RINA Wireless Deploys a Cloud-Native and Containerized Converged Packet Core to Expand Mobile and Fixed Wireless  Access Services with Mavenir 

Mavenir, the Network Software  Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, in collaboration with the Rural Independent Network  Alliance (RINA Wireless), a leading provider of technology services across rural wireless carriers in the United States, is deploying a 5G upgradable mobile core architecture that supports existing  4G customers and provides a platform for a cost-efficient, low-touch, flexible path to a 5G SA  network.  

RINA Wireless is deploying Mavenir’s future-proof, cloud-native, small footprint containerized  Evolved Packet Core (EPC), with a remote redundant User Plane Function (UPF). Mavenir’s solution is fully scalable and deployed on Mavenir’s Webscale Platform which is a highly adaptable and scalable framework to run microservices-based network functions. The solution uses software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware that provides cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and agility. 

Mavenir’s EPC, part of the Converged Packet Core solution, enables the separation of the control and user plane allowing RINA Wireless to deploy remote gateways for managing local traffic breakouts, thereby reducing the costs of transport and latency. RINA Wireless now can expand Mobile and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services to new regions and remote locations such as Alaska.  

Ashok Khuntia, Mavenir’s GM and EVP of Packet Compute, said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with RINA Wireless on this network upgrade project. Our focus here is to enable RINA  Wireless to deploy future-proof cloud-enabled technology bringing reliable, cost-effective  service and new connectivity to underserved rural America.” 

Allen Bennion, RINA Wireless, Chief Operating Officer, said, “It is a great experience to work with the Mavenir team, they are committed to delivering an EPC that allows us to use open interfaces we can leverage to expand the number of regional carriers connected to our core”. 

Mavenir will be exhibiting at the Rural Wireless Infrastructure Summit, which takes place on  June 27-29 in Park City, Utah.