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Sterlite partners with Analog Devices to build Open RAN 5G radio units

Sterlite partners with Analog Devices to build Open RAN 5G radio units
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1 Mar, 2022
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Sterlite Technologies and Analog Devices are collaborating to develop 5G Open RAN radio units (O-RU). Together, the two companies will build 5G-ready solutions to expand the diversity of commercially available O-RUs and facilitate the growth of Open RAN networks, the company said.

The company said in a statement that as a part of this collaboration, STL and Analog Devices will work closely with other ecosystem providers, including leading power amplifier (PA) vendors, to expand the range of STL’s O-RU indoor small cell offerings. STL will integrate Analog Devices’ RadioVerse transceivers into Garuda to create power-efficient, high-performance radios.

The statement mentions that Garuda is an enhanced radio product with open interfaces compliant to O-RAN standards. It is cost-effective and a key component in solutions that deliver Industry 4.0 use cases, such as worker safety and factory automation. 

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“As operators begin rolling out their Open RAN networks, there is increasing demand for regionally customised O-RUs to meet frequency band and power needs. The O-RU is one part of the network that cannot be virtualised, and with expanding requirements for the commercial-ready frequency band and power options, existing indoor radio options limit network operators’ choices. STL’s Garuda radio product line expands the availability of O-RU devices across global markets,” it said.

“Building on the success of the Garuda project, we look forward to expanding the collaboration with STL and providing the Open RAN ecosystem with high-performance O-RUs,” said Nitin Sharma, General Manager of the Wireless Systems Group at Analog Devices.