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Altran Launches Fully Integrated 5G RAN Framework

Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom selects Altran 5G RAN Framework for China’s 5G infrastructure market

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA — February 27, 2019: Altran, a global design and engineering company, today announced that it has been selected by Sichuan Tianyi Comheart based in China for its fully pre-integrated 5G RAN framework. This is significant as it drastically cuts Network Equipment Providers’ (NEPs) time to introduce 5G RAN solutions. Altran has outstanding expertise in delivering multi-mode RAN frameworks across a variety of different standards. This agreement comes hot on the heels of much other design wins across the world – making Altran the de-facto vendor for 5G RAN frameworks. Altran also offers customization services to help NEPs build and launch differentiated 5G RAN solutions.

Altran’s 5G RAN framework is fully compliant to 3GPP specifications and offers both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes to support millimeter-wave and sub-6 GHz frequencies for 5G use cases. What’s more, the software framework architecture has the flexibility to support all split options meeting 3GPP specifications. The software framework solution contains Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities which come pre-integrated with PHY from multiple vendors for interoperability. These capabilities give the Chinese OEM a significant advantage to meet 5G trial requirements from service providers in its country and across the world.

Chinese carriers could spend close to $400 billion on 5G network infrastructure rollouts by 2020[1]. China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have all been conducting large scale 5G trials across a number of cities[2].

“In the race for 5G supremacy, China has invested heavily and gained an impressive head start,” said N. Mohan Rangan, Chief Engineering Officer at Altran. “5G RAN solutions spanning across small cells and high-powered cells across different frequency spectrums are critical to the success of 5G to deliver seamless coverage and serve a variety of use cases and applications. Having built a solid track record of delivering RAN frameworks for 3G and LTE, Altran is pleased to be partnering and powering Sichuan Tianyi Comheart’s small cell program to create an industry-leading solution for operators in China and abroad.”

“Globally, small cells will play a critical role to meet the exponential demand for data in 5G,” said Shihong Li, CEO at Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom. “And given the variety of use cases and applications 5G will support, we needed a partner who has the expertise to develop reliable, robust and interoperable small cell solutions. The collaboration with Altran has been outstanding. We have developed a solution that allows operators to seamlessly scale and maximize bandwidth spectrum and enhance subscriber Quality of Experience.”

About Altran

Altran is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies, and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

About Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom Co., Ltd

Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom Co., Ltd was founded in 2001. The company has nearly 4,000 employees, including more than 400 R&D personnel. On March 30, 2018, the company's shares were listed and traded on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock abbreviation: Tianyi Shares, stock code: 300504). Since 2001, the company has been providing 2G, 3G, 4G mobile network optimization products and services for Chinese telecom operators. A large amount of R&D resources have been invested in the research and development of 5G products such as 5G small cell and 5G CPE since 2018.

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