Juniper Networks and Vodafone have achieved a successful field trial, validating both Admission Control and Traffic Steering applications running on top of the open and interoperable Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) platform.
This trial, validated with live traffic on a Vodafone commercial network, is based on an open, software-driven architecture that demonstrates the power of openness and intelligence to effectively address the key business challenges faced by mobile operators today – OPEX control, service differentiation, customer experience and sustainability among others.
Sustainable networking is imperative for mobile operators and successful RIC trials in Open RAN networks help drive more energy-efficient and sustainable operations.
“The success of this trial represents the first RIC deployment in our live commercial network, aligned with the O-RAN Alliance specifications,” said Paco Martin, Head of Open RAN, Vodafone Group.
“This successful trial is a testament to the clear focus on open interfaces and serves as a significant stepping stone that will spur further innovation in the Open RAN space, said Constantine Polychronopoulos,” Group VP, 5G & Telco Cloud, Juniper Networks.Click below to share this article