Empowering 5G OpenRAN Adoption at MWC2022

March 16, 2022
5G OpenRAN is a way to build networks that ensures interoperability, vendor competition, element security and reduced operating costs across the radio access networks. We talk to Benetel CEO Adrian O’Connor about the company's latest efforts at MWC 2022.

5G OpenRAN is a way to build networks that ensures interoperability, vendor competition, element security and reduced operating costs across the radio access networks. We talk to Benetel CEO Adrian O’Connor about the company's latest efforts at MWC 2022. OpenRAN hardware specialist Benetel expanded its range of radio units through the introduction of the RAN650. This latest RU is intended to bring 5G capacity to private, campus and industrial networks, as well as rural networks and public hotspots. A 4T4R antenna arrangement is featured with up to 5W of output power being delivered per antenna port (equating to 20W in total). The 7.2x functional split employed will help minimize the costs associated with radio access network implementations, while support for 100MHz of instantaneous bandwidth will allow maximum coverage to be attained. Benetel’s new RAN650 RU can be deployed in either a Cat A or Cat B based configuration (using selected distributed units), thereby providing flexibility to address radio access network architectures. Key to its elevated performance and versatility is the cutting-edge