US-based open RAN software company Parallel Wireless has announced plans to continue growing its footprint across the globe with the expansion of its open RAN research and development work in a number of countries that include Israel and India as well as the US and UK.
In Israel the company has announced new state-of-the-art 5G labs and testing capabilities in the Atir Yeda area of the city of Kfar Saba. This team was formed in 2018 and is currently hiring for 4G and 5G engineering, as well as cloud-native software development and testing.
In addition Parallel Wireless recently joined the Israeli 5G WIN Technology consortium, which is focused on important advancements based on artificial intelligence 5G telecommunications technologies.
Currently Parallel has two open RAN R&D centres in India – in Pune and Bangalore. The centres are expanding to develop and test cloud-native RAN intelligent controllers (RICs), 4G and 5G DU and CU software and 2x2 and 4x4 O-RAN Alliance-compliant radios.
Parallel says that the Pune and Bangalore lab teams have deep expertise in designing and developing best-in-class cloud-native open RAN software and hardware centralized units (CUs), distributed units (DUs), and RAN intelligent controllers (RICS). Ambitious growth plans are said to be underway in the areas of research and development, systems engineering and customer support.
Open RAN is clearly a fast-growing area of telecoms. Over the last two years Parallel says its global team has doubled in size in engineering, IT, quality assurance, and program and project management.