Legacy spectrums like 2G & 3G are still relevant in many markets for years to come. There is still a large need to bridge that legacy technology with Open RAN and cloud-native solutions.
This is why, perhaps, network software provider Mavenir found the need to make possible the integration of 2G and 3G technologies into its existing broadband suite for 4G and 5G.
The company says that the new end to end cloud-native solution, that covers the complete stack of all mobile technologies – 2G/3G/4G/5G, in mobile networks for both radio access and packet core, will provide a fully containerized solution that can enable mobile network automation and webscale agility.
Mavenir, in its press statement, says that for the RAN component, the 2G and 3G capabilities will be fully integrated into the OpenRAN architecture, with fully containerized CU and DU to provide all-in-one Multi Radio Access Technology (vMRAT).
The 2G and 3G stack will also be fully integrated into the packet core solution, being totally cloud native with Service Based Architecture (SBA). This enhances Mavenir’s existing converged packet core solution, in 4G and 5G deployments around the world today and already providing gateway capabilities, to now provide full mobility integration into 2G/3G.
According to Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir’s President and CEO, the solution will feature the ability to scale and utilize a single architecture to cover all generations (multi-G) of mobile technologies, with an extremely agile and flexible configuration for faster time to market and remote operations of the core and radio access network.
Mavenir’s latest offering is expected to be available by 2Q2021, on any virtualized and containerized platform, including the Mavenir WebScale Platform which is the Open Source Kubernetes software layer with the Mavenir Telco Integration Layer (Platform as a Service) on top.
This is expected to address operator needs in terms of security, legal intercept, operational monitoring, configurability, and high availability.