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EdgeQ, Mavenir’s software-defined promises a smooth transition from 4G to 5G

EdgeQ, Mavenir’s software-defined  promises a smooth transition from 4G to 5G

EdgeQ, a provider of 5G hardware platforms, has teamed up with Mavenir, a cloud-native network software provider, to deliver 4G and 5G dual mode connectivity for small cell enterprise markets. The combined software-defined solution integrates the central processing unit, networking, and a common 4G and 5G physical layer. Through this EdgeQ solution, businesses can smoothly transition from 4G connectivity to explore the power of 5G, the company says.

The EdgeQ solution is highly scalable and adaptable, allowing for a wide range of functional split in a completely software-defined manner. EdgeQ’s integration of 4G, 5G, and cloud capabilities into a single chip allows for an all-in-one platform for a broad range of small cell solutions. The scalable architecture improves throughput performance across a wide range of concurrent users while offering efficient power consumption, according to the company.

“EdgeQ’s low power, converged 4G and 5G solution addresses an industry pain point. EdgeQ shrink-wraps 5G in a manner that allows Mavenir to expedite our time to market with targeted differentiation,” said Pardeep Kohli, chief executive officer of Mavenir.

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EdgeQ also recently showcased a highly integrated 4G and 5G Open-RAN PCIe accelerator hardware platform. This solution includes functions required for a small cell node and is compatible with Ethernet networks.

“As partners, Mavenir and EdgeQ leverage best-in-class hardware and software solutions to create a highly flexible, software-defined 4G and 5G platform that is compact and low powered,” said Vinay Ravuri, CEO and founder of EdgeQ. “Together with Mavenir, we are setting an industry precedent that embodies our vision to collapse the entry barriers of 5G in a meaningful manner that accelerates market embrace and deployment.”

The companies expect the solution to be completed and available in 2023.

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