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The fully pre-integrated 5G NR NSA Evaluation System will enable customers and partners to test and evaluate 5G Networks.

Dublin, Ireland – May 21, 2020 – Benetel, developers of leading-edge hardware platform solutions for the telecommunications industry, today announced the launch of its first 5G NR Non-Standalone (NSA) Evaluation System. The 5G NSA system, based on Split 7.2 ORAN interface, is targeted for laboratory, research, and test integration purposes. This innovative system enables interested parties to evaluate, understand, and familiarize themselves with virtualized end-to-end solutions and provides them with a path to deployment grade solution.

This fully pre-integrated system package contains every piece of equipment necessary to be operational right out of the box. The package includes Open Air Interface (OAI) Stack and NSA Core preconfigured on Dell servers, Benetel Radio Units (RUs) (both 4G Band 7 LTE RU and 5G Band N78), as well as all connectors, Test SIMs, and cabling required to run the system. Additionally, Benetel is providing a suite of Software Test Applications with the Evaluation Platform to facilitate functional and performance testing.

“This Evaluation system can accelerate 5G programs and provide researchers with access to a standalone 5G network across the world,” says Adrian O`Connor, CEO, Benetel. “The system is equipped with everything you would need to operate it, including Benetel`s ORAN compliant Radio Units for LTE and 5G integrated with Open Air Interface stack. Together we look forward to making 5G a reality for our customers.”

Benetel is an Irish-based company supported by Enterprise Ireland, Ireland’s trade and innovation agency, who partners with Irish enterprise companies to help them start, grow, and win export sales in global markets. Enterprise Ireland is proud to support Benetel as they continue to develop leading-edge innovative technology solutions in the telecommunications industry.

Benetel is yet another example of the leading telecoms technology coming out of Ireland today,” says Dylan Terry, Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland. “Their new 5G NSA Evaluation System is a critical technology needed to accelerate 5G capabilities into the market.”

Benetel is working with leading players and open initiatives, such as Open Air Interface, to provide Radio Units over fronthaul networks that interwork with virtualized baseband units. This open disaggregated Radio Access Network (RAN) is the cornerstone of next-generation mobile network infrastructure.

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