Solid Mavenir and Mavenir announced the launch of global interoperability tests that includes Open RAN radios and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to provide coverage in buildings. The demonstrated interoperability of Mavenir along with Solid products is an exclusive combination using Open RAN technology merged with neutral host DAS platform, assisting the network operator, neutral host and system integrators reduce the amount of space and power required to speed up and simplify coverage in buildings.
The test validated the interoperability between Solid’s DAS RF interface unit as well as Mavenir’s Open virtualized RAN (vRAN) Distributed Unit (DU) and Centralized Unit (CU) supporting O-RAN Split 7.2x. This testing of interoperability was conducted in accordance with O-RAN Alliance specifications using Solid’s new neutral-host DAS platform, demonstrating configuration with 5G user devices.
“Mavenir positions an Open RAN, cloud-native network approach to disrupt the status quo, allowing businesses and consumers alike to unlock the value of 5G,” said Sachin Karkala, SVP and GM for RAN at Mavenir. “By demonstrating the performance of our Open vRAN DU and CU radio interfaces working in concert with the SOLiD DAS platform, we are advancing the real-world application of O-RAN technology for improved speed, scalability, and agility.”