Mobile data consumption is increasing faster than conventional RAN architectures can manage. Conventional RAN architectures are not intelligent and they can not aggregate capacity or handle local traffic surges. They are costly, difficult to scale, and resource-intensive to maintain. vRAN architecture enhances user experience, improves performance, reduces costs, and simplifies expansion and migration operations. According to Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, the CEO of Deutsche Telekom AG's towers business, a traditional RAN would account for about 70% of overall spending to build a 5G network.
Argela specializes in RAN Intelligent Controller and pioneers in Open RAN and 5G, brings unique expertise and IP in RAN slicing without which, end-to-end slicing can not be complete. Argela 4G and 5G RIC are in the advanced stage of development following more than five years of rigorous research and development, and numerous proof-of-concept trials already successfully completed or underway with major service providers around the world.
RIC technology helps operators to operationalize Open RAN by providing intelligent, cloud-based control of disaggregated and virtualized radio functions across the access and edge domains, therefore enabling RAN automation and optimization in a wide range of use cases. It is also an important component of end-to-end network slicing, enabling ‘tuning’ of various radio access resources to reliably deliver against granular SLAs (Service Level Agreements) for specific use cases. In addition, RIC unlocks innovation in the radio domain by leveraging both near-real-time and non-real-time user and network data to create and deploy innovative, AI-driven applications and services. It can also control the transmission power of the radios as well as baseband resources to reduce the RAN power consumption for the realization of a carbon-neutral, decarbonized society.
Argela and Juniper Networks recently created a Joint Innovation Path for Accelerated Open RAN Development and Deployment where, Argela with its technical domain experts, are providing professional services to RIC development and its integration to Juniper’s product portfolio.