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O2 to further improve network service using Open Radio Access Network technology

Saf Malik
January 16, 2020

O2 is working with Mavenir, DenseAir, and WaveMobile to introduce O-RAN solutions for customers

O2 has today announced a new Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) project to help customers better utilise its network.

O-RAN is an open and software-defined network technology that allows operators to broaden their number of network infrastructure partners to facilitate a better and more cost-effective network service for customers.

O2 is working with partners including Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to introduce O-RAN solutions that the company will think will redefine mobile network economics.

With Mavenir, O2 says they will be enhancing coverage and capacity in high-density environments in London. This will provide enhanced mobile connectivity and better customer experience where customers need it most.

Working with DenseAir, O2 hopes to deploy 4G and 5G networks over an O-RAN solution. O2 works with Millbrook Proving Ground as the public and private network provider of 5G connectivity for the testing and development of CAV technology.

Coverage solutions are being developed with WaveMobile and their current O-RAN network is active on several sites across the UK.

O2 CTO Brendan O’Reilly said: “Connectivity is a lifeline for consumers and businesses alike and we’re committed to delivering the best possible network experience for our customers.

“O-RAN represents a really exciting opportunity to deliver better coverage, in more places, more of the time.

“By opening up our radio access network to smaller vendors, and as we look towards wider adoption of 5G, O-RAN will be part of the solution to bring the latest connectivity to more people around the country.”

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