Network equipment supplier albis-elcon, part of the listed UET AG (ISIN: DE000A0LBKW6), is expanding its partnership with manufacturer Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) towards open mobile technologies for 5G and 6G networks. The company made the announcement at the IEEE 5G++ Summit in Dresden and is presenting the first OPEN RAN solution together with Advantech.
albis-elcon has been working with Advantech in the field of open network technologies for almost two years, enabling disaggregation, the separation of hardware, operating system and application. As a result, fixed and now mobile operators benefit from more flexibility and less dependency in the choice of devices and applications.
The Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) and Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) technologies have the potential to make network functions available more quickly via open interfaces and to increase the efficiency of 5G networks.
Here, the albis-elcon software suite uSphir is used as a link between hardware and application and, with the virtualization of network functions, provides the basis for an open ecosystem environment. If requested by the customer, albis-elcon also assumes responsibility for interoperability, integration, implementation and operation.
Advantech will supply albis-elcon with its SKY-8000 Edge Servers for Open RAN and vRAN. These carrier-grade servers have been designed to meet high performance and high availability network needs in rugged and compact platforms that can be deployed anywhere in the network. In the future, it is planned to expand the virtualization ecosystem together with Advantech and extend it to include 5G and 6G networks.
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“We see in the future growth with our own software solution and service with open hardware from our company and in collaboration with partners. To deliver an optimal solution to customers as they grow, we are now bringing ORAN systems in collaboration with Advantech. I am excited about the expansion of our partnership,” said Werner Neubauer, CEO of UET AG and Managing Director of albis-elcon. “After the introduction of gigabit real-time transmission and artificial intelligence with machine learning, open networks offer the next big opportunity for network evolution.”
“Advantech supports operators and service providers in their network edge transformation journey with a solid range of carrier-grade servers that optimizes edge deployment and is supported by a strong ecosystem” said Brian Wilson, Associate Vice President of Sales, Advantech. “We are excited to expand our partnership with albis-elcon to further streamline the deployment of disaggregated Open RAN solutions.
The combination of Advantech SKY-8000 edge servers and the albis-elcon virtualization platform creates a seamless, open and intelligent infrastructure that enables the next wave of innovation at the network edge.”
Virtualization is a market of the future. According to US market research firm Global Industry Analysts, the market for virtualization will grow to 48.5 billion US dollars by 2026.
Open networks with virtualization offer the operation of multiple network services on only one single hardware. Thus, a major benefit of virtualization is the reduction of devices. In the future, multiple applications can run on one device. This represents an important contribution to reducing energy consumption and making networks more sustainable.
Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The Taiwanese company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains. Advantech is also working with business partners to co-create business ecosystems that accelerate the goal of industrial intelligence.
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albis-elcon delivers products, solutions and services that help communication service providers and other companies to build and operate better networks and reduce the energy needed. With more than 15 million installed units in over 40 countries, the company based in Hartmannsdorf (near Chemnitz) is well-positioned to deliver software defined and virtualisation enabled devices allowing for gigabit networking for Cloud computing, enterprise access, mobile backhaul and 5G Campus networks. Superior-engineered hardware, software, network management, and implementation services manage complexity and provide sustainable, secure communication. albis-elcon is a subsidiary of the listed UET AG in Eschborn.
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