Altiostar to Develop Innovative 4G/5G Solutions Based on Qualcomm Small Cell 4G and 5G Platforms
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Virtualized RAN Technology Revolutionizes Mobile Networks
TEWKSBURY, MA – February 14, 2019 – Altiostar, the pioneer in open virtualized RAN (Open vRAN) technology, today announced they are working together with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to deliver innovative solutions that allow network operators to combine the benefits of the Altiostar virtualized software-centric RAN with Qualcomm Technologies’ radio technology experience and leading Qualcomm® FSM™ Small Cell Platforms.
“Altiostar is excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies, a technology leader who plays such a critical role enabling the buildout of next-generation 5G networks. Altiostar’s innovative open architecture provides wireless operators with the ability to future-proof existing network investments through the deployment of a solution that addresses the needs of today with the reality of tomorrow’s 5G infrastructure. By utilizing Qualcomm® FSM9xxx LTE and FSM100xx 5G Platforms, Altiostar will work to help operators deploy software-centric mobile networks capable of supporting advanced 5G use cases and applications,” said Altiostar’s President and Chief Executive Officer Ashraf M. Dahod.
“5G networks are expected to heavily rely on small cells and radio heads to deliver enhanced wireless experiences built on multi-gigabit throughputs and to make such 5G wireless experiences pervasive indoors and outdoors,” said Puneet Sethi, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We are pleased to be working with Altiostar, who is planning to use our FSM9xxx LTE and FSM100xx 5G Platforms, to develop products to support a diverse mix of 4G LTE and 5G applications and architectures.”
New Solutions Needed for a New Network Reality
As operators experience a leveling of revenue derived from voice and data services, they are looking for new growth opportunities such as IoT, Immersive Reality and Smart City applications as a means for driving the next phase of growth. This challenge is only compounded by the strain being placed on wireless networks connecting billions of devices, generating exponential traffic growth.
In order to ensure a profitable future and an agile wireless network, operators will need to maximize the efficiency of their networks, improve the Quality of Experience (QoE) of their subscribers and drive down the capital and operational expenses associated with operating their network. This future is not possible through the continued deployment of traditional RAN solutions. To be successful wireless operators must embrace new innovative solutions that possess the openness, programmability and automation required to support 5G. With Altiostar’s vRAN solution, operators can achieve this while leveraging the same open and common software fabric to ensure interoperability, dual connectivity, scalability, and adaptability between 4G and 5G environments.
Altiostar and Qualcomm have identified several key areas of engagement focused on the following areas:
Altiostar and Qualcomm Technologies will work together to develop RAN algorithms for improving capacity, interference mitigation, increasing coverage and overall spectral efficiency for 4G and 5G deployments
Massive MIMO technologies that leverage higher order MIMO antenna configurations for adaptive beamforming, achieving multi-user MIMO-gain by leveraging the spatial diversity of coverage areas, improving coverage distance at higher pathloss frequency bands and improving overall capacity of the network.
The abundant spectrum available at mmWave frequency bands is capable of delivering extreme data speeds and capacity. Qualcomm Technologies has pioneered advanced 5G NR technologies to mobilize mmWave that are expected to reshape mobile experiences. Altiostar and Qualcomm Technologies are focused on developing new solutions to further advance mmWave capabilities that will enable operators to achieve multiple gigabits per second and deliver the mobile broadband networks consumers are waiting for.
Altiostar provides a 5G-ready virtualized RAN software solution that supports open interfaces and disaggregates the hardware from the software to build an open multi-vendor web-scale network. This solution supports macro and small cells, indoor and outdoor, enabling interference management, carrier aggregation and dual reception to improve the efficiency of the network and enhances the Quality of Experience for the user while providing broadband speeds. Operators can add intelligence, quickly adapt the software for different services and automate operations to rapidly scale the network.
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