End-to-end network software provider Mavenir has expanded and cloudified its portfolio by announcing four new solutions: WebScale Platform, AI & Analytics, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and Digital Enablement Platform. It would bring digital transformation capabilities to mobile networks for a complete cloud centric approach on any cloud – private, public and hybrid cloud.
These new solutions would support the ongoing cloudification of the mobile networks, to enable cloud service providers (CSPs) to meet the growing data demands on their networks.
Mavenir’s cloud centric approach means moving applications to Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) computing servers and embracing a complete ecosystem with applications in the cloud (private, hybrid, or public). It will complement the basic Network Virtualized Functions (NVFs) and bring automation to improve the way operators manage and operate their networks.
In addition, this approach would create more flexibility and agility, enabling the introduction of new services not only in the traditional consumer business, but also in the enterprise arena.
Highlights of Mavenir’s new solutions would include:
- Webscale Platform – “Mobile networks require digital transformation towards webscale platform technology that utilizes open source, Kubernetes platform as a service (PaaS),” said Suresh Somasundaram, Senior Vice President of 5G Cloud Platforms at Mavenir. “While a Kubernetes-based platform (PaaS) provides the foundation for fully automated life cycle management, it is built for mainly IT and enterprise applications and requires additional and specialized functions to support telecom and specifically, mobile workloads. To support those types of workloads, Mavenir has developed a common software extending standard opensource PaaS components to support telco needs for webscale deployment and to provide agile delivery of new applications expanding to Performance, Monitoring, Legal Intercept and Security. Mavenir’s WebScale Platform is the solution to give mobile operators the webscale agility of the Internet players.”
- AI-powered Analytics – “With the cloudification and automation of the telecom networks, it becomes essential to utilize AI & Analytics solutions in a scalable platform combining real-time and big data analytics based on advanced Machine Learning algorithms,” said Kuntal Chowdhury, General Manager AI & Analytics at Mavenir. “Mavenir’s AI & Analytics platform delivers extensive insights that are mandatory for WebScale network automation, slice management, security and many other use cases defined for the MEC (EdgeAI), RAN intelligence, traffic optimization and security. The AI/ML algorithms are defined with Mavenir’s deep telecom domain expertise, while keeping the interfaces standards-compliant & the platform open for collaborative innovation.”
- Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) – “Delivering low latency and high bandwidth at the edge of the network promises many exciting applications in 5G,” said Ashok Khuntia, General Manager Cloud Packet Computing at Mavenir. “Mavenir’s optimized low-footprint data processing 5G Core platform enables mission critical MEC applications in the areas of industrial automation, augmented reality/virtual reality, gaming, video surveillance, autonomous driving and others. The additional focus on Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) will accelerate such applications for many different industries and sectors.”
- Digital Enablement – “Mavenir enables operators and enterprises to launch innovative value-based services faster to market with lower upfront investments in capital and time,” said Sandeep Singh, General Manager Digital Enablement at Mavenir. “Mavenir’s Digital Enablement Platform unlocks any network data, sources partner data, and serves up a value-added offering enriched through the platform’s flexible business control functions like Partner/Customer Management, Order Journey-Experience builder, Subscription/Usage Billing, Charging and Settlement. With the design focus on ‘adaptability’, the platform provides customers the agility and flexibility to experiment iteratively and deliver enhanced subscriber engagement experiences, ultimately benefitting in increased market reach and customer stickiness through new revenue generating services.”
As a cloud-native network software and solutions/systems integration provider, Mavenir offers a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack – from 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN.
“With a modern and secure Webscale platform as a foundation for edge computing, state of the art AI-based Analytics and customer engagement solutions in our portfolio, Mavenir is a partner of choice for telcos looking to offer new mission critical network edge solutions, transform network operations and business models for new 5G networks. In addition, Enterprises who need cost efficiency and customization in their connectivity and communication solutions will benefit,” said Bejoy Pankajakshan, Chief Strategy Officer at Mavenir. “With a worldwide installed base and decades of experience in designing ‘Multi-G’ telco services, Mavenir now offers its customer a path to realize the true potential of 5G through these new technology solutions.”