Altiostar Open vRAN Solution
Altiostar is a US-based company, pioneering open vRAN solutions where customers can deploy a radio access network using best-of-breed solutions to assemble their network. A key enabler of this is the implementation of virtualisation technologies, which not only permits disaggregation of hardware and software but also gives the operator the ability to implement a platform that allows for the deployment of microservices.
Altiostar provides a 5G-ready virtualised open RAN software solution that supports open interfaces and disaggregates the hardware from the software to build an open multi-vendor web-scale network. This solution supports macro and small cells, indoor and outdoor, enabling interference management, carrier aggregation and dual reception to improve the efficiency of the network and enhances the Quality of Experience for the user while providing broadband speeds. Operators can add intelligence, quickly adapt the software for different services and automate operations to rapidly scale the network.
GSMAs Beta Lab met with Altiostar’s at MWC LA’19 (see interview), Thierry Maupilé, Executive Vice President, spoke about multiple industry-changing developments and Altiostars announcement of Telefónica’s strategic investment as its partner of choice for deploying new network solutions globally. Other news was that earlier this year, Rakuten announced Altiostar as part of the consortium of vendors that would power its end-to-end cloud-native network. Rakuten will launch its network with live users and commercial traffic with Altiostar driving the radio sites with its open virtual RAN solution. In addition to the Rakuten network going live and the Telefónica announcement, Altiostar has recently been recognised for its contributions in open RAN by other industry leaders, including Intel and GSMA.
To be successful wireless operators must embrace new innovative solutions that possess the openness, programmability and automation required to support 5G. With Altiostar’s vRAN solution, operators can achieve this while leveraging the same open and common software fabric to ensure interoperability, dual connectivity, scalability, and adaptability between 4G and 5G environments.
Altiostar with its open RAN model can work with operators to provide a full product portfolio of radio products that span macrocells, small cells and massive MIMO solutions across multiple frequency bands and configurations, all managed by Altiostar vRAN network intelligence software solution.
According to Thierry Maupilé, “We were excited to participate at MWC Americas, it has given us an opportunity to demonstrate to service providers in the Americas and globally that there is a new ecosystem of vendors that are driving innovation in the market to build the next-generation mobile networks. One of the key fundamental aspects of this new ecosystem is that it puts service providers in the driver’s seat for building the supply chain, controlling expenditure, security and integration of their own mobile networks rather than relying on one or two vendors.”