Phluido announces general availability of PHAPI-based virtualized RAN L1 implementation

We are excited to announce general availability of the Phluido virtualized 3GPP-compliant L1 implementation.

Phluido  "4.9G" vRAN Layer-1 implementation is a software-defined, feature-rich, and highly optimized implementation of the Layer-1 of 3GPP LTE Rel-14 running on commercial-off-the-shelf hardware.

Easy to integrate thanks to the use of the open "PHAPI" interface (an extension of FAPI), and natively supporting advanced and flexible architectural splits and fronthaul protocols, the Phluido vRAN L1 has been widely tested and successfully integrated.

More information about features and commercial availability here.

New White Paper from TIP vRAN Fronthaul Group

The vRAN Fronthaul Project Group (PG) of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) published a white paper, to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2018.

Phluido, which is among the founding companies and project champions of the PG, is involved in several of the activities described in the paper, including providing the fully-virtualized, 3GPP-compliant Layer-1 implementation for multiple proof-of-concept deployments, contributing the fronthaul open interface, and as the main vendor for the "phase-0" lab testing activities.

Exciting updates from the Telecom Infra Project vRAN Fronthaul Group

The TIP vRAN Fronthaul group was founded in May 2017 with the goal of creating an ecosystem and a clear path toward commercial deployment of a vRAN architecture. Phluido is proud to be among the founding companies, and it is actively involved in the group activities.

Please find some exciting updates here:

Phluido champions the new TIP vRAN Fronthaul Group

The Telecom Infra Project announces "the formation of the vRAN Fronthaul Group.  This group will focus on virtualization of the RAN for non-ideal backhaul, in particular maximizing the performance through optimization of physical layer, compression, and other methods. The project will help the ecosystem to provide low-cost RRUs for a diversity of deployment scenarios, which can be managed and dynamically reconfigured by a centralized infrastructure over non-ideal transport (i.e. not CPRI). Key scenarios for this include high density locations in indoor environments, rural or suburban/urban broadband connectivity, and multi-operator/neutral host deployments. ".

Phluido is proud to be a project champion and main vendor for the first phases of the project and deliverables.



Phluido and Quortus demonstrate interoperability between virtualized LTE-A RAN and virtual EPC products

Phluido announces that it has successfully completed interoperability testing between its radio access network virtualized baseband and Quortus’ EdgeCentrix (ECX) 4G virtual core network product.

Phluido and Quortus plan to continue the collaboration by further exploring the benefits of their respective technologies and their smooth interoperability, paving the way to 5G and a revolutionary yet inexpensive way to deploy and manage mobile networks.

Read full press release here.

Phluido and a global MNO demonstrate Coordinated Multi-Point over Ethernet fronthaul

Phluido, in collaboration with a global mobile network operator, demonstrated a fully virtualized, centralized LTE-A radio access network based on Phluido proprietary RaaS-FIP technology. The system featured Phluido virtualized baseband, along with 3 radio units providing mobile capacity to commercial mobile phones. The feasibility of coordinated multipoint (CoMP), for both downlink (joint transmission) and uplink (joint reception), was demonstrated even in harsh fronthaul scenarios, such as with limited and varying capacity, and with fronthaul latency as high as several ms.

Phluido in the Intel Network Builders ecosystem

Phluido is glad to announce its participation in the Intel Network Builders initiative.

Intel® Network Builders is an ecosystem of independent software vendors (ISVs), operating system vendors (OSVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs), system integrators, and communications service providers coming together to accelerate the adoption of network functions virtualization (NFV)- and software defined networking (SDN)-based solutions in telecommunications networks and public, private enterprise, and hybrid clouds.