Juniper Networks, Intel Team for Open RAN
Networks is collaborating with Intel to accelerate advancement in
the Open RAN (ORAN) ecosystem. This joint initiative between two
technology leaders represents another milestone for Juniper in its
continuing efforts to bring openness and innovation to a
traditionally closed-off part of the network, providing a faster
route-to-market for service providers and enterprises to deliver 5G,
edge computing and AI.
Caroline Chan, VP Intel Corporation, GM of Network Business Incubator Division added, “The virtualization of the RAN continues to gain momentum across the industry as operators take advantage of cloud economics and the delivery of new services. This 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.”
Juniper’s collaboration with Intel includes the following:
Juniper RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) and Intel FlexRAN platform are pre-integrated and pre-validated to enhance usability of a full ORAN-compliant Intelligent RAN system
Collaborative R&D work with Intel Labs for RIC platform-specific
apps to improve customer experience, maximize ROI and drive rapid
ORAN ecosystem innovation
Juniper is an active member of the O-RAN Alliance, contributing to six working groups and serving as chair and co-chair of the slicing and use-case task groups, respectively. Juniper is also an editor of RIC specifications within the alliance.