Mavenir opens up on ip.access acquisition

first_img Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore6 28 SEP 2020 Justin Springham Open RAN vendor Mavenir acquired UK-headquartered small cell player ip.access for an undisclosed sum, a deal it claims will boost its offering for operators along with its private enterprise network credentials.Mavenir is already serving 4G and 5G operators (including Vodafone Idea in India and Dish Network in the US) with open RAN kit but claims the market is now experiencing demand for equipment which can support older 2G and 3G networks.Aniruddho Basu, SVP and GM of emerging business at Mavenir (pictured, left), told Mobile World Live “recent geopolitical changes have seen an increasing focus on potential vendor landscape changes…this means there will be more imminent swap-out opportunities and a higher possibility of introducing new vendors into the mix”.For Mavenir to capitalise on the banning of Chinese incumbents Huawei and ZTE in certain countries, it needs to be able to lean on ip.access’ technology to offer what Basu calls a “multi-G network.”“That makes us a much more compelling proposition as a single unified, single RAN provider.”This is an approach rival Parallel Wireless has also been pushing over the last 12 months: its marketing literature claims it is “the only US company challenging the world’s legacy vendors with the industry’s only unified all G,5G/4G/3G/2G, software-enabled solution”.But Basu argues Parallel Wireless is focused on the radio access side only, whereas Mavenir offers radio, core and OSS/BSS.IntegrationEstablished around 2000, ip.access has a headcount of approximately 115. It is headquartered in Cambridge and has around 80 R&D staff in India. It is expected the majority of staff will operate as a business unit within Mavenir’s Emerging Business group, although there may be minor reductions in duplicate administration and finance divisions.Mavenir’s staff numbers around 4,000 and is headquartered in the US.The pair previously worked together on the first live 4G open RAN network site in the UK, at the Royal Welsh Showground.For Mavenir, the acquisition represents the latest move to shake up the traditional network vendor market with open RAN kit.Vendors in the space claim open RAN offers operators a cost saving of almost 40 per cent over five years, greater supplier choice and flexibility in network deployment.In a recent whitepaper Mobile World Live (MWL) whitepaper written on behalf of Mavenir, it was noted: “Open RAN’s advocates are welcoming the fact that operators could choose to use products from different vendors at the same base station. In the future, base stations will be transformed in the way that mobile phones were transformed, ­ operators will be able to tap into the network infrastructure equivalent of an app store in order to deliver different services.”Private EnterpriseAlong with the heavily-hyped open RAN market, Basu said the ip.access deal will extend the vendor’s footprint in the enterprise and industry segments, particularly private networks using CBRS systems. “It’s essential we had a much more well-rounded portfolio that included small cells,” he explained, adding ip.access has new customers to offer in vertical industries including maritime and aviation.Analyst reactionHead of GSMA Intelligence Peter Jarich told MWL: “More than anything, this underscores two realities of Open RAN.”“First, that 2G and 3G matter: the industry may be focused on the value that 4G and 5G solutions can bring, but operators still have legacy technologies in the field and those need to be a part of open RAN strategies”.“Second, that open RAN may be the easiest/quickest fit in enterprise or private deployments where greenfield deployments have less legacy or integration baggage and can be justified by specific use cases.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AWS, Mavenir forge cloud pact Related Tags Previous ArticleSamsung toughens tabletNext ArticleVodafone wins long-running India tax case Author Home Mavenir opens up on ip.access acquisition KPN playing waiting game with open RAN Mavenir SystemsNetworks Mavenir bags $500M through Koch investmentlast_img read more

Bankruptcy videos available in Spanish, Haitian-Creole

first_img April 15, 2010 Regular News Bankruptcy videos available in Spanish, Haitian-Creole The Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida has translated its video explaining the bankruptcy filing process into Spanish and Haitian-Creole.The 36-minute video presents a general explanation of the bankruptcy process and is directed at individuals who are seeking information about representing themselves in a bankruptcy case.To watch the video in English, Spanish, or Haitian-Creole, visit:• U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Southern District of Florida: www.flsb.uscourts.gov/Pro_Se/pro_se_frame.html. • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Middle District of Florida: www.flmb.uscourts.gov/bankruptcybasics/default.htm. • U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Florida: www.flnb.uscourts.gov/pro_se/Default.aspx. The bankruptcy basics videos will also soon be available with closed-captioning in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole.center_img Bankruptcy videos available in Spanish, Haitian-Creolelast_img read more

King Escapement Projected to Reach 29,000

first_imgSince managers are feeling more confident with the run strength this year, dip netting for Kenai River sockeye has been extended to 24 hours per day through the end of the season July 31 (tomorrow at midnight). The sportsfishing bag limit for Kenai River sockeye has also been doubled. Begich: “It could be as high as 40% above forecast, if it ends up in the mid 30-ish, mid 30’s, 40-50% above forecast. And that’s not unusual. Anchor River was 100% over forecast. When it turns around, you don’t have any indication that it will turn around. It’s just because the fish survived well.” Commercial fishermen will likely continue into August with status quo management, according to Commercial Fisheries Management Biologist Pat Shields… King salmon counts have grazed the lower end of the goal for the past two years, with a few hundred fish over or under 15,000 counted at the sonar site. Shields: “The two possible changes that can occur in August to management of the East Side Set Net Fishery are as follows: first there is the 1% closure rule that applies separately to the Kasilof section and the Kenai and East Forelands sections. Second, if the Department projects that less than 22,500 late run Kenai River king salmon will escape, the East Side Set Net fishery is limited to no more than 36 hours of fishing time in August. The most recent projection for the spawning escapement for Kenai River late run king salmon was slightly more than 29,000.”center_img Sportsfishing Management Biologist Robert Begich said the reason for the turnaround isn’t immediately clear… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After three years of steep closures to protect late run Kenai River king salmon, the run could reach the upper end of its escapement goal this season, according to Department of Fish & Game projections. Drifters have reported a poor season this year, with the Kenai sockeye run posting only slow, steady numbers. Members of the Upper Cook Inlet Drift Association will gather for an emergency meeting next month to discuss this season’s management.last_img read more

Cast of ‘Younger’ stars in new PSA to protect women against violence

first_imgPhoto courtesy of TV Land(NEW YORK) — The cast of Younger is taking a stand to protect women against violence.The show’s stars — Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis – have teamed up with The United State of Women for a new PSA in support of the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.The Violence Against Women Act was enacted in 1994 and supports survivors of crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. In April, the House passed a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the act for five more years, but the Senate has not yet passed it.“Girls, women, people who identify as women, and non-binary people are disproportionately affected by violence,” the cast says in the PSA.“Right now long-standing funds to help and protect survivors of gender-based violence are under threat,” they continue. “It’s time to renew the Violence Against Women Act.”The PSA urges fans to take action by going to TheUnitedStateofWomen.org.Younger is currently airing its sixth season on TV Land.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more