HPE’s Open RAN Telecom Blitz: 5 Big Things To Know
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Thursday stepped up its Open RAN initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the cost of operating massive telecom networks with new RAN Automation software for service management and orchestration.
HPE RAN Automation Supports Legacy Networks
HPE’s new RAN Automation software will support legacy networks in addition to vRAN and Open RAN networks.
A key deliverable for the new software is backward compatibility with 3G, 4G and 5G networks under the same software management architecture, said Craig.
Customers will be able to use the tool for “day-to-day activities on legacy environments” including monitoring radio access sites and troubleshooting sites for radio access, said Capperi.
In fact, Capperi said, the software can be used to automatically fix bugs and patching on telecom network firmware, for powering up and down infrastructure and for software management distribution.
The machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities HPE brings to the table will bring more automation to legacy networks including in areas like traffic steering, quality of service resource-based optimization, and energy savings based on site discovery, said Capperi “Our journey is to make sure that today legacy [networks] and tomorrow O-RAN are addressed by the team,” he said.