Verizon ties up with Cellwize to speed deployment of 5G sites

Verizon has tied up with Cellwize to speed the deployment of Verizon 5G sites and simplify how apps are developed for the Verizon network.
Verizon 5G cell site
The introduction of CHIME, Cellwize’s RAN automation platform, advances the use of machine learning algorithms on a virtualized and vendor agnostic platform and help pre-determine the most efficient design for a new cell site, Verizon Wireless said.

Design parameters include how to identify the cell site when connecting customers to the internet, which nearby sites to connect with when customers are making calls or sending messages, and how to create the fastest connections for customers.

Verizon can automate optimization of new 5G cell sites, speeding their deployment and improving their efficiency. This new platform simplifies how apps are developed on the Verizon network and accelerates the creation of a self-optimizing 5G network.

“Networks use several infrastructure vendors, each with its own code. By creating an open RAN application platform, developers no longer have to learn individual vendor codes, or keep up with changes in vendors’ distinct codes to develop for our network,” said Bill Stone, vice president of Planning for Verizon.

Developers that will benefit from this platform are working on new innovations that will help automate the network, deliver data insights, use Automated Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to model capital expenditure plans, improve network performance, or help identify and eliminate interference.

Verizon 5G customers have the fastest 5G download speeds and among the best download speed experience nationwide, according to the Opensignal US 5G User Experience Report.

The report focused on three key categories: 5G Download Speed, User Download Speed Experience -5G Users, and 5G Availability. In addition to providing the fastest average 5G download speeds — 494.7 Mbps — the Verizon 5G network also earned joint best Download Speed Experience.