Altran Collaborates with Qualcomm to Deliver 5G NR Software

Altran, part of the Capgemini Group, announced its pre-integrated and validated 5G NR (new radio) software offering on the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform for small cells (FSM100xx), in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

This solution is designed to accelerate development time and lower development cost for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) building high-speed, low-latency private and public 5G small cells and radio units based on the Qualcomm 5G RAN platform while creating an open 5G radio access network (RAN) solution with optimized Altran 5G L2 and L3 RAN software.

The software solution addresses Sub6 and mmWave deployment use cases for telecom operators, private networks, as well as integrated enterprise and open radio access network (O-RAN)-compliant enterprise small cells.

Altran’s 5G software framework helps OEMs accelerate their 5G RAN solution development and provides a choice to the original device manufacturer (ODM) community to integrate Altran 5G software as an independent software solution into their disaggregated open RAN hardware.

The software supports standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes of operation, supporting enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low-latency communications (URLCC) and massive machine-type communications (mMTC) deployment use cases for telecommunications, enterprise and industrial solutions.

Altran also offers its edge computing software as part of its 5G private network offering, which helps create an end-to-end solution for both enterprises and telecom operators.