Parallel Wireless announced the launch of virtualized RAN (vRAN) reference designs – on Intel technology – that can integrate 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi with real-time network orchestration and ensure resource optimization.
Telecom network operators can deploy multi-technology HetNets using Parallel Wireless’ virtualized RAN (vRAN) reference designs.
Parallel Wireless Converged Wireless System (CWS) base station utilizes Intel Transcede T3150 dual-mode small cell system on chip (SoC).
This reference design combines 3G, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi into a single footprint, using common network connectivity, power, and backhaul – reducing additional capital expenditures and the need to acquire new small cell real estate, simplifies the backhaul infrastructure, and reduces overall power consumption.
Parallel Wireless said the virtualized RAN solution will assist operators to lower deployment and management costs of multi-technology networks. This solution will be significantly accelerating the design, trial and deployment of SDN- and NFV-based architectures.
The reference designs from Parallel Wireless include Radisys’ Femtotality 3G small cell solution, a 3G software stack integrated on Intel’s chipset to deliver 3G RAN hardware functionality on CWS and 3G VNFs (including HNB gateway) for the HNG.