Airspan Networks Teams Up with P.I. Works to Extend Their Partnership into Open RAN

Airspan, a pioneer in end-to-end vRAN solutions, extends its long-term collaboration with P.I. Works into Open RAN.

P.I. Works and Airspan Network Holdings Inc. (NYSE American: MIMO) have been collaborating with several Tier-1 mobile networks to simplify small cells deployment and automate their management systems. Both companies agreed to extend this collaboration into the Open RAN technology. The main focus is to increase the intelligence and automation related to performance, deployment, and management of an Open RAN architecture, by implementing a fully O-RAN Alliance standardized RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) together with A1 and O1 interfaces. This collaboration will further improve the development of the Open RAN ecosystem.

“In order to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN, this type of partnership is crucial” said Henrik Smith-Petersen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Airspan. “We have been successfully working with P.I. Works for several years deploying and managing our radios, this partnership will enable us to manage networks more efficiently in a hybrid Open RAN and legacy networks.”

“We believe our increased collaboration will be significant in automating Open RAN networks.  P.I. Works’ platform has already been managing multi-vendor, multi-technology networks in 43 countries. Extending our collaboration with Airspan is an essential step towards more efficient management of heterogeneous Open RAN and proprietary networks.  We are excited about our continued collaboration with Airspan and look forward to future developments” said Dr. Erol Hepsaydir, VP of Business Development at P.I. Works.

About P.I. Works

P.I. Works is the leading provider of AI-driven mobile network planning, management and optimization solutions. P.I. Works combines field-proven expertise with its award-winning product portfolio and services. These solutions empower Mobile Operators to accelerate network transformation, improve network quality and reduce network management costs on the way to 5G. P.I. Works has deployed its solutions at 70 mobile operators across 48 countries. P.I. Works also plays an important role in the development of key standards that define the future of mobile networks. We actively contribute to the ETSI, GTI, 3GPP standardization forum and Open Source initiatives.


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