Accelleran dRAX: Your Open RAN, delivered
Accelleran’s dRAX™ delivers proven virtualised software components to enable real-world deployment of multi-vendor, disaggregated Open RAN. Containerised and ready for deployments on 21st Century network infrastructure, dRAX is fully integrated with popular orchestration platforms.
dRAX: Cloud-Native Open RAN software
Accelleran’s dRAX is our cloud-native, O-RAN aligned product, comprising a loosely coupled (CUPS) CU, a distributed near-RealTime/non-RealTime RIC, and a RAN-oriented SMO/Dashboard with xApp/rApp SDK.
dRAX offers an open software framework for 5G RAN control plane functions, closely aligning with Open RAN principles.
Its architecture is rooted in cloud-native principles, utilising containerised microservices that communicate asynchronously.
Each key RAN component, whether it’s CU-CP, CU-UP, nRT-RIC/nonRT-RIC, SMO, or xApp/rApp SDK, is disaggregated into distinct service entities.
dRAX integrates with several OpenRAN ecosystem DUs/RUs, accommodating both Split 7.2 and Split 2 architectures.
Accelleran dRAX: Solution Overview
dRAX: Cloud-Native Open RAN software
Accelleran’s groundbreaking dRAX™ provides cutting-edge, virtualised software components designed to facilitate seamless deployment of multi-vendor, disaggregated Open RAN. In line with leading open standards suchas the O-RAN Alliance, dRAX delivers reliable, cost-effective, and scalable solutions for 5G networks.
As an integral part of the RAN ecosystem, dRAX components encompass crucial control and resource management functions such as Service Orchestration, RIC, CU-CP, and CU-UP. Pre-integrated with an array of DU and RU solutions from our partners and other vendors, dRAX ensures a streamlined, interoperable experience.
Embracing the future of network infrastructure, dRAX is containerised and fully compatible with renowned orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. Powered by our innovative Jetstream architecture, dRAX offers top-notch, distributed, location-transparent virtual service meshing. This allows it to support a wide range of scenarios, from small-scale office deployments with just a few cells to large-scale solutions boasting multi-node clustering, load balancing, geo-redundancy, and EDGE services.
Transform your network capabilities with Accelleran’s dRAX™.
dRAX-RIC: RAN Intelligent Controller
Discover Accelleran’s Revolutionary dRAX™-RIC: The Cloud-Native RAN Intelligent Controller for Next-Level Open RAN Optimisation.
The dRAX™-RIC facilitates seamless onboarding and life cycle management of xApps and rApps, supporting containerised deployment and delivering a suite of indispensable services. Operators and integrators rely on dRAX™-RIC as their premier development platform, harnessing real-time RAN data and control hooks to develop state-of-the-art AI-based xApps and rApps that boost RAN intelligence and automation.
Equipped with user-friendly xApps and rApps boilerplate templates and straightforward APIs, dRAX™-RIC enables third-party developers to effortlessly incorporate RAN intelligence and control into their workflow. This makes it the ideal solution for businesses aiming to stay at the forefront of innovation.
dRAX: Service Management & Orchestration
dRAX goes above and beyond in delivering exceptional manageability and orchestration for open and disaggregated RAN. Boasting open APIs, dRAX further enhances user experience with an intuitive graphical user interface that facilitates monitoring and configuration of Open RAN elements, as well as seamless xApps onboarding.
Innovative at its core, dRAX incorporates cutting-edge Kubernetes-based orchestration capabilities, allowing for dynamic instantiation of RAN microservices precisely when and where they’re required.
Effortlessly integrating with third-party end-to-end orchestration platforms, dRAX ensures seamless delivery of comprehensive services reliant on cellular connectivity, making it the ultimate solution for modern network management.
dRAX: 5G CU
Accelleran’s dRAX™-CU offers a fully standards-compliant, Cloud-Native implementation of the Central Unit – User Plane (CU-UP) and Central Unit – Control Plane (CU-CP) as defined by 3GPP, taking network management to new heights.
Built on a true microservices-based architecture, dRAX-CU consists of independent, location-transparent, containerised services featuring well-defined interfaces and specific responsibilities, such as F1 Manager and UE Connection Manager. Powered by Accelleran’s groundbreaking Jetstream service mesh technology, dRAX-CU is scalable from single-node solutions to wide-area geo-redundant clusters, ensuring robust network security, scaling, and fault tolerance.
dRAX: xApps & rApps
Current xApp offering includes:
- dRAX Dashboard
- Near zero-touch provisioning
- Automated Neighbour Manager
- Smart Handover
- Automated PCI Allocation
dRAX: e/gNodeB Software
Enabling the full functionality of an e/gNodeB, this software package delivers an integrated software solution, including all the essential components: Layers 1, 2 and 3 of the RAN function and the necessary OAM and security features.
The optimised multi-platform carrier-grade small cell software has been designed with portability and flexibility at its core. Currently available for operation on Marvell 71xx and 73xx silicon platforms, this software ports across multiple silicon platforms, and supports different Open RAN splits, from a fully embedded traditional Small Cell to virtualised C-RAN architectures.
While open standards are prerequisite to delivering truly interoperable products, integrating the individual components into a working solution remains a task cut out for our experts. Providing test environments and services necessary to integrate a multi-sourced Radio Access Network, dLAB delivers on the Open RAN promise.
With our experience of integrating hardware and software network functions, from Radio Units, over Distributed and Central through the RAN Intelligent Controller, we offer an effective path towards a fully operable and integrated Radio Access Network, both on premise as well as in our own labs.
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