End-to-end network software provider Mavenir has established a Center of Innovation in Cambridge, United Kingdom after its acquisition of ip.access. The Center of Innovation will focus on Mavenir’s innovative and open virtualized Multi Radio Access Technology (vMRAT) development.
The innovation efforts will specifically focus on the integration of the 2G and 3G capabilities. It would give the industry a unique solution for MRAT OpenRAN which is completely built on virtualized architecture, integrating all the ‘multi-G’ cellular stacks from 2G to 5G. Mavenir’s acquisition of ip.access brought them the expertise of developing software in the 2G and 3G radio stacks.
The new Center of Innovation in the United Kingdom builds on Mavenir’s growing global presence with its network of dedicated Centers of Excellence. It joins the vRAN, 5G, and AI/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Centers of Excellence in EMEA, as well as the NFV/SDN Cloud Innovation Centers in US and India.
OpenRAN R&D Capabilities in Europe
“Mavenir is the industry’s only fully cloud-native software provider,” said Stefano Cantarelli, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Mavenir. “With this solution will enable traditional legacy to be replaced or expanded with a future proof solution capable of supporting services which will last still for several years to come.”
The solution features the ability to scale and utilize a single architecture to cover all mobile technologies. It would give the advantage of an extremely agile and flexible configuration for faster time to market and for remote operations of the radio access network.
“We are expanding our R&D capabilities in Europe and complementing our design centers in Sweden, Czech, and Germany with a new center in the UK,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir. “We establish these centers of excellence in areas where there is a true hub of innovation and expertise. In this case, the UK is the headquarters for Mavenir’s EMEA operations, and it is the home of pioneering industry leaders. With this initiative, we have a unique solution that fits all possible types of applications with a single architecture, that provide the next generation radio access portfolio, completely based on OpenRAN principles by significantly boosting the ecosystem with many innovative and interesting initiatives.”