Samsung Introduces Its New Open and Fully Virtualized 5G RAN

Samsung | July 08, 2020

Samsung Introduces Its New Open and Fully Virtualized 5G RAN
Samsung is the latest supplier to declare open season on the radio access network (RAN). Samsung on Tuesday introduced new 5G RAN equipment products that, the company claims, are both fully open and fully virtualized. That means the products could potentially be mixed and matched with equipment from other vendors, and run on any x86 hardware. "Samsung is a big believer in open systems," explained Alok Shah, Samsung's VP of strategy, marketing and business development. "It's what our customers are asking for." Shah said Samsung's new 5G RAN products comprise a virtualized Central Unit (vCU), a virtualized Distributed Unit (vDU) and a wide range of radio units. He explained that Samsung first virtualized its CU in April last year, and now is offering a virtualized DU. Shah added that the company has also been offering open access to its products for more than a year, a position, he points out, that has been highlighted by tests with AT&T and Verizon.

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As Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) technology has matured, it has become very beneficial to merge them into a common technology. They are converging under Ethernet based technology and protocols. This paper addresses some of the benefits of this convergence, as driven by virtualization and technology advancements. Some performance comparisons and Best Practices on how to enable convergence through iSCSI with Data Center Bridging (DCB) under VMware® environments are presented.

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