Benetel integrates its Radio Unit with Radisys 5G RAN software to enable OpenRAN deployments

05 January 2021

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Advanced 4G & 5G solutions specialist for future telecommunications infrastructure, Benetel has announced that it has integrated its Radio Unit (RU) with Radisys’ 5G NR OpenRAN software to enable OpenRAN deployments for communication, industrial & private network markets.

In addition to the new 5G solution, the two companies have executed a licensing agreement for Radisys’ LTE software to allow its distribution with Benetel’s eNodeB radio platforms.

The pre-integrated Radisys® and Benetel 5G NR solution can be deployed in both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G modes, providing operators with flexible deployment options. The companies have recently demonstrated a successful 5G SA call over the n78 5G band using the integrated solution.

We are excited to partner with Radisys on this joint 4G and 5G offering targeted for OpenRAN deployments,” says Adrian O’Connor, CEO of Benetel. “OpenRAN success will be linked to a close integration between a CU/DU solution and an O-RU provider. Radisys is the ideal partner for our solution given its leadership in the OpenRAN ecosystem and its industry-leading LTE and 5G NR software stacks.

Open telecom solutions specialist, Radisys has designed its 5G NR software suite to support both NSA and SA, providing an easy migration path from LTE/LTE-Advanced deployments to 5G. It is targeted at mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies. Radisys’ 5G NR software suite is compliant with 3GPP Release 15 and O-RAN standards with a strong roadmap to evolve towards Release 16. Radisys also provides 5G Core Network functions, as defined by 3GPP.

Service providers and enterprises want to build their networks with open and disaggregated software and hardware components to reap the benefits of a multi-vendor ecosystem,” says Munish Chhabra, Head of Software & Services Business, Radisys. “With Benetel, we are providing a pre-integrated OpenRAN solution that enables operator and enterprise customers to accelerate their network deployments to deliver new innovative services and generate new revenues.


About Benetel
Headquartered in Dublin, the organisation’s technically proficient and highly experienced team drive real innovation in the roll-out of small cell infrastructure. Today, Benetel develops leading-edge radio solutions for 5G and 4G/LTE Small Cells. Benetel is committed to supporting the evolving radio access networks around the world by producing hardware and related services that fully embrace the principle of openness. Offering radio units in a variety of frequency bands and output powers, Benetel enables its customers to get competitive and radically increase their speed to market of the newest network infrastructure.


About Radisys
Radisys is a global leader in open telecom solutions and services. Its disaggregated platforms and integration services leverage open reference architectures and standards combined with open software and hardware, enabling service providers to drive open digital transformation. Radisys offers an end-to-end solutions portfolio from digital end points, to disaggregated and open access and core solutions, to immersive digital applications and engagement platforms. Its world-class and experienced network services organisation delivers full lifecycle services to help service providers build and operate highly scalable and high-performance networks at optimum total cost of ownership.


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