STL collaborates with Facebook Connectivity to develop Evenstar radio units for the Open RAN ecosystem
DALLAS, August 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – LIST (NSE: STLTECH), an industry-leading digital networking integrator, announced a collaboration with Facebook Connectivity to design and develop 4G and 5G radio products as part of the Evenstar program to help accelerate the commercial deployment of Open RAN and boost 5G readiness for operators around the world.
In recent years, STL has developed open, disaggregated, virtualized and programmable solutions for the access side of the network. STL recently launched a suite of open networking products, covering 5G wireless products like Garuda (small indoor cells), 5G multiband macro radios and carrier-grade Wi-Fi6 access solutions. These offerings are tested with leading telecommunications operators in the US, UK and Asia Pacific.
The Evenstar program is a collaborative effort of Facebook Connectivity and global industry partners to accelerate adoption of Open RAN technology. Through this collaboration, STL will build two advanced and high power macro radio products. The first is a O-RAN compliant radio providing higher capacity for dense deployments. As part of this commitment, STL will also develop a O-RAN compliant 4G + 5G dual technology radio which supports both technologies individually or / and simultaneously. These 3GPP and O-RAN compatible radio products will be developed over the next year and will enable telecommunications operators around the world to step up commercial deployments of open network infrastructure and prepare their networks for Open RAN 5G. .
Speaking of this evolution, Jaydeep Ranade, Director of Wireless Engineering for Facebook Connectivity, said, “The Evenstar program is part of our efforts to accelerate the availability and commercial readiness of Open RAN solutions, and we are delighted to have STL on board. We look forward to working with STL to continue to evolve the industry towards open and disaggregated solutions. and more vendor-independent 5G networks. “
Commenting on this collaboration, Chris Rice, CEO of Access Solutions, STL, said, “We are delighted to support and contribute to the Evenstar program to develop radio products compliant with 3GPP and O-RAN standards. Through this collaboration, STL extends its current commitment to create a robust, open and disaggregated access network ecosystem. By enabling open network infrastructure through efforts like this, we enable global telecommunications service providers to bring the power of 5G technology to billions of people around the world at lower prices. “
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