Lime Microsystems today announced its work to provide a complete 5G network in a box product called LimeNET, aligned with the Open RAN vision. The app-enabled LimeNET platform provides innovative and tailored cellular applications quickly and cost effectively. The applications cover all aspects of Radio Access Network (RAN) functionality and services from 5G-SA, NB-IoT to Enterprise applications.
“There has been significant research and development in the UK covering the key aspects of 5G networks," says Lime Micro chief executive Ebrahim Bushehri of the partnership. "The work of 5GIC and AWTG, coupled with Lime’s radio technology, provides a leading-edge solution that capitalises on this visionary investment."
Lime Micro partner Gigabyte has published two use-cases for the 5G LimeNET CrowdCell software-defined small-cell system, looking into its impact in the healthcare and live immersive events segments.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Gigabyte on LimeNET 5G CrowdCell which will be showcased as part of the 5G Smart City on Gigabyte Virtual Show that kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 30th June.
Ofcom has made prime mobile spectrum available in four bands via shared access licences which are low cost and straightforward to apply for.
Having provided the general-purpose processing technology at the heart of the LimeNET CrowdCell, Gigabyte is now going to market with a fully-supported ready-to-deploy implementation of the ultra-low-cost software-defined small-cell system powered by Lime Micro's LMS7002M field-programmable radio-frequency IC technology.
"The TIP community has had a significant impact on opening up telecom networks to lower costs, increase innovation, and help operators extend the benefits of high quality connectivity to more communities across the world," says Tenorio. "As Chair I will champion continued innovation and the opening up of supplier ecosystems to more competition."
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.
"We need a new architecture for applications that changes the fixed, hierarchical client/server model," says Armani. "We need to build a larger, faster cloud where billions of devices at the edge can participate as either clients or servers, and provide services directly for one another. We need the edge cloud."