Fujitsu launches new 5G vRAN solution
Fujitsu today announced the launch of a new 5G vRAN solution combining Fujitsu’s virtualized CU (vCU) and virtualized DU (vDU) with NVIDIA’s (1) GPU technology. Fujitsu will start offering the new solution to customers including telecommunications carriers globally in March 2023. The new solution was developed as part of the “5G Open RAN Ecosystem” (OREC) (2) project promoted by NTT DOCOMO (3), which also supported performance verification and evaluation tests of the new solution.
The solution applies NVIDIA’s GPU processing engine “NVIDIA A100X” (4) to the physical layer processing at the base station. In this way, the new solution enables parallel processing of virtualized base stations and edge applications on GPU hardware resources in an all-in-one configuration that allows each function to be built on the same server. This enables telecommunication carriers to build a flexible open network with a simple device configuration that can be ramped up with a variety of functions. The solution further offers improved radio unit (RU) capacity and processing power, provides a high-quality communications environment, and is able to handle high-load data processing along with future improvements in antenna technologies.
With this new solution, Fujitsu aims to contribute to the global expansion of the open 5G network in cooperation with telecom operators including NTT DOCOMO.
Fujitsu will showcase this solution at its booth at MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition, held from February 27, to March 2, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.
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