Artesyn MC1600 Series Extreme Edge Server Enables Baicells’ Fully Virtualized Small Cell Solutions

The server platform brings powerful computing and scalability to Baicells M-RAN small cell installations


HONG KONG , CHINA - Media OutReach - February 26, 2019 - At Mobile World
Congress (MWC19) today, Artesyn Embedded Technologies announced a collaboration
with Baicells, a leading provider of innovative 4G/5
G solutions, for the development of Baicells M-RAN
virtual small cell solutions based on Artesyn's MC1600 Series
Extreme Edge Server


The MC1600 Series Extreme Edge Server platform
will bring powerful computing, scalability and interoperability, in addition to
many other benefits, to the Baicells MPU77001 M-RAN small cell solution.


The MC1600 Series
Extreme Edge Server is designed to be deployed in remote installations with a
wide environmental temperature range and side-to-side cooling found in many
outdoor cabinets. While initially targeted at vRAN
applications, t
he MC1600 Series Extreme Edge Server is ideal for
industrial site monitoring, Internet of Things (IoT) gateways, and smart cities
applications as well as private cloud installations both on-premise and remote.


has provided innovative computing platforms for virtualized and cloud RAN
applications to some of the largest telecom operators, system integrators and
equipment providers in the world. With public demonstrations supporting
mini-cRAN, vRAN, multi-access edge computing, augmented and virtual reality,
and autonomous vehicle control, Artesyn's computing platforms are the
foundation for emerging smart city infrastructure, 4G and 5G networks, and the
monetization of new consumer services by operators.


Barry Dolan, vice president of sales and
marketing, Artesyn Embedded Computing, said, "In our collaboration with
Baicells, Artesyn provides an innovative computing platform for Baicells M-RAN
small cells and offers features that simplify the instantiations, management
and maintenance of the Baicells small cell solutions. Our MC1600 Series Extreme
Edge Server computing platform provides an economical, dual-processor server
solution, enabling Baicells to minimize both capital and operating expenses as
they progressively deploy 5G installations."


Baiwei, vice president of Baicells, said, "The
Baicells M-RAN solution comprises virtualized baseband units (hosts) connected
to remote radio units via 10GbE switches. Running on the Artesyn MC1600 Extreme
Edge Server, Baicells M-RAN solution can split or combine cells when needed to
support fluctuations in network traffic volume or to support access to multiple
mobile network operator (MNO) networks. Up to 20 remote radio units can
participate in a cell, enabling it to allow for a capacity of 400 users per
cell. The Artesyn MC1600 Series Extreme Edge Server computing platform helps
leverage our ability to accommodate up to three cells per server. This means greater
deployment flexibility and helps minimize power and backhaul costs. Furthermore,
the ability of the Baicells M-RAN to split cells also allows the system to be
upgraded to support 5G networks in the not distant future."

About Baicells

Baicells is a
customer-oriented high-tech company providing innovative and affordable LTE
solutions, which can be used by mobile operators, fixed/wireless operators and
ISPs, MNO/MVNO, governments and enterprise private networks. With advanced innovative
technology and precise manufacturing capability from China, Baicells focuses on
wireless broadband access, operation platforms, and next generation wireless
solutions. Baicells' products include indoor and outdoor Small Cells, Gateway,
Cloud based EPC, Cloud based O&M, CPE, Antenna, etc. With the vision to
"Connect More with Less, Drive the Ultimate LTE Experience", Baicells has
introduced some real breakthrough technologies to LTE, including OpenRAN
architecture, SDN network based on IT architecture, etc. With Baicells' end-to-end turnkey solutions, it becomes much easier for
operators and ISPs to provide wireless broadband within everyone's reach.

About Artesyn Embedded Technologies

Embedded Technologies is a global leader in the design and manufacture of
highly reliable power conversion and embedded computing solutions for a wide
range of industries including communications, computing, consumer electronics,
medical, military, aerospace and industrial automation. For more than 40 years,
customers have trusted Artesyn to help them accelerate time-to-market and
reduce risk with cost-effective advanced network computing and power conversion
solutions. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Artesyn has over 15,000 employees
worldwide across multiple engineering centers of excellence, wholly-owned
world-class manufacturing facilities, and global sales and support offices.


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