TEWKSBURY, Mass. – Feb. 23, 2017 –Altiostar, a pioneer in virtualized RAN (vRAN) technology, announced today that it has joined the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program. Validated for interoperability with solutions from the Titanium Cloud ecosystem, Altiostar vRAN™ can be deployed using readily available standard Ethernet transport and does not require expensive and hard-to-deploy dark fiber or wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) in the last mile. The solution allows operators to build high-density clusters, resulting in considerably improved network performance and reduced capital expenditure and operating expenses.
By validating and pre-integrating their hardware and software offerings with Wind River Titanium Server, Titanium Cloud ecosystem partners such as Altiostar deliver optimized solutions to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select these hardware and software products knowing that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for deployment in live networks.
Altiostar’s field-proven vRAN technology is the industry’s first virtualized RAN solution with a flexible Ethernet fronthaul. It solves capacity-crunch and reduces customer-churn utilizing the operator’s existing spectrum and pre-deployed equipment. Altiostar vRAN is designed to improve quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and significantly reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). A migration path to 5G, it provides elastic scalability, faster and low-risk innovation agility with a common NFV+SDN enabled platform, significant cost savings with commercial off-the-shelf hardware, and LTE-Advanced feature capability. Furthermore, Altiostar vRAN adds powerful Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) functionality to the existing network.
“Altiostar vRAN combines virtualized baseband functions with advanced Intelligent Remote Radio Heads optimized for coverage and capacity. It allows connection over any Ethernet-based transport, enabling cost-effective mobile edge computing deployment to maximize the end user quality of experience and utilization of the spectrum assets,” said Kuntal Chowdhury, vice president of marketing, Altiostar. “We are excited to join forces with Wind River to assist customers in reaching their NFV objectives and to jointly enable flexibility and virtualization of today’s networks.”
“Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “With validation through our Titanium Cloud program, we are collaborating with leaders like Altiostar to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks. Titanium Server provides a foundation for Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure, and by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements, service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high value services.”"
Titanium Server is a carrier-grade NFV infrastructure software solution that is designed to meet the stringent "always on" requirements of the telecom industry. With Titanium Server as the NFV infrastructure software foundation, the telecom industry can take full advantage of rapid service deployment while ensuring the Carrier Grade uptime and strict reliability mandated by telecom networks. Titanium Server is based on open software standards including Linux, real-time Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), carrier grade plugins for OpenStack®, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and accelerated virtual switching, all optimized for Intel® architecture platforms.
Altiostar is the mobile telecommunication industry’s first provider of NFV C-RAN with Ethernet fronthaul, for software-intensive LTE radio access node (eNodeB). Altiostar is led by industry veterans who understand the mobile network operators’ requirements for expanding their LTE networks quickly and efficiently, in the most feature-rich and cost-effective way. To learn more about Altiostar, please visit www.altiostar.com.
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