RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) — Unlocking the True Potential of O-RAN
Why Juniper’s RIC belongs in your O-RAN toolbox.
Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) is rapidly changing how we manage mobile networks, but without an effective RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), O-RAN cannot live up to its full potential. Watch this short video to see why Juniper’s home-grown RIC changes that.
Why RICs are considered to be the operating systems for O-RAN
How Juniper’s RIC enables programmable, intelligent, and interoperable mobile networks
Specific use cases when using Juniper’s RIC
Who is this for?
0:03 Mobile networks have always evolved...
0:05 adopting new architectures...
0:07 delivering new experiences.
0:09 In the latest architectural shift, Open RAN is making mobile networks
0:12 more programmable, intelligent and interoperable.
0:16 And a new component, the RAN Intelligent Controller, or RIC,
0:20 adds even more capabilities to the network.
0:23 The RIC is essentially the operating system for the RAN,
0:26 allowing you to onboard applications to improve network performance,
0:30 increase business agility and reduce costs.
0:33 It allows you to deliver personalized experiences,
0:36 such as preferential treatment for first responders,
0:38 or a premium experience for gaming users.
0:41 RIC can create new revenue streams.
0:44 You can enforce SLAs for network slicing for different groups of users,
0:48 such as a factory that needs reliable low latency connectivity,
0:51 or for sports fans using AR & VR.
0:55 You can provide indoor location-based services in public areas,
0:58 such as shopping malls, or to enhance safety across industrial sites.
1:02 And you can lower costs by sharing RAN infrastructure
1:05 and by optimizing energy efficiency.
1:08 Juniper’s RIC is an integral part of its SMO,
1:10 a multi-tenant, multi-cloud and multi-domain
1:13 Service Management and Orchestration Platform
1:15 that delivers end-to-end network slicing.
1:19 Juniper’s RIC is open and interoperable.
1:21 It allows to you onboard third party apps,
1:23 and even interoperate with another vendor’s SMO.
1:27 Juniper is at the heart of this new approach,
1:29 innovating and collaborating across the whole community
1:32 with its proven networking experience and expertise.
1:36 Juniper’s RIC also supports powerful AI capabilities,
1:39 leveraging Juniper’s market leadership in AI-driven Networking.
1:44 Juniper’s RIC is an essential part of
1:45 delivering the experience that matters to your customers.
1:49 At Juniper, we call this Experience-First Networking.