RIC and RAN, Robin and Ribbon

August 7, 2020

VMWare and Intel said they would be extending their integration in vRAN, with VMWare developing a RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) based on Intel Flexran architecture. The RIC is a software element designed to run on standard hardware that, as it sounds, carries out near-real time (there’s also non-real time version) functions such as automated optimisation, […]


Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service

August 4, 2020

It’s no secret that the mobile and wireless industry continues to push the bounds of innovation. Whether it’s relatively simple but revolutionary actions like connecting smartphones to speedy networks or on-the-horizon activities like precision agriculture, the mobile and wireless sector remains a hotbed of innovation. And it doesn’t hurt that many of the innovations in […]


Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)

July 23, 2020

The emergence of 5G and virtualization in all areas of the communications landscape has, in many cases, sped up the disruption of the traditional telecom equipment market. Incumbent equipment vendors are now scrapping with a bunch of software-powered startups that provide some combination of web-scale agility and telco-grade resiliency to networking, routing, 5G radio access […]


Deutsche Telekom, Intel and VMware collaborate on open and intelligent vRAN

July 9, 2020

Panel Discussion Has the telecoms industry finally come up with a way to unlock the radio access network; seen by many as the last bastion of closed, proprietary solutions? VMware and Deutsche Telekom have been collaborating on an open and intelligent vRAN platform, based on O-RAN standards and using Intel’s FlexRAN architecture, to bring greater […]


A tale of Open RAN innovation from Cohere Technologies

June 29, 2020

One company with a different approach to processing beaming management calculations is Cohere Technologies. Cohere came to attention at the start of the year when it was revealed to have been part of a Deutsche Telekom trial of new O-RAN and vRAN technology. DT was testing virtual infrastructure from VMWare to host virtual instances of […]


Light Reading’s Leading Lights 2020: The Finalists

June 25, 2020

We are honored by @Light_Reading #LLAwards shortlisting for “Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service” and “Company of the Year” (Private) — among esteemed companies. Our sincere thanks to the judges. Read more here


Open RAN Policy Coalition Welcomes Fourteen New Members

June 12, 2020

The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to welcome 14 new companies to its membership. New members include Ciena, Cohere Technologies, Crown Castle, DeepSig, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JMA Wireless, Marvell Technology Group, Nokia, Pivotal Commware, Quanta Cloud Technology, Radisys, Reliance Jio,, and U.S. Cellular.  Coalition membership now totals 45 global technology companies. “We are […]


GSMA MWC Shorts: Connecting Everyone & Everything

May 1, 2020

Spending on urban 5G might cover much of the population with dense, high-capacity networks, but IoT, emergency services and businesses of all kinds demand greater coverage than any earlier generation. With spend on dense 5G absorbing capex, how can budgets stretch to deliver large-scale coverage and capacity? Meanwhile many countries just won’t have a business […]