-New platform allows independent radio equipment manufacturers to develop a virtual RAN solution.

TEWKSBURY, Mass. — February 23, 2017 —  Altiostar, the pioneer of virtual RAN technology, announced today the release of an Open vRAN Development Platform, which allows independent radio equipment manufacturers to develop a virtualized RAN solution utilizing Altiostar vRAN technology. Altiostar’s Open vRAN Development Platform includes all of the RAN software, virtual baseband unit (vBBU) and drivers needed for any RAN equipment manufacturer to integrate their RRUs with an established vRAN solution in a short period of time. Also, with this approach, mobile operators can deploy vRAN on their existing infrastructure, making use of their existing, deployed RRUs, thereby reducing development time, risk and cost.

Altiostar vRAN, the world’s first virtual RAN technology, is a complete solution that allows mobile operators to effectively grow their network’s capacity to meet data consumption demand and readies their network for 5G. Altiostar vRAN is a revolutionary cloud-based radio access network that features a standard Ethernet interface and transforms mobile communication functions into Virtual Machines (VM) to be implemented on general-purpose servers, and integrated within the cloud. Its flexible and scalable architecture enables efficient management of increased mobile traffic as well as rapid changes through the introduction of SON (Self Organizing Network) functionality.

With Altiostar vRAN, it is possible to take advantage of all LTE-Advanced functionalities including Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), by coordinating signals from various radio base stations (Carrier Aggregation inter-site and COMP inter-site), using a centralized and virtualized infrastructure. Furthermore, Altiostar vRAN provides a foundation for 5G New Radio (NR) by applying general IT technologies to an interface as well as baseband processing.

“Based on recent industry reports, the network virtualization market is set to grow at 46% CAGR and reach $18 billion by 2020,” said Ash Dahod, president and CEO of Altiostar. “As the world’s first and only provider of vRAN technology, Altiostar recognized the benefits that network virtualization provides early on. With the release of our Open vRAN Development Platform, we are able to expedite the deployment of network virtualization and software defined networks independent of radio equipment.”

About Altiostar
Altiostar is the pioneer in virtualized RAN (vRAN) with Ethernet fronthaul. Its unique eNodeB solution is designed to improve quality of experience of the mobile network, enhance spectral efficiency and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Altiostar has developed a wide portfolio of eNodeB solutions for all the major LTE frequencies and for all deployment scenarios. The vRAN solution is the foundation for evolution towards 5G. It provides elastic scalability, low-risk innovation, with a common NFV+SDN enabled platform. This provides significant cost savings, using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and LTE-Advanced feature capability, based on C-RAN architecture. vRAN offers the most efficient platform to make Mobile Edge Computing a reality and provides a foundation for 5G. or follow us on Twitter @altiostar.