STL to develop Open RAN 4G and 5G radio products with Facebook

STL announced its partnership with Facebook Connectivity to design and develop 4G and 5G radio products as part of the Evenstar program to accelerate the commercial deployment of Open RAN.
STL recently launched open networking products, covering 5G wireless products like Garuda (indoor small cells), 5G multi-band macro radios and Wi-Fi6 carrier-grade access solutions. These offerings are being tested with top tier telcos in the U.S., UK and APAC.

STL will build two high-power macro radio products as part of the collaboration. The first one is an O-RAN compliant radio providing higher capacity for dense deployments.

STL will also develop an O-RAN compliant 4G+5G Dual Technology Radio that supports both technologies individually or/and concurrently. These 3GPP and O-RAN compliant radio products will be developed over the next year and will enable telecom operators to scale up commercial deployments of open networking infrastructure and prepare their networks for Open RAN 5G.

Jaydeep Ranade, Director of Wireless Engineering for Facebook Connectivity said: “Evenstar program is a part of our efforts to accelerate the availability and commercial readiness of Open RAN solutions.”

Chris Rice, CEO Access Solutions Business, STL, said: “Through this collaboration, STL extends its existing commitment towards creating a robust, open and disaggregated, access network ecosystem.”