Celona Introduces Industry’s First Enterprise Open RAN
CUPERTINO, Calif., September 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Celona, the leading innovator and pioneer of 5G LAN solutions, today announced the first business-focused implementation of the world’s open radio access networks. ‘O-RAN Alliance (O-RAN) of specifications enabling the virtualization of 5G radio access network software within private mobile networks. Celona also announced the signing of a strategic partnership and investment agreement with In-Q-Tel Inc. providing their US intelligence and national security partners with the first 5G LAN technology.
“Celona’s software-defined wireless network solution enables businesses to configure and manage their own private 5G and LTE cellular networks for secure business communications,” said Brinda Jadeja, Senior Partner, Investments at In-Q -Phone. “Their solution is designed to facilitate the deployment of secure wireless connectivity, making it well suited for deployment in the varied operating environments of the United States’ intelligence and national security communities. “
EXTENDING THE BORDERLESS BUSINESS ACROSS THE RAN
Celona’s new O-RAN capabilities extend its Edgeless Enterprise architecture by offering customers the ability to run cellular radio access and RAN intelligent controller (RIC) functions directly in Celona’s 5G base software that works anywhere on common edge cloud platforms. Celona’s unique O-RAN approach provides full integration and additional flexibility to meet the stringent requirements of enterprise applications for explicit network performance, including bandwidth, capacity and latency.
As part of Celona’s 5G-First Edgeless enterprise network architecture, Celona’s O-RAN support provides various RAN splitting options within a single 5G radio hardware access point to using standard interfaces defined by 3GPP, ORAN Alliance and Small Cell Forum. Celona’s 5G O-RAN, edge and core solutions can also be integrated with components from third-party vendors.
Celona’s edgeless enterprise is an architectural approach that converges network services, enterprise applications, cybersecurity tools, WAN optimization, and now RAN functions on cutting-edge cloud-native computing platforms that can be deployed virtually anywhere to achieve the highest levels of agility and performance.
“Instead of starting with a traditional telecommunications network architecture and trying to forcefully adapt to the business environment, Celona’s Enterprise O-RAN solution is designed from the ground up with network architectures. business and use cases in mind. Having fully embraced O-RAN principles from day one, we envision a converged 5G core that orchestrates multi-RAN technologies and integrates with enterprise switch fabric, SD-WAN, and other network services. vital as the right solution around which – end-SLA management can be applied, ”said Dr Mehmet Yavuz, Co-Founder and CTO of Celona. “While there are cases where large-scale enterprises and MSP deployments require RAN virtualization and native integration with mobile operator core networks, we believe most businesses will want a fully integrated approach. with the ability to change their deployment model as a business. evolved. We offer both options.
Unlike other networking technologies, 5G adopts a service-based core network architecture with a cloud-native software stack. This allows traditional monolithic network services to be broken down into modular and stateless network functions that meet specific SLA requirements for a variety of applications in a scalable and flexible way. Celona now applies techniques similar to 5G RAN by virtualizing RAN functions using a standard interface defined by 3GPP, the ORAN Alliance and the Small Cell Forum.
Celona’s O-RAN capabilities allow organizations to create a way to introduce advanced RAN functionality and capabilities beyond standard centralized feature sets by leveraging a programmable open software development approach.
To make the promise of 5G a reality, businesses need a solution that is practical, scalable, profitable, and in full control. Following the key principles of Open RAN is crucial to achieve this goal by:
- Enable open APIs and standard interfaces that provide unprecedented interoperability,
- Maximize the use of standard hardware and commercial silicon, and
- Minimize proprietary hardware to reduce OPEX and CAPEX costs.
With Celona’s O-RAN support, virtualized functions, such as signaling and data packet processing, MAC layer packet scheduling, protocol conversion and encryption, can be bundled with the ability to dynamically allocate different resources in an effective and efficient manner. This helps organizations migrate to an on-demand enterprise architecture that meets evolving application needs while embracing the enterprise 5G revolution.
Celona is a pioneer and the only outright provider of 5G LAN and MAN solutions. The company is focused on accelerating the adoption of mission-critical applications across corporate wireless networks and helping organizations implement a new generation of digital business initiatives. Leveraging dynamic spectrum sharing options such as CBRS in the United States, Celona’s Edgeless Enterprise architecture is designed to automate the adoption of 5G cellular wireless technology by enterprises and their technology partners. For more information, visit celona.io and follow Celona on Twitter @celonaio.