The OpenRAN Hardware Ecosystem
The Parallel Wireless OpenRAN flexible and scalable architecture delivers disaggregation of hardware and software, along with decoupling of CU/DU functionality, and supports any 3GPP compliant traffic splits. Our OpenRAN hardware ecosystem consists of Software Defined Radios (SDRs) that can be software upgraded to
5G for ease of deployment and lower cost. By separating RAN hardware from software, and by using commoditized GPP-based hardware, we create an open ecosystem to drive down costs as a part of an end-to-end solution. Our software-based approach delivers ultra-high capacity, with the ability to cost-effectively extend and optimize resources for 5G and MEC.
Features and Capabilities
The software-based approach for older Gs is unheard of. It has so far been impossible to reconfigure legacy 2G and 3G radios to support newer communication standards such as 4G, and eventually 5G. Parallel Wireless technology is designed for open interoperability through the GPP-based baseband processing platform, radio hardware, software and simplified business model to support ALL current and future Gs for a better, unified service to the end users, with much lower TCO for mobile operators.
By disaggregating hardware and software, the Parallel Wireless’s
software platform helps mobile operators expand and modernize their legacy networks to support subscribers across ALL G technologies. Parallel Wireless industry-leading Open vRAN solution consists of COTS vBBU, OpenRAN-based RRU, and OpenRAN Controller and network software suite:
OpenRAN Hardware – Software-defined GPP-based “white box” baseband that allows mobile operators to replace legacy 2G/3G/4G systems with a fully virtualized OpenRAN technology. Multiple technologies can run simultaneously on the same RRH to provide superior flexible data and voice services to the end users. Multi-technology RRHs are easy to deploy and maintain, enabling a clear technology evolution path from legacy technologies to 5G and beyond. vBBU – Running on COTS servers, Parallel Wireless vBBU brings the future-proof architecture of a Distributed Unit (DU) and a Central Unit (CU), deployed at the network’s edge. The vBBU resources can be shared among multiple RRUs on-site in a multi-carrier 1-sector, 3-sector or 6-sector configurations to achieve optimal resource pooling for TCO savings.
OpenRAN Controller and Network Software Suite – A software suite that combines ALL G RAN functions (vBSC for 2G, vRNC for 3G, small cell gateways for 4G) to lower the cost of RAN via simplification and automation of ALL G networks. The OpenRAN Controller and Network Software Suite enables a unified architecture through abstraction of traditional RAN and core network functions on a COTS server. The software enables an open network architecture by using standards-based and open interfaces between network components, simplifying network management through automation as well as integration of new RAN products into the core of the network. It also provides seamless mobility for the best user experience on 2G, 3G and 4G.
dynamic RAN DU/CU split architecture is the only available solution for mobile operators to utilize any 3GPP-compliant traffic splits based on morphology and infrastructure availability for outdoor or indoor coverage or capacity deployment scenarios, delivering:
Flexibility: Select any traffic split based on your deployment use case. For coverage deployments, lower traffic splits are more desirable, while for dense urban areas, higher traffic splits are typically the optimal solution for delivering maximum capacity and throughput. Parallel Wireless products enable different protocol layers to reside in different components based on fronthaul availability and network.
: Parallel Wireless’s OpenRAN network solution allows mobile operators to pick and choose different hardware vendors for DU and CU, helping to get the best performance at much lower cost. Interoperability
Lowest TCO: By using different software implementations on the same RAN hardware, the cost of operations and ownership for mobile operators is reduced by up to 30%.
Vodafone Deploys Parallel Wireless OpenRAN
Learn how Parallel Wireless ALL G OpenRAN helped Vodafone modernize their outdoor network and reduce CAPEX and OPEX.
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