Aricent announced that it has been selected by Sichuan Tianyi Comheart based in China for its fully pre-integrated 5G RAN framework.
This is significant as it drastically cuts Network Equipment Providers’ (NEPs) time to introduce 5G RAN solutions. Aricent has outstanding expertise of delivering multi-mode RAN frameworks across a variety of different standards. This agreement comes hot on the heels of many other design wins across the world –making Aricent the de-facto vendor for 5G RAN frameworks. Aricent also offers customization services to help NEPs build and launch differentiated 5G RAN solutions.
Aricent’s 5G RAN framework is fully compliant to 3GPP specifications and offers both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes to support millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz frequencies for 5G use cases. What’s more, the software framework architecture has the flexibility to support all split options meeting 3GPP specifications. The software framework solution contains Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities which come pre-integrated with PHY from multiple vendors for interoperability. These capabilities give the Chinese OEM a significant advantage to meet 5G trial requirements from service providers in its country and across the world.
Chinese carriers could spend close to $400 billion on 5G network infrastructure rollouts by 2020. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have all been conducting large scale 5G trials across a number of cities.