UPDATED 12:43 EDT / MARCH 15 2023


Telecom Infra Project and Dell work to advance Open RAN innovations

As 5G continues to deploy and evolve globally, disaggregation becomes more essential to society’s progress. Open Radio Access Networks allow for leveraging multi-vendor solutions. 

The Telecom Infra Project, know as TIP, founded in 2016, is working to drive infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity.

“Telecom Infra Project is a U.S. based non-profit organization community that brings different participants … together to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN and open interface solutions around the globe,” said Abdel Bagegni (pictured, right), technical program manager of the Telecom Infra Project.

Bagegni and Manya Rastogi (pictured), product manager at Dell Technologies Inc., spoke with theCUBE analysts Dave Vellante and David Nicholson at MWC 2023, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed adapting and evolving Open RAN and advances in technologies that increase performance while improving power efficiency. (* Disclosure below.)

One step farther

Dell, which is a contributor to TIP, has become a leader in Open RAN, providing new avenues for RAN customization and flexibility, according to Rastogi .

“Dell is leading or accelerating the innovation at the telecom edge with all these ruggedized servers that we are offering,” she said. “XR8000 is going to be one of the star servers for telecom with offering various workloads. It can be vRAN, Open RAN, multi-access edge compute.”

While the interface between the legacy core and RAN has become more fluid, the technology will take a bit more time to mature to allow for plugging and playing different units together, according to Bagegni.

“The use cases today, with what industries are looking for, have that kind of opportunity to pull this kind of demand. But it needs to work close by what happens in the technology space,” he stated.

Another vital aspect of the 5G evolution includes silicon providers such as Broadcom Inc., which delivers supporting components that connect server architecture key elements. This segment will directly help advance the compute market’s performance and efficiency gains.

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the MWC 2023 event:

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