Berlin, Germany – 1 November 2017 – Mobile core network start-up Core Network Dynamics (CND) today announced it has joined the MulteFire Alliance, which aims to broaden the LTE ecosystem by enabling complete mobile networks to be deployed in the unlicensed spectrum. Capitalising on the expanding private LTE market which Harbor Research estimates will be worth over $31bn in 2022, CND is committed to support MulteFire™ in OpenEPC, its award winning complete multi-access core network in software that runs on commodity hardware.
According to a new report by RAN Research, the wireless forecasting arm of Rethink Technology Research, the rise of shared and unlicensed spectrum and protocols like MulteFire will lead to a dramatic expansion of the mobile ecosystem beyond traditional cellular operators in the area of enterprise small cells.
Caroline Gabriel, Director of Research at Rethink Technology Research, expects the share of enterprise small cell installations to rise from seven per cent in 2014 to account for 14.8 million units by 2022 – nearly half of all deployments. “MulteFire will allow new challengers to enter the market and launch lower-cost services more quickly than traditional operators, including ‘network in a box’ offerings using virtualized cores from the likes of Core Network Dynamics” said Gabriel.
“Building a complete eco-system, including virtualised core networks from members such as CND, is vital for the commercial success of MulteFire technology,” said Mazen Chmaytelli, President, MulteFire Alliance and Sr. Director Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We’re pleased to welcome CND to the Alliance as our newest member and look forward to working together on enabling companies to deploy MulteFire.”
“MulteFire will ignite the private LTE market over the next few years, enabling explosive growth beyond the mobile operators’ monopoly,” said Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Core Network Dynamics. “I believe MulteFire’s LTE credentials gives it the edge over WiFi as it is arguably more reliable and scalable and also offers multi-access points and carrier grade security. Our vision is to merge the core network with the radio, embedding OpenEPC in Small Cells interconnected with a dynamic mesh to provide distributed self-organizing private LTE networks for the enterprise and public safety markets,” Brinkschulte added.
About MulteFire Alliance
The MulteFire Alliance is an international association dedicated to building a global ecosystem in support of the common interests of members, developers and users in the application of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and next generation mobile cellular technology in configurations that use only unlicensed and shared radio spectrum. For more information about MulteFire technology, its benefits how to become a member of the MulteFire Alliance, please visit www.MulteFire.org.
About Core Network Dynamics
Headquartered in Berlin, Core Network Dynamics develops and markets OpenEPC, a complete mobile network infrastructure in software. Target markets include: carriers designing next-generation mobile networks using SDN/NFV; first responder/public safety organisations requiring a secure private LTE network compatible with off-the-shelf Smartphones; companies operating in remote areas where mobile coverage is patchy or non-existent; and operators evaluating advanced Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) concepts to implement distributed mobile networks for IoT applications.
CND is a private company with 10 OEM partners, providing core network solutions based on OpenEPC to mobile operators, enterprises and public safety markets. For more information: http://www.corenetdynamics.com