"We are pleased with trials of OpenRAN and are ready to fast track it into Europe," says Vodafone Group chief executive officer Nick Read. "OpenRAN improves the network economics enabling us to reach more people in rural communities and that supports our goal to build digital societies in which no-one is left behind."
Modular design includes high-performance general-purpose processing (GPP), LimeSDR-based software defined radio (SDR), and an app ecosystem designed to speed development, deployment, and reconfiguration of network services ranging from voice and data relay to edge-network processing and caching.
"The TIP CrowdCell, backed by Vodafone and Facebook among others, is designed to create 4G and 5G small cells for use in smart homes, offices, campuses and similar, to deliver enhanced connectivity quickly and easily via a plug-and-play device," the paper details, ushering in the "era of software-defined radio" for operators.
Users of Lime Microsystems technologies, including the LimeSDR and LimeNET families, are invited to submit brief summaries of their projects and experimentations to highlight the breadth and diversity of the community in Lime's first Field Report Contest.
Software-defined RF front-end board coming to Crowd Supply soon, includes power amplification, filter, and support circuitry for real-world use-cases including amateur radio/satcom, cellular, and wideband radio networks.
Attendees to MWC 2019 will find Lime Microsystems in Hall 7 Stand 7J22, and also as part of the Telecom Infra Project in Hall 2.1 Stand 2.1B27Ex.
"Open Research Institute and Phase 4 Ground are honoured to be given the chance to put advanced software defined radio hardware like the LimeSDR Mini into the hands of active developers across the world," says ORI's Michelle Thompson of the hardware grant.
The latest on operators, community applications, the new LimeSDR Mini, and future innovation in wireless technology.