[Solution Brief] Build an Open, Next-Generation Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN)

In an increasingly complex network landscape that includes coexisting 4G and 5G deployments, multiple centralized and distributed deployment models and several radio interface standards, communications service providers (CSP) need a way to increase agility, openness and flexibility while keeping costs under deployments and maintenance control.

Altiostar has developed an open virtualization radio access network ( open vRAN ) solution that helps CSPs meet their goals. The solution is based on the FlexRAN software reference platform and runs on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server hardware equipped with either Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors or Intel® Xeon® D processors. vRAN performance can be further enhanced by either an Intel® FPGA programmable accelerators card (PAC) N3000 or an Intel® vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC 100. The choice of acceleration technology depends on the use case, such as forward error correction versus fronthaul I/ O.

Altiostar’s open vRAN solution is compatible with a wide variety of radio equipment and can be used with multiple frequency bands and configurations. With Altiostar’s open vRAN solution running on  Intel® technology,  COSPs can avoid vendor lock in, increased business agility and flexibility, and keep deployment costs in check.  Read more about the joint Altiostar / Intel solution.