Groundhog Technologies and Rakuten Mobile Partner to Launch the World’s First Virtualized Open RAN Geolocation Solution

By July 24, 2020News

Taipei, Taiwan- July 24, 2020

Groundhog Technologies is proud to launch the world’s first open RAN Geolocation Solution for Rakuten Mobile; Japan’s new and disruptive network player. The cloud-native CovMo™ platform is deployed on their LTE open RAN-powered network.

As an industry greenfield deployment, Rakuten Mobile’s network takes the open virtualized RAN concept to disaggregate the RAN functionality by building a software-defined mobile network based on interoperability and standardization on open, white-box hardware from non-incumbent vendors. Groundhog Technologies is honored to be selected as part of the Rakuten Cloud Platform (RCP) which will provide Rakuten Mobile with a Geolocation Solution combining network analytics and subscriber-centric intelligence in a cloudified open RAN architecture. The solution can empower the innovative operator with distinct value across planning, optimization, customer service, and marketing for unsurpassed ROI potential.

Groundhog Technologies keeps earning its leadership credentials by being the world-premiere Geolocation vendor to assure the first virtualized cloud-native open RAN for Rakuten Mobile. For more than a decade, Groundhog Technologies not only has rich experience in building partnerships with traditional vendors like Nokia, Ericsson, and Huawei but also remains nimble to work with other new entrants. Its flagship product, CovMo™, strategically supports industry-standard cloud operating systems for easy operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) and follows an open-source RAN reference platform using open source projects, like container-based OpenStack architectures, for network orchestration and automation.

“As an O-RAN alliance contributor, we are more than willing and capable to work with groundbreaking vendors in this vibrant open networking ecosystem,” said David Chiou, the Founder and CEO of Groundhog Technologies. “It is a trend and agreed industry roadmap to build a more adaptable and agile mobile network, resulting in highly scalable while cost-effective network development and enhanced user experience.”

About Groundhog Technologies

Groundhog Technologies is the leading provider of Mobility Intelligence. Our solutions can reveal the locations, Quality of Experience (QoE), context, and lifestyles of all mobile users in the operator’s entire network 24×7. This carrier-grade platform continuously transforms billions of daily network events and petabytes of data into ubiquitous intelligence. This invaluable knowledge empowers our partners to improve services and generate new revenue streams across various departments: Network & Operations, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing, Digital Services, and now being extended to the Public Health domain. Since 2001, Groundhog Technologies has been helping the foremost operators in the world to maximize their network and business potential.