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SOLiD and Mavenir advance Open RAN radio interoperability

SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building mobile coverage, and Mavenir, the network software provider building the future of networks, today announced global interoperability testing of Open RAN radios and distributed antenna system (DAS) in-building technology. Proven interoperability of Mavenir and SOLiD solutions offers a unique configuration of Open RAN technology merged with a neutral host DAS platform, helping network operators, neutral hosts, and system integrators to reduce space and power requirements for faster, simpler in-building coverage deployments.

The joint testing validated the interoperability of SOLiD’s DAS RF interface unit and Mavenir’s Open virtualized RAN (vRAN) Distributed Unit (DU) and Centralized Unit (CU) supporting O-RAN Split 7.2x. This interoperability testing was performed according to O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications using SOLiD’s latest neutral host DAS solution, demonstrating end-to-end configuration with 5G user devices.

“Mavenir positions an Open RAN, cloud-native network approach to disrupt the status quo, allowing businesses and consumers alike to unlock the value of 5G,” said Sachin Karkala, SVP and GM for RAN at Mavenir. “By demonstrating the performance of our Open vRAN DU and CU radio interfaces working in concert with the SOLiD DAS platform, we are advancing the real-world application of O-RAN technology for improved speed, scalability, and agility.”

“As a global leader in open, interoperable technology delivery, SOLiD is blazing the trail toward a robust Open RAN ecosystem that fosters end-to-end performance and value,” said, Dae-Young Kim, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, SOLiD. “The validation of SOLiD’s neutral host DAS RF interface unit smoothly interoperating with Mavenir’s O-RAN-compliant solution represents true openness, paving the way for improved end-to-end network solutions that deliver a truly seamless 5G experience everywhere.”

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