Turk Telekom selects Mavenir for Open virtualized RAN pilot

Turk Telekom has selected Mavenir for an Open virtualized RAN (Open vRAN) pilot in Turkey. Telecom Infra Project (TIP) will support the trial and ComPro Information Technologies will be the systems integrator.
Turk Telekom, Mavenir and ComPro in vRAN pilot
Turk Telekom’s pilot is designed to contribute to the work of Open RAN and Open Transport project groups within TIP. Mavenir’s Open vRAN solution, which is based virtualized Open RAN Split 7.2x architecture, gives operators increased business agility, network elasticity and flexibility.

Mavenir will be providing an end-to-end Open vRAN solution which will allow a single architecture to support the existing 4G network, as well as densify coverage for 5G. Processing will be aggregated in the central units (CUs) and distributed units (DUs) simplifying the cell sites and transforming the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Responsibilities of ComPro as System Integrator, include the delivery and installation of various O-RAN compliant components, whilst ensuring the smooth integration of multi-vendor solutions.

The pilot will include 4G radio units (RUs), 4G small cells and 5G Massive MIMO RUs with embedded beamforming technologies that conform to the O-RAN Alliance fronthaul specifications. The pilot will test Open vRAN in the Türk Telekom Innovation Center and in the field on pilot sites.

“Disruptive technologies such as Open vRAN have potential for the sustainability of networks,” Turk Telekom’s CTO Yusuf Kırac said.

From left to right: Turk Telekom CTO Yusuf Kıraç; Mavenir SVP RAN Business Unit Puneet Sethi; ComPro Vice President Hakan Yildiz.