Radio unit enables OpenRAN deployments

08-01-2021 | Benetel | Subs & Systems

Benetel has released its Radio Unit with Radisys’ 5G NR OpenRAN software to facilitate OpenRAN deployments for communication, industrial and private network markets. As well as the new 5G solution, the two companies completed a licensing agreement for Radisys’ LTE software to permit its distribution with Benetel’s eNodeB radio platforms.

The pre-integrated Radisys and Benetel 5G NR solution can be deployed in NSA and SA 5G modes, giving operators flexible deployment options. The companies have demonstrated a successful 5G SA call over the n78 5G band utilising the integrated solution.

“We are excited to partner with Radisys on this joint 4G and 5G offering targeted for OpenRAN deployments,” says Adrian O’Connor, CEO of Benetel. “OpenRAN success will be linked to a close integration between a CU/DU solution and an O-RU provider. Radisys is the ideal partner for our solution given its leadership in the OpenRAN ecosystem and its industry-leading LTE and 5G NR software stacks.”

“Service providers and enterprises want to build their networks with open and disaggregated software and hardware components to reap the benefits of a multi-vendor ecosystem,” says Munish Chhabra, head of Software and Services Business, Radisys. “With Benetel, we are providing a pre-integrated OpenRAN solution that enables operator and enterprise customers to accelerate their network deployments to deliver new innovative services and generate new revenues.”

By Natasha Shek