KDDI uses Wind River Studio for 5G base station technology

KDDI Corporation (KDDI) has used Wind River Studio for its O-RAN–compliant 5G stand-alone virtualized base station technology.
KDDI AU store JapanWind River is a leader in the early 5G landscape, powering the majority of 5G RAN deployments with operators such as Verizon and Vodafone. Wind River Studio capabilities address service providers’ complex challenge of deploying and managing a physically distributed, ultra-low-latency cloud-native infrastructure.

“We developed a 5G virtualized base station that complies with the O-RAN standard and has launched on our commercial network. KDDI aims to provide customers advanced communication services with flexibility and speed that meet usage needs with open and virtualize base stations,” said Kazuyuki Yoshimura, Chief Technology Officer, KDDI Corporation.

Chisa Nakata, President, Wind River Japan, said: “Wind River has built a domestic support structure to serve the diverse needs of the telecommunications industry. We will continue to support our customers’ success as a trusted partner.”

Recent research from Forbes finds that 90 percent of telecom leaders believe more than 50 percent of their offerings will need to work on the far edge cloud within less than three years.