HCL Technologies Launches 5G O-RAN Lab to Support Telecom Providers During 5G Transition

PUBLISHED DATE: Sep 29, 2021

NOIDA, INDIA, Sept. 29, 2021 — HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, has launched a 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) lab in India that will enable global telecom industry players to transition to a 5G network.

This lab will help telecom service providers with multi-vendor options to move to a more open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable 5G mobile network to provide an enhanced experience to end-users. O-RAN architecture benefits include more market competition, customer choice, lower equipment costs and improved network performance. 5G O-RAN systems will help businesses transform their network capabilities and will bring in opportunities to create new, immersive user experiences and services.

“This lab will enable a broad community of O-RAN component suppliers, driven by innovation and open market competition to test the interoperability of products, which will enable smoother rollouts for 5G network providers,” said Vijay Anand Guntur, Corporate Vice President of Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies. “As the O-RAN ecosystem opens, new players have a unique opportunity to provide open radio- and intelligence-focused solutions that will ensure reliable 5G network experience. This HCL lab will help both vendors and 5G network providers to accelerate their deployments and improve costs.”

"As operators adopt O-RAN, they are increasingly looking for a player to provide interoperability, compliance and interface testing solutions,” said Ayon Banerjee, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group. “Lab-as-a-Service offering from this O-RAN lab provides a comprehensive network testing solution.”

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, client-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next-generation digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, Life Sciences and Healthcare, and Public Services.

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