Contela selects Picocom to power Open RAN products

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Contela, a developer and manufacturer of wireless communication equipment, has announced that it will be using Picocom’s PC802 5GNR/LTE baseband silicon and related PHY software in its upcoming 5G Open RAN Distributed Unit (O-DUs) and Radio Unit (O-RUs) products.

According to Contela Picocom, a 5G Open RAN baseband and semiconductor software specialist, can provide an Open RAN product portfolio that provides the power, flexibility and scalability it needs to enable it to deliver advanced wireless network products that meet the evolving needs of its customers.

“With Picocom's mature silicon and software, Contela will be able to deliver cutting-edge Open RAN wireless products to its customers and help them maintain a competitive advantage in the ever-evolving telecoms industry. The immediate availability of PC802 and its accompanying software means we have already kickstarted our programme. By leveraging Picocom's technology roadmap, Contela can continue to innovate and meet the market's future demands," said Sun Park, CEO of Contela.

 "I am pleased to be able to announce that we are collaborating with Contela. Korea is a global leader in wireless innovation, and we are very pleased with the traction we have seen and the increasing contribution Picocom is making in the region," said Peter Claydon, President of Picocom.

The Picocom PC802 is shipping in mass production quantities with mature software for distributed units (O-DUs), radio units (O-RUs), and integrated small cells.

PC802 supports 4G LTE and 5G NR and can run them concurrently on the same device.