TIM announced the deployment of the Open RAN (Open Radio Access Network) to innovate the mobile access network in Italy.
TIM has tied up with JMA Wireless, a leader in mobile coverage and the development of Open RAN software, to adopt this open network model in Faenza city. TIM will use the Open RAN software that decouples the components (hardware and software) of the radio access network.
In this case the radio node on the 4G network has been built by combining JMA’s software baseband with the radio units provided by Microelectronics Technology (MTI). Going forward, this venture will also extend to 5G solutions.
The deployment of Open RAN solutions, which is in line with the objectives of TIM’s 2021-2023 ‘Beyond Connectivity’ plan, will unite the potential of the cloud and Artificial Intelligence with the evolution of the mobile network.
The investment in Open RAN solutions will enable operators to further strengthen security standards, improve network performances and optimize costs to provide advanced digital services such as the new solutions for Industry 4.0, the smart city and autonomous driving.