Altiostar has entered into a multi-year agreement with DISH to deliver its O-RAN compliant solution for DISH’s nationwide cloud-native 5G network buildout, the first of its kind in the U.S. The Altiostar solution will provide openness, modularity, agility and scalability to DISH, enabling faster deployment of new 5G services for consumers and businesses. As the new nationwide mobile carrier in the U.S., DISH will benefit from a software-defined open platform to build a differentiated 5G network.
With its headquarters in New Delhi and operations spread across South Asia and Africa, Bharti Airtel is first operator in India to deploy vRAN-based 4G network, leveraging Altiostar’s open vRAN solution across multiple major cities in India. The solution has 5G ready software, and would provide seamless evolution to 5G using the same architecture.
Rakuten Mobile launched its 5G network in Japan powered by Altiostar’s Open Virtualized Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) software. Supporting mmWave and massive MIMO radios, the Rakuten 5G network is the first to leverage at scale a cloud-native, containerized approach to 5G networks based on microservices.
Telefónica selected Altiostar as its open RAN partner of choice. Both Telefónica and Altiostar were early members of the O-RAN Alliance, an industry consortium formed in 2018 to foster open architecture and standardized interfaces that are critical for building and deploying next-generation wireless infrastructure. Telefónica is a global telecom provider with operations in 14 countries and this transformation is key to its long-term success. Altiostar and Telefonica will work together and collaboration to drive open RAN technologies.
The new Altiostar vRAN architecture, successfully tested first at the innovation laboratories in Turin and now in the field at Saluzzo, represents an important transformation of the mobile access network, making it possible to fully exploit LTE advanced functionalities by coordinating signals from various radio base stations (Carrier Aggregation inter-site and Comp inter-site), using a centralized and virtualized infrastructure.
GCI selects Altiostar for its LTE-Advanced network deployment and to lay the foundation for 5G and IoT. For more than 12 months, GCI conducted field trials in Anchorage and Fairbanks with the solution from Altiostar, and the contract award is the result of this validation of the Open vRAN technology. The solution leverages the latest innovations in the networking industry such as carrier-grade OpenStack and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).