Parallel Wireless selects AWS EKS Anywhere as Kubernetes management platform for its cloud-native Open RAN solution
Las Vegas, USA – Sept. 29, 2022 – Parallel Wireless, the U.S.– based Open RAN Network Software Provider delivering a leading Cloud-Native Open RAN solution, today announced it will work with AWS to deploy its cloud-native Any G (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) wireless network solution leveraging Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Anywhere. Amazon EKS has also been named as the company’s Kubernetes management platform. This will help Parallel Wireless offer solutions that simplify the process for mobile network operators (MNOs) to run Distributed Unit (DU) & Centralized Unit (CU) application workloads across different hosting environments, including on-premises and cloud.
Open RAN is an industry initiative led by network equipment providers and mobile network operators (MNOs) to design and deploy open, non-proprietary interfaces and protocols-based RAN elements. This approach provides more flexibility to MNOs in selecting best of breed solutions for deploying their next generation wireless networks. Parallel Wireless’ Open RAN solutions, including the distributed unit (DU) & centralized unit (CU) applications, enable MNOs to diversify their supplier ecosystem and avoid vendor lock-in, lower overall total cost of ownership, introduce new innovation models, and unlock new revenue opportunities.
By using Amazon EKS Anywhere, MNOs can now run, deploy and manage Parallel Wireless’ Open RAN solutions, including the distributed unit and centralized unit workloads on existing commercial off the shelf hardware platforms. Amazon EKS Anywhere helps Parallel Wirelessprovide thesame unified APIs that can span multiple domains of a wireless network infrastructure (such as RAN, Core, IMS, OSS/BSS, etc.) across the cloud and on-premises environments.
Amazon EKS Anywhereis a deployment option for Amazon EKS that provides an installable software package for creating and operating Kubernetes clusters on-premises, and automation tooling for lifecycle management. In addition to providing a stable secure Kubernetes distribution, Amazon EKS Anywherebundles additional components to ease the operational burden of customers who require a robust solution to support their on-premises container workloads.
Steve Papa, CEO of Parallel Wireless commented, “This collaboration accelerates Open RAN innovation by allowing us to share our real world 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G macro deployment experience with AWS and leverage an R&D effort that is deployable across multiple topologies. The integration of Amazon EKS Anywhere and scale of AWS will help us better address the diverse network architecture requirements of mobile network operators and help accelerate Open RAN market adoption.”
Barry Cooks, VP of Kubernetes at AWS commented, “As the telco industry seeks to modernize and drive improved efficiencies, they are turning to Amazon EKS Anywhere to build their open RAN solutions. By collaborating with Parallel Wireless, we will enable our joint customers to take full advantage of the power of Amazon EKS Anywhere and Parallel Wireless’ Open RAN solutions to achieve operational consistency across their networks and greater automation at the edge.”
As part of this collaboration, the two companies will also continue to work together and co-innovate new solutions to further advance the benefits of open RAN technologies.
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