January 24, 2024

Parallel Wireless and SUSE Partner to Deliver Hardware Agnostic Kubernetes-Enabled Solutions


Nashua, NH, JANUARY 24, 2024– Parallel Wireless, the leading provider of Open RAN platform-agnostic solutions., announced a partnership with SUSE, the company behind SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE), Rancher and NeuVector, to integrate SUSE’s Adaptive Telco Infrastructure Platform (SUSE ATIP) into its ecosystem. This will allow Parallel Wireless GreenRAN™ solutions to flexibly manage, optimize, and process data securely, while significantly reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for network operators.

Compared to traditional coding environments and VM setups, Kubernetes offers superior scalability, resource efficiency, and automation capabilities, making it a preferred choice for modern, cloud-native application development and deployment. SUSE ATIP builds on this by providing not only Kubernetes, but all the additional components needed to deliver and manage telco-optimized infrastructure around it.
Aligned with their relentless commitment to innovation, Parallel Wireless has successfully enabled its Radio Access Network (RAN) functionality, including the virtualized Baseband Unit (vBBU) encompassing Central Unit (CU) and Distributed Unit (DU), the near Real-Time Radio Intelligent Controller (RIC), the Service Management and Orchestration (SMO), along with all supporting computing resources, to be deployed with Kubernetes-based platform technology. This transformative shift empowers Parallel Wireless’s hardware-agnostic, Open RAN-based solutions to seamlessly operate on both traditional bare-metal servers or in the cloud, tailored to meet diverse use-case requirements.

“The partnership with SUSE is not merely transactional, but strategic, allowing us to rapidly scale between DU hardware platforms, in order to perfectly match to the service providers’ needs,” said Netanel Gabizon, Chief Product Officer at Parallel Wireless. “Combined with our ZTP (zero touch provisioning), we will be able to deploy and maintain large scale deployments very efficiently.”
By introducing SUSE ATIP into this powerful ecosystem, Parallel Wireless takes a quantum leap. This alliance comes on top of and supports Parallel Wireless’ diversified hardware and chipset portfolio and opens up its solutions support to a leading cloud and Kubernetes platform. The result: Substantial TCO reduction for end customers, a wider selection of platform implementation options, and unprecedented deployment flexibility.

“Parallel Wireless’s Open RAN innovations are reimagining the way the mobile data industry has operated for the past 15 plus years,” said Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology and Product Officer at SUSE. “SUSE is pleased to be part of strengthening the rollout of these cutting-edge cellular technologies and provide business and individuals with greater capabilities to meet the demands of business today and tomorrow. Partnerships like this go hand in hand with our work in initiatives like Project Sylva to help build more flexible and agile networks for Operators.”

Parallel Wireless’s GreenRAN™ solutions, together with its Open RAN hardware-independent cross-platforms technology, enable substantial TCO reduction and energy optimization. The company’s comprehensive 2G/3G/4G/5G Macro RAN solutions are implemented across all deployment scenarios and reduce operating expenses while optimizing spectral efficiency. The collaboration with SUSE plays an instrumental and pivotal role in realizing these visionary objectives, marking a new era in the telecommunications industry.


About Parallel Wireless
GreenRAN™ from Parallel Wireless is expanding the ecosystem for Open RAN with energy-efficient cross-platform technology. Deployed worldwide, our comprehensive platform independent 2G/3G/4G/5G Macro RAN solutions enhance network security while reducing operating expenses. As a leading Open RAN pioneer, we prioritize innovation and technology flexibility, making our commitment to open networks unwavering. Headquartered in the USA with global R&D centers, our most critical mission is to accelerate GSMA’s Mobile Net Zero. Visit https://www.parallelwireless.com. Connect with Parallel Wireless on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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