Cellwize's automation platform successfully reduces the operator's operating expenditure and the time-to-market of its 5G deployment and creates an open ecosystem for network deployments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the global radio access network (RAN) automation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cellwize with the 2020 Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for its Chime platform. Cellwize has pushed the envelope by engineering a solution that is easy to integrate into a multi-vendor RAN environment, and which enhances the level of automation and management.
"Cellwize has expanded its focus from optimizing the RAN to managing and automating the RAN itself, including implementing automation principles across the heterogeneous network and application layers. This vision resulted in the development of its flagship RAN management and automation platform, Cellwize Chime," said Rohan Joy Thomas Industry Analyst. "Cellwize Chime utilizes AI and ML and is completely cloud-based and vendor-agnostic, has an open micro-services based architecture to address many key use cases, and is commercialized via flexible business models, including a pay-as-you-use model."
Cellwize forges unique partnerships with other technology firms, which allows it to customize its go-to-market strategy according to the region. For instance, one of its notable partners, Tech Mahindra, is recognized for its technology consultancy expertise in the global telecommunications industry. Cellwize has leveraged this partnership to build its go-to-market strategies that are custom to the technological maturity of both the network operator and the region in which the network operator is located. Similarly, its partnership with Deloitte helps network operators with change management, which is essential during the deployment phase of the automation stack as well as throughout the value realization path.
Significantly, Cellwize Chime has enhanced Artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, which change the information collected from external sources into a unified and open data model and exposes that data to Cellwize's open application programming interfaces (APIs). It then passes the information to the operator's many different applications that are deployed on the legacy Radio Access Technologies such as 2G, 3G, 4G, and the upcoming 5G deployment. On average, the platform helps network operators save 60 percent of their OPEX, which would have otherwise been spent on getting the RAN operational.
"Cellwize Chime moves from a static radio network policy to one that is adaptive through an enhanced AI/ML-type of governance, which provides carriers with significant flexibility to avoid vendor lock-ins, without going to their incumbent vendor for solutions," noted Thomas. "In a multi-cloud environment that consists of edge compute and centralized clouds, Cellwize Chime can seamlessly integrate different components with each other across different environments."
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Cellwize is all about accelerating carriers' 5G business through powerful mobile access automation, which will allow them to shorten TTM of their Next Gen Networks. Its cloud-native, AI-driven open platform enables mobile network operators (MNOs) to automate the configuration, management and optimization of networks and services; and with an advanced set of APIs, they can connect to any application and any vendor, as well as co-create on top of the platform. With Cellwize, MNOs gain unprecedented ease, speed and agility to accelerate the ROI on their network investments as well as time to market – even in the most complex and dynamic network environments, charging ahead with 5G, and always ready for the services and networks of tomorrow. Cellwize solutions are enabling the 5G journey for customers across North America, Latin America, Europe and APAC. For more information, visit www.cellwize.com.
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