Broadband  |  2024-02-08

Aarna Networks Announces a Production Ready Private 5G Solution with Druid Software and Airspan

Source: Druid Software
Curated by: Gert Jan Wolf - Editor-in Chief for The Critical Communications Review

Today, Aarna Networks, in collaboration with Airspan Networks, Inc. and Druid Software, has announced a fully operational private 5G solution tailored for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), specialized system integrators (SI), and multi-site enterprises globally.

This solution is catered towards addressing the increasing demand for enterprise network connectivity that exceeds the capabilities of traditional networks like WiFi or wired connections. It is specifically optimized for organizations with multiple sites, allowing for easy management of numerous private 5G networks and edge sites from a single interface.

Enterprises in various sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, education, logistics, energy, retail, agriculture, and construction, are adopting private 5G networks to enhance mobility, coverage, latency, scalability, security, and reliability. The collaboration between Aarna Networks (orchestration and management), Airspan Networks (5G RAN), and Druid Software (5G Core) brings a fully integrated solution to the market. This package includes the Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP), an open-source platform designed for managing and orchestrating private 5G networks and edge environments.

The solution consists of the following components:

1. Aarna Networks Multi Cluster Orchestration Platform (AMCOP): an open-source platform that provides orchestration, lifecycle management, monitoring, and real-time policy-driven closed-loop automation for edge and private 5G services.

2. Airspan RAN: a leading provider of 5G Stand Alone (SA) radios that perform exceptionally well both indoors and outdoors, operating smoothly across sub-6GHz bands. These radios are specifically designed for private networks, with a focus on compact size, energy efficiency, and adherence to 3GPP standards. The Airspan Control Platform (ACP) software seamlessly integrates with AMCOP, making network management as effortless as managing a WiFi network.

3. Druid's RaemisTM core network platform: a well-established 3GPP-compliant 4G/5G platform that combines 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G, and Wi-Fi radios from any vendor to simplify the implementation of standalone networks. It is specifically designed for critical business and mission communications, ensuring high-quality service with features like prioritization and network slicing. Additionally, RaemisTM is easily scalable, making it suitable for setting up small or large private networks, and can be deployed on edge hardware devices or cloud-native environments. With its REST API, RaemisTM also allows for seamless integration with crucial enterprise applications and simplifies private network management with its user-friendly dashboard.