As 5G is being rolled out across the countries, open radio access network (Open RAN) technologies have quickly gained momentum, Dell Technologies and Fujitsu join hands to make it easier for communications service providers (CSPs) to accelerate the adoption of the deployment of Open RAN solutions.
Dell Technologies and Fujitsu partnership will pave the path for CSPs to create open networks with the technologies of their choice by collaborating on Open RAN solutions and initiatives.
Developed for Dell PowerEdge and other x86-based servers, the Dell Open RAN Accelerator Card is an inline Layer 1 processing card that brings the performance of today’s radio access networks to the Open RAN ecosystem. The card improves the server’s performance by processing all Layer 1 computations, enabling the server CPU to focus only on Layer 2 computations. Offloading the Layer 1 computations from the server CPU lowers the overall CPU requirements, power consumption, and overall costs.
With Fujitsu’s RUs deployed worldwide networks, multiple bands are supported in one compact unit to provide flexibility and choice. The radios’ high-efficiency amplifier technology helps operators reduce power consumption, supporting green initiatives with greater energy efficiency.
“With Fujitsu’s ORAN technology, we’re bringing more value to communication service providers with access to a broad choice of ecosystem partners and price performant technology for their open network deployments,” said Andrew Vaz, vice president of product management, Dell Technologies Telecom Systems Business. “We’re expanding our partner ecosystem to drive faster innovation and a less costly and more efficient path to open RAN, so network operators can deploy open, 5G networks with confidence.”
“Our collaboration with Dell will broaden the growing Open RAN ecosystem, giving operators more power to choose the best components for their network, regardless of manufacturer,” said Greg Manganello, vice head of the mobile systems business unit at Fujitsu. “The innovation and network efficiencies that are inherent with Open RAN technology will also contribute to a more connected and sustainable world.”