Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has acquired Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte., a provider in mobile network automation and management. Cellwize’s 5G network deployment, automation, and management software platform capabilities strengthen Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) infrastructure solutions to fuel the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge, and support the growth of the cloud economy.
The addition of Cellwize’s cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and management platform with Qualcomm’s 5G RAN offerings are anticipated to provide:
- Leading RAN automation and management software solution which will accelerate the development of the connected intelligent edge through the deployment 5G private and public networks by reducing network deployment time and simplifying network management
- Programmable solution enabling an application ecosystem (marketplace) for differentiation and customization across several vertical industries
- Horizontal solution enabling simple management of multi-vendor ecosystem for open virtualized networks
- Flexible RAN architecture solution (Open RAN, virtualized RAN, and traditional RAN) and multigenerational support
“Global mobile operators and private enterprises are deploying 5G networks at an unprecedented pace across industries with the goal of connecting everyone and everything to the cloud,” said Durga Malladi, senior VP and GM, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The addition of Cellwize’s best-in-class RAN automation technologies strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ ability to drive the development of the modern 5G network – accelerating Open RAN global adoption, cloud-based cellular infrastructure innovation and 5G private network deployments.”
“We are excited to join Qualcomm Technologies as we are both committed to accelerate the mission to modernize Radio Access Networks and enable mobile network operators and enterprises to fully realize and monetize their digital transformation,” added Ofir Zemer, former CEO, Cellwize, who now is VP, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.
Qualcomm is a provider in the advancement of 5G to power the connected intelligent edge and enable the cloud economy. Building on its broad 5G RAN portfolio, Qualcomm is at the heart of advancing the cellular ecosystem and accelerating the innovation cycle to fast track the deployment of modern 5G networks at scale.
“Bell welcomes Qualcomm Technologies’ acquisition of Cellwize as the synergy will help advance the telecom ecosystem by delivering open, cloud-native and flexible networks to meet the performance demands at the edge. We look forward to continue working with them on infrastructure and automation innovation to ensure a more customer-centric network of the future,” said Stephen Howe, chief technology and information officer, Bell.
“The Microsoft Azure private MEC solution, together with Qualcomm Technologies’ leading RAN platform and Cellwize’s RAN Automation and management solution, represents a powerful combination that will help accelerate 5G adoption and simplify deployment and management of intelligent 5G edges for a broad range of industries and use cases,” said Martin Lund, corporate VP, Azure for Operators.
“Verizon has been at the forefront of developing a differentiated 5G network that will serve as the 21st century platform for innovation,” said Ed Chan, CTO, Verizon. “RAN optimization through automation is key in achieving this vision. We are very pleased to see Qualcomm Technologies expanding its already innovative infrastructure solutions with the acquisition of Cellwize’s RAN automation and management solution, which we have been utilizing as our foundation to the Verizon SON architecture. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies on building the future 5G world.”
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