Alcatel-Lucent ties up with cloud software firms
Alcatel-Lucent has collaborated with leading cloud software and hardware companies like Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND to boost the roll out of commercial, virtualised radio access network (vRAN) products. The aim of the collaboration is to improve Alcatel-Lucent’s vRAN technology, working on the CloudBand NFV platform, to ensure that it complies with service providers’ wide performance and reliability needs.
In the wake of increasing consumer demand for video data applications, along with the growth of the IoT and the launch of 5G wireless technology, service providers are looking to optimise their networks to allow new cost and operational efficiencies. With these collaborations, Alcatel-Lucent aims to offer a complete NFVcompliant virtualised radio access network, which will meet with the high-performance, high-availability cloud requirements. Glenn Booth, VP of wireless portfolio management and strategy at Alcatel-Lucent, stated that the firm is leading in vRAN technology and makes use of a strategy of collaboration that combines leading thirdparty technologies, and ensures delivery of high quality products that meet the individual requirements of the service providers’ customers.
“By associating with Red Hat, Advantech and 6WIND, we are boosting the availability of our vRAN, and offering our operators the flexibility and efficiency they need on a large scale for meeting subscriber data demand into the future,” Booth stated.