Companies join forces on 5G industrial private network solution

25-04-2022 | Benetel | Design & Manufacture

Benetel and ASOCS have brought together their respective expertise to offer the industrial sector the technology required for 5G private network installations. The two companies have entered into joint global cooperation and are presently performing extensive interoperability testing. ASOCS will then integrate Benetel OpenRAN RUs with its CYRUS private 5G RAN software. This will be a significant step forward in the progression of Industry 4.0, facilitating the benefits of high data rates, low latency, and enhanced security functions of 5G to be realised, with the ease of installation associated with Wi-Fi.

Benetel’s RAN550 RUs are aimed at indoor usage, while the RAN650 RUs are for outdoor installation. Offering a 4T4R antenna configuration, these OpenRAN RUs have a 7.2 functional split and can provide 100MHz of instantaneous bandwidth. Versions that support the n78, n77u and n79 frequency bands are available. By employing these RUs in combination with the highly flexible and scalable CYRUS software, industrial customers can build next-generation networking infrastructure to support increased levels of automation. It will mean that whole sites can be addressed utilising one single multifaceted platform, with a seamless indoor-to-outdoor coverage transition.

“One of the key aspects of 5G private networks will be the ability to successfully hand over between different zones within a factory or campus, both indoors and outdoors,” states Gilad Garon, CEO at ASOCS. “Through use of Benetel’s range of indoor and outdoor radio units, combined with our highly advanced CYRUS software, we can now provide a solution for companies as they move into the smart manufacturing era,”

“The full integration of the OpenRAN radios that Benetel has developed, plus ASOCS’ cutting-edge software technology, will enable fast, reliable and scalable 5G private network deployments,” Adrian O’Connor, CEO of Benetel, adds, “Together, these will be pivotal in moving 5G private networking out of the lab environment and onto the factory floors.”

By Natasha Shek