Millicom selects Parallel Wireless for O-RAN networks

Parallel Wireless announced it has won a contract from Millicom to provide the first O-RAN compliant networks in Latin America enabling 4G.
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Millicom has nearly 55 million mobile customers in Latin America.

Parallel Wireless will provide O-RAN compliant Open RAN solutions utilizing 700MHz spectrum, enabling broadband connectivity.

Parallel Wireless said it will provide solutions including installation and integration and network monitoring services while demonstrating strong network performance and exceeding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

Parallel Wireless will provide software innovation for ALL G Open RAN, enabling the most mature radio and server ecosystem based on Intel’s Xeon x86 platform.

These sites are being built on an O-RAN architecture with a Remote Radio Unit (RRU) provided by an ecosystem of partners and Parallel Wireless Distributed Unit (DU) and Central Unit (CU) software will be running on a vBBU (virtual Baseband Unit) provided by our server partners such as Supermicro and deployed on site.

Xavier Rocoplan, EVP Chief Technology and Information Officer at Millicom, said: “O-RAN based Open RAN technology is an innovative approach to reducing cost, increasing flexibility and efficiency by diversifying our supplier base. We hope to bring this technology to more sites across our Latin American markets.”