Telefónica expands the Open RAN ecosystem by successfully validating its new 5G SA small cell
Telefónica collaborates with Node-H, Askey and Qualcomm Technologies to build the all-in-one 5G Standalone small cell
Madrid, 14th February 2022.- Telefónica is announcing today the successful validation of its new Open RAN all-in-one 5G Standalone small cell.
The demonstration carried out by Node-H and Askey in Telefonica’s Technology & Automation Lab is a step forward to deliver highly performant, open, flexible, secure and reliable 5G services with small cells. With this ORAN-compliant solution Telefonica targets to increase the small cell ecosystem by delivering an innovative product that enables a wide range of use cases for different vertical markets.
The all-in-one 5G small cell, developed by Askey, is powered by the Qualcomm® FSM100 5G RAN Platform; a high performance and low power solution for small cells, and with Node-H’s scalable radio access, security, and management software. This small cell is a complete 5G base station that can be connected either directly to Telefónica’s macro network or to a local private 5G core. Moreover, the modular architecture of the small cell logically separates the CU, DU and RU functionalities following open and standard interfaces, which adds extra flexibility to the solution. With this approach, Telefónica expands its Open RAN portfolio and is one step closer to deploying tailored and highly-performant 5G open networks across a wide range of deployment models and sizes ranging from just a handful of cells to large campus networks.
The full Telefónica Press Release can be read at the following link: