This will provide RRU vendors the ability to work directly with HCL and assess their O-RAN interfaces, and integrate with Mavenir’s O-RAN compliant cloud-native CU/DU software.
Vendors will also be able to fast-track validation of frequency variants and the diverse RRU offerings being demanded by the O-RAN market.
While vendors will be able to rapidly validate their O-RAN compliant RRUs for various deployment scenarios, communication service providers (CSPs) will be able to easily identify and deploy RRUs suitable to specific use cases and locations.
“We are directly addressing requests from customers and partners to speed the integration of new RRU products. The growing scale of the O-RAN industry now demands such a model. And thanks to O-RAN and open interfaces, new players such as HCL can enter the market to effectively serve the market needs,” said Mavenir’s Puneet Sethi, SVP/GM RAN Business Unit.
“The Mavenir-HCL partnership helps accelerate the adoption of O-RAN in the market, bringing a new suite of product offerings to CSPs and enterprises alike. HCL is bringing together many decades of network testing experience, 5G expertise, state of the art lab facilities and advanced automation tools to validate the interoperability between Mavenir and RRU partners,” said Rajiv Shesh, Corporate Vice President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies.