Fujitsu is collaborating with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenRAN Project Group to accelerate adoption of open radio access network infrastructure, helping service providers speed new 5G services to market at reduced costs.
With commercial 5G deployments gaining momentum worldwide, an increasing number of network service providers are embracing Open RAN technologies to take advantage of greater component choice, reduced costs and improved network performance. The TIP OpenRAN Project Group strives to create a robust and sustainable ecosystem for open infrastructure compliant with 3GPP and O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications.
As a pioneer in the development of open, disaggregated technology, Fujitsu is contributing 5G multi-band O-RAN compliant radios to the TIP OpenRAN project group. The dual-band and tri-band radios are certified by Fujitsu and listed on the TIP Exchange marketplace, allowing service providers to quickly find interoperable solutions and reference designs for 4G and 5G networks.
The multi-band Fujitsu radios feature an open interface radio unit (RU) and world-class power efficiency. The radios also feature a new algorithm for wideband operation with digital pre-distortion compensation (DPD), and a new amplifier technology optimized for wideband signal transmission.
“Availability of Open RAN-compliant radios is key to enabling service providers to quickly and efficiently build out tomorrow’s 5G networks,” said Dr. Femi Adeyemi, head of the wireless business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “As a longstanding proponent of open networking, Fujitsu is committed to helping advance the adoption of Open RAN infrastructure through our innovative O-RAN radio technology.”
“The development of a vibrant ecosystem will allow mobile network operators to select best-of-breed components from an increasing number of suppliers,” said David Hutton, chief engineer, TIP. “Fujitsu’s contributions to the TIP OpenRAN project group and its commitment to self-certification of its products according to the requirements of operators within the Project Group are an important part of our efforts to continually improve performance of the RAN through innovation, automation and competition.”
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations working together to accelerate development and deployment of open, disaggregated and standards-based technology solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come.