the Telco Cloud Platform RAN.”

Bejoy Pankajakshan Chief Strategy Officer at Mavenir, said, “Mavenir is building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects. Working with VMware’s Telco Cloud Platform as a common infrastructure platform, Mavenir will continue to deliver Open RAN, vRAN and other 5G components to empower Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and enterprises to transform their businesses toward 5G.”

Kraig Ecker, senior vice president of global service providers at WWT, said, “As the industry moves toward 5G, RAN will become increasingly software-driven and built with a variety of vendors. This brings added complexity to consuming this transformational technology and places an added emphasis on supply chain and integration services. By combining WWT’s IT consulting and services with VMware’s Telco Cloud Platform, we are well positioned to help service providers navigate their network transformation.”

David Trigg, vice president of market development at Dell Technologies, said,“Open architectures mark the future for communications service providers as it gives them the freedom to work with the best and brightest in the industry. Combining our enterprise leadership in open infrastructure with VMware’s software and Intel’s vRAN architecture, we are providing CSPs with a strong foundation to accelerate innovation while partnering with them to fast-track their business opportunities.”

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