Qualcomm acquires Cellwize, aiming to accelerate 5G

5G infrastructures will be strengthened to power the digital transformation of industries

Qualcomm Technologies announced the acquisition of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd., a leader in automation and management of mobile networks, to accelerate the innovation and adoption of 5G radio access networks (RANs). “The capabilities of Cellwize’s 5G network implementation, automation and management software platform strengthen Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G infrastructure solutions to power the digital transformation of industries, power the connected intelligent edge and support the growth of the cloud economy”, he said. the company. The addition of Cellwize’s cloud-native, multi-vendor RAN automation and management platform with Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G RAN offerings will provide: A software solution for RAN automation and management that will accelerate intelligent edge development connected through the implementation of private and public 5G networks, reducing network implementation times and simplifying its management; a programmable solution that allows you to create an application ecosystem (marketplace) for differentiation and customization in different vertical sectors; a horizontal solution that allows easy management of the multi-vendor ecosystem for open virtualized networks; a solution with flexible RAN architecture (open RAN, virtualized RAN and traditional RAN) and multigenerational support.

“Global mobile operators and private companies are rolling out 5G networks at an unprecedented pace across all industries, with the goal of connecting everyone and everything to the cloud,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager. , Cellular Modems & Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The addition of Cellwize’s best-in-class RAN automation technologies strengthens Qualcomm Technologies’ ability to lead the development of the modern 5G network, accelerating global adoption of Open RAN, innovation cloud-based cellular infrastructure and 5G private network deployments. ” Ofir Zemer, former CEO of Cellwize, now Vice President, Product Management of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., said, “We are thrilled to be joining Qualcomm Technologies as we are both committed to the mission of modernizing radio access networks and enable mobile network operators and businesses to fully realize and monetize their digital transformation “. DLA Piper acted as principal legal counsel and Fischer (FBC & Co.) as local counsel of Qualcomm Technologies. Evercore acted as financial advisor to Cellwize and Goldfarb Seligman and Co. as legal counsel.