Bharti Airtel and Taiwan-based Sercomm, a manufacturer of telecom and broadband equipment, jointly developed what they say is the world’s first vRAN-based TDD small cell, offering a plug-and-play application for a cloud radio network connection, according to ET Telecom.
“The introduction of TDD small cells would enable us to further enhance our indoor network connectivity and delight our customers with a superior indoor experience. We are happy to partner with Sercomm for this technology innovation and look forward to working closely,” with the company, said Bharti Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhhon.
With Split Option 2 technology, the distributed unit (DU) uses various broadband links as a backhaul connecting to the cloud-based radio network. The small cell not only greatly improves operation reliability, but also facilitates a heterogeneous network. Adopting an open, distributed and split RAN (Radio Access Network) architecture, enables an efficient 4G-to-5G upgrade path for Airtel.
“Through the collaboration with Airtel, we look forward to continuing technology innovation on the path to revolutionary breakthrough,” said Sercomm CEO James Wang. “We are pleased to team up with an industry leader like Airtel in realizing a next generation mobile network. Together we will open a new era for telecommunication service.”
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