Cellwize intros CHIME-Hybrid service management orchestration (SMO) solution

Cellwize Wireless Technologies, a vendor of mobile network automation and orchestration, has launched of its CHIME-Hybrid service management orchestration (SMO) solution.
Verizon 5G network by EricssonCHIME-Hybrid brings MNOs a broad ecosystem of strategic partners, including data driven decision makers via artificial intelligence and machine learning, increased automation, programmability, Opex reduction and advanced use cases such as network slicing. It contains backward and forward compatibility and SMO capabilities alongside self-development for non-RT RIC features.

Cellwize said the CHIME-Hybrid solution allows mobile operators to start small and continue building their ORAN infrastructure, while enjoying the benefits of Opex reduction, open innovation, and an ecosystem of vendors. The solution uses Intel’s FlexRAN software and AI capabilities to enable faster vRAN deployment and new services through open interfaces.

“MNOs were struggling to move to full Open RAN networks and were confused about how to start the transition. This solution enables clients to make the move to Open RAN. Mobile operators can now benefit from both vRAN and ORAN capabilities until the entire RAN network will be open,” Cellwize CEO Ofir Zemer said.

“The combination of our FlexRAN software and Cellwize’s CHIME-Hybrid solution provides operators an agile platform for deployment of new services, as well as efficient control and operation of the end-to-end network,” Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division at Intel, said.

VMware and Cellwize are working together to deliver solutions that automate RAN configuration, optimization and remediation.