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Juniper Networks announced a collaboration with Intel to accelerate advancement in the open radio access network (ORAN) ecosystem and highlight the companies’ innovative approach to an industrywide challenge. Intel’s effort with Juniper includes:
- The Intel FlexRAN reference architecture and Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) is pre-integrated and pre-validated to enhance usability of a full ORAN-compliant intelligent RAN system.
- Collaborative research and development work with Intel Labs for RIC platform-specific apps to improve customer experience, maximize operator investment return on investment and drive rapid ORAN ecosystem innovation.
- Joint customer test beds with Juniper to validate performance-improving implementation and speed of time-to-market.
As operators continue to transform their infrastructure for 5G, open RAN is top of mind in the network industry. Intel’s collaboration with Juniper and the validation of FlexRAN and RIC solutions will assist service providers to overcome integration challenges and accelerate time to market for future deployments.