Vodafone becomes first UK mobile operator to switch on live OpenRAN site with Mavenir
BUILTH WELLS, Wales & RICHARDSON, Texas -Friday 28 August 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vodafone UK has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on an OpenRAN 4G site, partnering with Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This deployment in Wales is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys. Vodafone plans to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to rural communities and introduce new suppliers in the radio network.
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