The FINANCIAL — Samsung Electronics today released the second edition of Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) whitepaper, highlighting the components and benefits of its vRAN and how it can help maximize efficiencies in operators’ network deployment, operation and management, eventually reducing the total cost of ownership, according to Samsung.
In July 2020, Samsung unveiled its fully virtualized 5G RAN (vRAN) and earlier this year, announced the successful commercialization of its 5G vRAN for a Tier One U.S. operator.
Samsung vRAN is hardware-agonistic—where the baseband functions are decoupled from the underlying hardware and can operate over a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server. With its cloud-native and container-based architecture, Samsung vRAN enables operators to freely allocate resources and automatically scale its components depending on network traffic patterns. Operators can also add new features and introduce next-generation technologies with ease. Another benefit of its cloud-native architecture is its automation capabilities, which dramatically simplify end-to-end network management. With Samsung vRAN, operators can quickly meet the evolving demands of new and existing services with minimal impact on deployment.
For additional information on Samsung vRAN, refer to our whitepapers: Virtualized RAN Vol. 1 and Virtualized RAN Vol. 2
Samsung has pioneered the successful delivery of 5G end-to-end solutions including chipsets, radios, and core. Through ongoing research and development, Samsung drives the industry to advance 5G networks with its market-leading product portfolio from fully virtualized RAN and Core to private network solutions and AI-powered automation tools. The company is currently providing network solutions to mobile operators that deliver connectivity to hundreds of millions of users around the world, according to Samsung.