Network automation provider Cellwize acquired by Qualcomm

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Network automation provider Cellwize acquired by Qualcomm
Network automation provider Cellwize acquired by Qualcomm

The adoption of Cellwize’s best-in-class RAN automation technologies strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ ability to drive the development of the modern 5G network – accelerating Open RAN global adoption, cloud-based cellular infrastructure innovation and 5G private network deployments

US-based chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has acquired network automation and management solution provider, Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd. to help drive the adoption of the 5G Radio Access Network (RAN).

“Cellwize’s 5G network deployment, automation, and management software platform capabilities further strengthen Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G infrastructure solutions to fuel the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge, and support the growth of the cloud economy,” said the San Diego-based chipmaker in a statement on Monday.

The companies, however, did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition deal.

To accelerate the development of the connected intelligent edge through the deployment 5G private and public networks, lead to a programmable solution for enabling an application ecosystem covering various verticals, among others, the integration of Cellwize’s cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and platform with Qualcomm’s 5G RAN offerings is expected to provide a RAN automation and management software solution.

“The adoption of Cellwize’s best-in-class RAN automation technologies strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ ability to drive the development of the modern 5G network – accelerating Open RAN global adoption, cloud-based cellular infrastructure innovation and 5G private network deployments,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“We are excited to join Qualcomm technologies as we are both committed to accelerate the mission to modernize Radio Access Networks and enable mobile network operators and enterprises to fully realize and monetize their digital transformation,” said Ofir Zemer, former chief executive officer, Cellwize, who now is vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technolgies, Inc.

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