Cellwize’s acquisition makes Qualcomm “a processor company for connected intelligent end”
Qualcomm Technologies announced Monday that it has Cellwize acquired. Qualcomm says it has acquired Israeli Network Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) experts to accelerate 5G adoption and innovate intelligent network end infrastructure. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Cellwize’s offerings include the CHIME platform, a cloud-based RAN automation and orchestration platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) for network optimization. It supports Open RAN, Virtualized RAN (vRAN) and traditional RAN setup.
Qualcomm says acquiring Selvise is part of its overall 5G radio access network (RAN) strategy, which it calls “connected intelligent end.” Selvice will help Qualcomm strengthen its RAN automation and management over 5G private and public networks, it said.
Selvise CEO Ophier’s Jemar Open RAN separates the hype from the real. Different carriers offer different expectations of what they want to achieve through O-RAN deployments.
“What it offers catches the eye of the viewer,” he said RCR Wireless News In an interview in February. “We are working with some carriers who are really buying to reduce RAN [operating and capital expenses], But honestly, some of the other carriers that we’re dealing with have said, according to their calculations, it’s not going to decrease one thing. Who’s here I do not know; Probably a factor as to why they’re doing so poorly. “
From Zemer’s point of view, three main reasons limit the more widespread adoption of Open RAN. First, he noted the lack of serious purchases from traditional RAN equipment vendors or open hostility to O-RAN; Second, the vendor’s lock-in is crippled with existing equipment; And finally, the absence of relative O-RAN product maturity.
Cellwize’s solution was to create a backward and forward-compatible SMO. This will allow carriers to keep an O-RAN stack and launch it wherever they wish, so that they can communicate with two different architectures – O-RAN and non-O-RAN – seamlessly, Jemer claims.
Acceleration O-RAN reception
Qualcomm first invested in Cellwize in 2020. Qualcomm Ventures has dived into its 5G ecosystem fund to help capitalize Cellwize and several other firms. At the time of the investment, Qualcomm’s SVP and GM, 4G / 5G, Durga Malladi said the investment efforts would be reflected in the evolution of the new 5G enterprise network.
On Monday, following the announcement, Malladi outlined Qualcomm’s reasons for acquiring Selvage In a separate blog post. Malladi says Qualcomm has become a “processor company for the connected intelligent edge”.
“This acquisition allows us to accelerate Open RAN [Radio Access Network] Global adoption, 5G private network deployments and innovation of cloud-based cellular infrastructure, ”he said.
Selwise’s technology will help Qualcomm customers simplify network management, he said. It supports traditional and modernized open networks, provides better support for enabling a multivender ecosystem, and is particularly programmable for enabling customization and differentiation.
“The solution also offers intelligence-driven RAN operation with a non-real-time Radio Intelligent Controller (Non-RT RIC), which will help drive the 5G Connected Intelligent Edge,” he added.
Filipino Telco Globe Telecom chose Selvise’s chime in March to improve network parameter auditing, it said in a statement. The platform will help improve the Globe’s network parameter audit process through intelligent automation, Selwise said. Selvise said it expects Globe to be able to use CHIME to improve the customer experience, reduce capital and operational costs.