First radio-aware disaggregated cell site router

First radio-aware disaggregated cell site router

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

Ceragon Networks and IP Infusion have announced a partnership to deliver innovative products for the $4 billion wireless transport and the $2 billion cell-site routing markets. IP Infusion’s OcNOS® (open compute network operating system) will enable Ceragon to launch its IP-50FX, a platform through which it will offer a new family of open disaggregated wireless transport and radio-aware cell site routing systems, starting as soon as next quarter.

An industry’s first, the radio-aware disaggregated cell site router concept is realized by integrating OcNOS with Ceragon’s new TIP-compliant router hardware. A key advantage of this configuration is disaggregation, which allows different hardware and software elements to operate together. Consequently, this solution is not only extremely cost-effective but also eliminates vendor lock-in, as operators can use any commercial off-the-shelf hardware with Ceragon’s Radio Aware Open Networking (RAON). 

Through the strategic partnership, IP Infusion will provide Ceragon with a customized open-architecture OcNOS version with unique features that will enable Ceragon to build a highly differentiated and flexible solution to address the growing wireless transport and the cell-site routing markets. Ceragon will also be taking advantage of IP Infusion’s world-class maintenance and technical support.

Doron Arazi, CEO of Ceragon Networks: “Through this important partnership, we will be able to implement the open network concept as a key driver, helping operators to dramatically increase their operational efficiency with our RAON software layer, providing them far higher quality of experience to subscribers, and allowing them to achieve significantly faster time-to-market for new services and technologies. IP Infusion will supply the powerful network operating system to help us deliver new wireless transport routing hardware and software, allowing our customers to easily enter and leverage the 5G era as well as opening up a new addressable market for us.”

Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion: “With our customized offering of feature-rich OcNOS, Ceragon can accelerate the introduction of disruptive solutions. The containerized and virtualized architecture of OcNOS, hands-on support, and ongoing development of features enable Ceragon to shorten their integration cycles and time to market.”

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