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Vodafone and NEC Start Trialing Open RAN Technology

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:09am

LONDON, Oct 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Vodafone and NEC Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, in partnership with Altiostar, have jointly announced the first successful voice call made on an open virtual Radio Access Network (Open RAN) on Vodafone's network in the Netherlands.

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  • LONDON, Oct 20, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Vodafone and NEC Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, in partnership with Altiostar, have jointly announced the first successful voice call made on an open virtual Radio Access Network (Open RAN) on Vodafone's network in the Netherlands.
  • Open RAN technology is the foundation of next-generation wireless infrastructure driven by innovation and open standards.
  • During the course of this trial, Vodafone and NEC intend to integrate solutions of leading Open RAN technology vendors, such as Altiostar and various other radio vendors, including NEC's own 5G radio products, using commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware from third parties, enabling Vodafone to transform its network to a software-based one suiting multiple deployment scenarios.
  • "We are delighted to work together with NEC towards the first live Open RAN site," said Ruud Koeyvoets, Vodafone Mobile Networks' Director.

NEC C&C Foundation Awards 2020 C&C Prize

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 3:17am

Because Professor Jun Murai has made achievements such as these that are extremely significant to our world today, we believe he is a worthy recipient for the C&C Prize.

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  • Because Professor Jun Murai has made achievements such as these that are extremely significant to our world today, we believe he is a worthy recipient for the C&C Prize.
  • Database systems are also used on websites when you book a flight or look up books on an online library catalog.
  • The Foundation is funded by NEC Corporation.
  • Each prize winner receives a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (ten million yen per group).

NEC Selects NXP RF Airfast Multi-chip Modules for Massive MIMO 5G Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile in Japan

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 1:00am

NEC's Massive MIMO 5G antenna RU features a 5G open virtual radio access network (vRAN) interface and has been adopted by Rakuten Mobile for its fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network.

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  • NEC's Massive MIMO 5G antenna RU features a 5G open virtual radio access network (vRAN) interface and has been adopted by Rakuten Mobile for its fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network.
  • NXP's new AFSC5G40E38 RF Airfast multi-chip module was developed to meet the frequency and power requirements of Japan's 5G infrastructure deployment.
  • The device is part of an expanding portfolio of NXP RF Airfast multi-chip modules being developed to enable 5G infrastructure deployments throughout the world.
  • NEC teamed up with Rakuten Mobile to develop and manufacture the 5G infrastructure that leverages NXP's RF Airfast multi-chip modules.