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Vodafone partners with Mavenir to deploy indoor OpenRAN solution

Paul Lipscombe
July 8, 2021

The solution has been designed for Vodafone’s business customers

Vodafone has announced a partnership with Mavenir to work on a solution based on OpenRAN technology to boost indoor 4G connectivity for its business customers.

The small cell based solution has been designed for business customers that work in medium to large offices.

The product is plug-and-play and provides extensive mobile coverage across the entire office, with the solution designed to support 4G initially.

Software for the solution is provided by software firm Mavenir, while Sercomm is providing the radio hardware.

As it’s plug-and-play, installation of the product means coverage can be deployed instantly.

Vodafone UK chief network officer Andrea Dona said: “So far, OpenRAN deployment has focused on outdoor connectivity, but there is significant potential for this technology in the office environment.

“A simple plug-and-play product, which includes all the attractive benefits of the OpenRAN philosophy, is one that can build on our strength of providing indoor coverage through both our macro network and bespoke solutions.”

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