RINA Wireless taps Mavenir for mobile core architecture

The Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA Wireless) has selected Mavenir for deploying a mobile core architecture that provides a platform for a cost-efficient path to a 5G SA network.
Mavenir 4G Open RAN small cellRINA Wireless is deploying Mavenir’s containerized Evolved Packet Core (EPC), with a remote redundant User Plane Function (UPF). Mavenir’s solution — deployed on Mavenir’s Webscale Platform — uses software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware that provides cost-effectiveness.

Mavenir’s EPC, part of the Converged Packet Core solution, enables the separation of the control and user plane allowing RINA Wireless to deploy remote gateways for managing local traffic breakouts, reducing the costs of transport and latency. RINA Wireless now can expand Mobile and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services to new regions and remote locations such as Alaska.

“We are working with RINA Wireless on this network upgrade project. Our focus here is to enable RINA Wireless to deploy future-proof cloud-enabled technology bringing reliable, cost-effective service and new connectivity to underserved rural America,” Ashok Khuntia, Mavenir’s GM and EVP Packet Compute, said.

RINA Wireless Chief Operating Officer Allen Bennion said: “Mavenir team is committed to deliver an EPC that allows us to use open interfaces we can leverage to expand the number of regional carriers connected to our core.”

Mavenir will be exhibiting at the Rural Wireless Infrastructure Summit, which takes place on June 27-29 in Park City, Utah.