BOCA RATON, Florida, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Airspan Networks and Altiostar Networks announced today a partnership for accelerating the commercialization of Open RAN 4G and 5G platforms. This partnership will combine the proven expertise of Airspan to deploy compact and intelligent form factors for radio solutions at scale with Altiostar’s proven expertise next generation virtualized RAN (vRAN) solutions.
The partnership is born out of real-world field experience and successful integration of thousands of sites in the world’s first commercial Open cloud-scale web-based virtualized RAN network in Japan. Together the companies will enable network operators all over the world to take advantage of fully virtualized cloud native network architectures utilizing Altiostar’s Open vRAN solution with Airspan’s OpenRANGE platform. Open RAN architectures completely change the status quo for mobile network economics by reducing CapEx and OpEx costs up to 40%, according to a 2019 study conducted by Strategy Analytics.