Saturday, July 22, 2023

Ericsson and O2 Telefónica showcase Cloud RAN 5G mmWave

 Ericsson and O2 Telefónica in Germany demonstrate Cloud RAN technology for delivering 5G.

The proof of concept (PoC), which was conducted at O2 Telefónica’s Wayra innovation hub in Munich, utilized a centralized control unit (CU) and mmWave frequency, delivering exceptional performance throughput and validating Cloud RAN for FWA, enterprise and industry-specific use cases.

The companies said the collaboration highlights the efficiency and performance of Ericsson's 5G Cloud RAN solution, enabling faster software capabilities, network automation, and innovation in operational processes.

Daniel Leimbach, Head of Customer Unit Western Europe at Ericsson, says: “The partnership between Ericsson and O2 Telefónica demonstrates our commitment to achieving significant breakthroughs on our path to build the networks of the future. It is a first for both companies in Europe and shows the potential of Cloud RAN for high performance use cases. It builds upon our work with the cloud-native 5G core we have deployed in O2 Telefónica Germany, enabling a full end-to-end cloud native network. We are very proud to be doing this together with O2  Telefónica.”