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TIP awards requirements-compliant ribbon to NEC's massive MIMO

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NEC's 5G massive MIMO Open RAN radio units are also listed on the new windowTIP Exchange

NEC Corporation announced that its Open RAN 5G massive MIMO radio units have been awarded a Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Requirements Compliant Ribbon.

TIP is a global community of companies and organizations that work together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions.

Meeting requirements

A statement from NEC said, This award…demonstrates compliance with TIP OpenRAN RU [radio unit] requirements for its latest released 5G massive MIMO radio units, specifically the new windowMB5440, new window5450 and new window5460 units, which meet O-RAN standards and feature massive MIMO with advanced beamforming.

The TIP OpenRAN compliant-RU products are available for sub-6 C-band (n77 and n78), the most commonly awarded spectrum band for 5G bands globally, and are particularly suited to deployment in dense urban environments which require high capacity coverage.

NEC is an Open RAN market leader with its end-to-end Open 5G solutions, system integration capabilities and deployments with its signature 5G massive MIMO radio offering.

Here's to many more…

"Having technology suppliers such as NEC contribute to the TIP OpenRAN Project Group and have their products progress through TIP's Test and Validation framework, with their outcomes being listed on TIP Exchange showcases how the ecosystem can build, test, and procure OpenRAN equipment in a more efficient way," said David Hutton, Chief Engineer, TIP. "We look forward to many more of these announcements."

"Ensuring availability and O-RAN compliance in open forums such as TIP is crucial to stimulating the Open RAN market and fostering ecosystem growth," said Patrick Lopez, Global VP of Product Management for 5G Products, NEC.

He addded, "This award comes on the heels of NEC being selected by Vodafone for implementation, as well as Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom for trials with live network integration of our 5G massive MIMO radio units, and we will continue investing in our offerings to facilitate the global adoption of Open RAN."