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Next-gen Open RAN Appliance boosts virtualisation

Next-gen Open RAN Appliance boosts virtualisation

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting



Lanner Electronics has announced its next-generation Open RAN Appliance, designated ECA-5540. Featuring a short-depth chassis and front access IO design, the ECA-5540 is powered by the latest 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Sapphire Rapids EE, which is equipped with Intel vRAN boost and QAT crypto acceleration for improved virtualization performance and power efficiency.”

With the growing demand for open radio access network (Open RAN) systems, the ECA-5540 offers a scalable, high-performance platform for telecom operators to build and deploy 5G radio access networks that are open, efficient, and secure. Specifically designed for distributed/centralized RAN deployments, the ECA-5540 supports up to 1024-GB DDR5 memory, an OCP 3.0 NIC module, dual PCIe expansions and secure BMC/TPM 2.0. Lanner ECA-5540 allows telco operators to deliver the benefits of software-defined, virtualized networks services with secure, high-speed connections between Next. Generation Node B (gNB) and User Equipment (UE). 

Next-gen Open RAN Appliance boosts virtualisation

Powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel® vRAN Boost, ECA-5540 can deliver twice the capacity gains generation over generation within the same power envelope and up to an additional 20% power savings with integrated acceleration, meeting critical performance, scaling and energy efficiency requirements for network virtualization workloads.

“The launch of the ECA-5540 is a significant milestone for Lanner as we continue to drive innovation in the 5G Private Network market,” said Jean Tseng, CTO at Lanner Electronics. “We are pleased to collaborate with Intel on the launch of the next-generation ECA-5540 Open RAN Appliance. The combination of our expertise in high-performance, high-throughput network computing hardware and the powerful Sapphire Rapids EE processor provides the performance, security, and scalability needed for Open RAN deployment.”

The ECA-5540 is now available for early-access testing.

 

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