At MWC Shanghai, Altran, in collaboration with Lenovo, is demonstrating O-RAN-based solution for the orchestration of 5G.
The collaboration combines Altran’s 5G gNB and ETSI-compliant VNFM solutions with Lenovo’s Cloud OS virtualization platform, which high performance and reliability, as well as low latency.
The new solution is expected to lower the costs and accelerate service delivery while ensuring high availability for operators deploying 5G networks, the company said.
RAN cloudification is a fundamental tenet of O-RAN architecture, which is needed for operators to deliver network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) and virtualized infrastructure management (VIM) to enhance virtualization platforms.
“Altran is an active member of the O-RAN Alliance and is committed to ensuring that its gNB solution is aligned with the Alliance’s principles of building open and smarter virtualized networks that are embedded with machine learning systems to make the network more intelligent and autonomous,” said N. Mohan Rangan, Group SVP and chief engineering officer at Altran.
According to Rangan, the partnership clearly illustrates the capabilities of a cloud platform as defined in O-RAN architecture for 5G gNB vCU scale-out.