Intel and Amdocs Join Forces to Advance Open and Intelligent 5G Radio Access Networks
Open 5G Radio Access Networks architectures hold the key to next-gen mobile internet connectivity. Open Radio Access Networks or O-RAN help mobile telecom network providers navigate the complexities of 5G and Edge architecture with superior open source software and hardware support. Intel and Amdocs have joined forces to further streamline O-RAN capabilities for 5G and Edge platforms.
Here’s a quick summary of Intel’s integration with Amdocs vRAN capability.
Advancements in 5G Radio Access Networks Built on the Integration Model of Amdocs SmartRAN with Intel’s FlexRAN
Amdocs’ Machine Learning-driven optimization and analytics solution will now deliver a higher quality of service for 5G massive multi-antenna systems. A leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies Amdocs chose to partner with Intel to enhance 5G adoption across diverse global markets. The integration of Amdocs’ SmartRAN optimization solution with Intel’s FlexRAN software reference architecture will enable mobile operators to better fulfill service level objectives and deliver exceptional user experiences across their 5G vRAN by embedding intelligence in every layer of the RAN.
Amdocs SmartRAN currently serves as a blueprint to help speed the development of virtualized RAN (vRAN) solutions.
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How Amdocs Serves The 5G Market with New vRAN Integration
Integrating Intel’s FlexRAN with machine learning libraries into the solution further enhances SmartRAN’s data analytics and management capabilities so that customers can better tune their network performance.
Amdocs is also developing its SmartRAN solution to support testing use cases that are established by the O-RAN Alliance, starting with the massive multi-antenna use case.
By following this use case and integrating FlexRAN, the solution is planned to allow testing and customization of SmartRAN to enable the mobile network operator to develop the policies, configurations, or machine learning techniques to flexibly configure massive MIMO system parameters in a way that serves their service level objectives.
What SmartRAN does?
SmartRAN processes massive sets of data with an innovative approach that leverages machine-learning and real-time analytics to enable service providers to flexibly and automatically configure network parameters and perform closed-loop optimization of services and network resources.
Virtualized RAN (VRAN) Architectures are the Real Game-Changer in 5G
At the time of this announcement, Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Media, Network and Technology at Amdocs said,
“Service providers are driving open, virtualized and distributed network architectures for 5G to better address the performance demands of new immersive services as well as meet customer needs with more pragmatic network investments and streamlined operations.”
Anthony added, “Optimization solutions for virtualized RAN systems such as Amdocs SmartRAN enable service providers to deliver both great customer experiences as well as drive network efficiency by automatically analyzing a wide range of usage and network KPIs to take actions to meet service expectations while optimally utilizing available network resources.”
“Communications service providers are embracing the use of virtualization across the entire network, including the RAN, for increased agility and cost efficiencies as they support a range of new use cases and services,” said Cristina Rodriguez, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Wireless Access Network Division.
Cristina added, “Using FlexRAN to build a cloud native, virtualized RAN based on Intel Xeon processors, in combination with Amdocs SmartRAN, service providers can more quickly deploy new analytics capabilities that optimize the end user’s quality of experience.”
Amdocs SmartRAN, when deployed at the Edge will benefit countless 5G-connected devices and gadgets to reap the full benefits of a fast-speed internet, interoperability, and security. The immediate 5G applications will serve segments in emerging tech sectors such as Industrial IoT, Driverless vehicles and UAVs / Drones, and selected industrial units that leverage network slicing techniques to gear up on the much-needed wireless firmware upgrades.
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