LONDON, Oct. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TIP Summit -- Aricent, a global design and engineering firm, Benetel, Phluido, and Tech Mahindra announced today that they are co-creating a Virtualized LTE RAN Reference solution under the guidance of CableLabs. The reference solution will provide 4G RAN services over existing cable network. Telecom Infra Project is an Open Source Telecom hardware and software consortium established by Facebook.
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Special mention for Phluido at the Telecom Infra Project Summit by Telefonica and Vodafone. Phluido is among the Best Performing Vendors in the Innovators group for the OpenRAN RFI 2018.
Phluido fully virtualized RAN implementation will be showcased in the TIM booth at RAN World 2018 in Rome. The demo, which demonstrates intra-PHY functional split over non-ideal fronthaul, is the result of a collaboration between TIM and Phluido within the Telecom Infra Project vRAN Fronthaul Project Group. Please contact us for more information, or come visit the TIM booth at RAN World.
Phluido, a pioneer of RAN virtualization, is joining the newly formed O-RAN Alliance.
"Phluido has been at the forefront of the RAN virtualization and open fronthaul interfaces since 2014." said Dario Fertonani, Phluido CTO. "We look forward to understanding more about the O-RAN mission and activities, and how to best contribute our significant technology portfolio, along with our existing and prospective partners".
Phluido announces general availability of its "split-7" based lower L1 implementation targeting Xilinx Zynq™ and Ultrascale+™ MPSoC platforms.
Phluido turnkey solution enables ultra-fast design and deployment of advanced remote radio units (RRUs), compatible with current and future open RAN interfaces, for partners such as OEMs, white box vendors, and system integrators.
Phluido solution includes proprietary, accelerated and hardened IP cores, supporting firmware, and reference designs, for designing RRUs based on 3GPP splits 7-1, 7-2, and 7-3, and a variety of fronthaul protocols and interfaces for 4G and 5G-NR. Advanced features such as fronthaul compression, massive MIMO, ultra-low-latency processing, carrier aggregation, and vRAN live migration are offered.
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Remote radio unit with adaptive fronthaul link using adaptive compression
A distributed radio frequency communication system facilitates communication between a wireless terminal and a core network. The system includes a remote radio unit (RRU) coupled to at least one antenna to communicate with the wireless terminal. The RRU includes electronic circuitry to perform at least a first portion of a first-level protocol of a radio access network (RAN) for communicating between the wireless terminal and the core network. The system also includes a baseband unit (BBU) coupled to the core network, and configured to perform at least a second-level protocol of the RAN. A fronthaul link is coupled to the BBU and the RRU. The fronthaul link utilizes an adaptive fronthaul protocol for communication between the BBU and the RRU. The adaptive fronthaul protocol has provisions for adapting to conditions of the fronthaul link and radio network by changing the way data is communicated over the fronthaul link.
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.
Great piece from Lightreading on the opportunities and challenges of virtualized RAN and open interfaces, and Phluido activities in both: https://www.lightreading.com/mobile/fronthaul-c-ran/nokia-seizes-open-ran-initiative-as-ericsson-holds-back/d/d-id/742194
Phluido is very excited to be collaborating to make vRAN technically and economically viable.
"With this new interface, the addressable market for virtualized RAN (vRAN) deployment architectures can grow significantly". Read full article here.
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.
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: https://telecominfraproject.com/an-update-from-the-vran-fronthaul-project-group/
Come meet Phluido at the Telecom Council Event at Mobile World Congress Americas: Innovation Before the Radios: Opportunities in Infrastructure
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 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.
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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 RaaS Fronthaul over IP (RaaS-FIP) revolutionary fronthaul protocol, along with Phluido virtualized LTE-A baseband, has been licensed to a major small cell vendor and a global DAS provider, for evaluation and trial.