FLEXIBLE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE
WITH POWERFUL
OPENRANGE SOFTWARE

FLEXIBLE CLOUD ARCHITECTURE
WITH POWERFUL
OPENRANGE SOFTWARE

OVERVIEW

With over 25 years of experience on all three layers of radio software, and over 1,000,000 cells deployed, Airspan’s OpenRANGE (Open RAN) software leverages field-proven experience from LTE software releases to continuously deliver innovation with specific 5G-NR packages.

FEATURES

SPLIT ARCHITECTURE OPTIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

Multiple split architecture options, such as 2, 6, and 7.2, enable multi-vendor operation and future-proof CapEx.

Based on open interfaces such as O-RAN, Small Cell Forum (nFAPI), 3GPP F1, and ONAP orchestration.

Breaks the chains of traditional supply chains, revolutionizing the way networks are built today.

FEATURES

vCU/vDU SOFTWARE

Airspan’s OpenRANGE vRAN software allows for modular, scalable architecture, which means deployment flexibility and cost savings.

  • Cloud-native, scalable VRAN
  • Containerized for optimized RAM and CPU resources, compared to traditional approach
  • Faster time-to-market with CI/CD modular micro-service architecture approach
  • Standards-based open interfaces
  • CUPS architecture
  • Compatible with MEC applications through RNIS API
  • Deployment flexibility and cost savings by optimizing edge cloud resources
  • Significant OpEx savings/optimization (energy savings, maintenance, high availability)
  • Real-time VNF scale-up and scale-down
  • Automatic recovery of failed VNF
  • High-service availability with automatic VNF recovery

RADIO INTELLIGENCE CONTROLLER (RIC)

With years of extensive experience in radio resource management (RRM) and SON solutions, Airspan’s RIC portfolio reduces OpEx by simplifying operation complexity and automating the network configuration and optimization process. Fully virtualized solution components are implemented as containerized vNF’s. Compliance with O-RAN open interface definitions enable integration with 3rd party RIC and orchestration solutions:

  • O1 interface for OA&M
  • E2 interface for communication between near-RT RIC and vRAN elements
  • A2 interface for communication between near-RT RIC and non-RT RIC

BENEFITS

SLICE-AWARE RAN WITH ADAPTIVE NETWORK SLICING

The innovative OpenRANGE software uses algorithms to adapt to changing network demands. Featuring dynamic configuration of RAN protocol layers on a per slice basis, it employs a slice-aware, hierarchical scheduler to maximize spectral efficiency under SLA constraints.

DYNAMIC FRONTHAUL

State-of-the-art algorithms are also used to maintain 7.2x fronthaul connectivity over non-ideal links. This enables low-level vRAN splits in a non-optimized infrastructure via dynamic L2 configurations based on proprietary KPI’s. Adapting gracefully to non-ideal and congested transport, OpenRANGE software can handle up to 5 ms latency, allowing deployment and operation over existing transport infrastructure such as microwave, DOCSIS, managed Ethernet, G.Fast, GPON, and Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC).

EDGE CLOUD COMPUTING

Open Architecture serves as a key enabler for maximizing flexibility, lowering latency, and increasing scalability. With on-demand content, latency-sensitive devices, and real-time requirements, data and applications need to get closer to the edge and closer to the user. A shift to the edge, with edge cloud computing, means an ecosystem with less latency, less data resources, and less costs.

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