NEC says its 5G ma-MIMO radio units awarded TIP’s “Requirements Compliant Ribbon”, Telecom News, ET Telecom
With this, NEC stated that the recently launched 5G ma-MIMO radios (RU), in particular the MB5440 window, the 5450 window and the 5460 window, show compliance with the requirements of the OpenRAN RU TIP.
These TIP OpenRAN compliant RU products are available for sub-6 C-bands (n77 and n78), which are among the popular 5G bands available worldwide and can be deployed for use especially in dense urban environments that require high performance and high coverage, according to an official statement.
“Having technology vendors like NEC contributes to COUNCIL OpenRAN Project Group and their products to advance through the TIP testing and validation framework, and the results listed in the TIP Exchange demonstrate how the ecosystem can build, test and purchase OpenRAN equipment in a more efficient way, ”said David Hutton, Chief Engineer, TIP .
“This award comes after NEC was selected by Vodafone for implementation as well Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom for live integration testing of our 5G massive MIMO radios, and we will continue to invest in our offerings to facilitate the global adoption of Open RAN, “said Patrick Lopez, Global Vice President of Product Management for 5G Products. NEC.
“NEC is becoming an important player in the Open RAN domain, and passing its products through testing and TIP validation will accelerate the adoption of Open RAN for much-needed 5G capacity deployments,” added Dimitris Mavrakis, Senior Research Director, ABI Research.