Altiostar Unveils Carrier Grade Virtualized RAN (vRAN) Solution

Altiostar Unveils Carrier Grade Virtualized RAN (vRAN) Solution Image Credit: Altiostar

Altiostar unveils a new carrier grade Virtualized RAN(vRAN) solution for the LTE and LTE-A market, based on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and open source NFV platform for cost efficiency and scalability. A year ago, Altiostar announced its C-RAN solution with Ethernet fronthaul and a portfolio of macro and micro eNodeBs. 

Altiostar said that the solution comprises a radiohead and eNodeB software that leverages OpenStack and KVM, with the necessary optimizations to make it a truly carrier-grade solution. Built on ETSI’s NFV architecture, it enables elasticity in the RAN control plane, to adapt to dynamic Internet call-models with scalability in the data plane, with IO, CPU & Memory capacity on-demand. It also feature dynamic scale-up and scale-down of VNFs, to automatically adjust to network load. 

The product has undergone extensive testing at several tier-1 operators’ labs and is already deployed in the field in commercial networks, said the company. In addition, Altiostar claims that the solution is fully capable of supporting 5G concepts, such as network slicing.

Peter Jarich, VP of Consumer and Infrastructure research at Current Analysis
Telecom operators have embraced virtualization as a tool for addressing new network demands and benefitting from IT efficiencies. 

Ashraf M. Dahod, President and CEO of Altiostar
As the LTE market expands and LTE-A enhancements are deployed, the conventional RAN architecture and the legacy eNodeBs become rapidly obsolete. Scalability, capacity and user-experience are becoming the key criteria, while ARPU continues to fall due to intense competition. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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