Bray firm Druid Software lands major 5G deals in Germany

Irish firm Druid Software reveals European breakthrough deals for 5G at Mobile World Congress 2021.

Bray-based tech firm Druid Software has landed two very important 5G deals in Germany.

In one deal the company has been selected by German industrial firm Umlaut to deploy its first 5G campus network at its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, in collaboration with US 5G player Airspan.

“Private 5G networks empower enterprises to modernise and improve, allowing them to finally implement their own high performing wireless network”

In a second deal Druid is working with German telecoms player Siticom to deploy private 5G networks for businesses and services of the future.

5G campus network

Car being manufactured by robots.

Working in partnership with US firm Airspan, the new Umlaut 5G standalone network uses 100 MHz of C-Band spectrum and leverages virtualized architecture to deliver flexibility and scalability.

The 5G campus network is to be a foundation for engineering studies and collaborative testing of a variety of pioneering applications in areas including logistics, manufacturing, health and life, utilities and many other industries arising from umlaut’s and its customers’ fields of activity.

“With our 5G campus network, we can test a wide variety of industrial applications and scenarios which provide real value for our customers,” said Hakan Ekmen, CEO of Telecoms at Umlaut.

“We will provide them with tangible, reliable results to help them develop their 5G strategies and proof of concepts, in the perfect test environment, saving the cost of building and operating their own 5G test beds. umlaut will also support our customers in creating their own tailor-made environment from planning license application for network rollout, launch and optimization and managed operation of our clients’ private networks.”

Umlaut has been awarded a private 5G spectrum license with a bandwidth of 100MHz in the so-called C-Band block. This largest possible spectrum assignment is meeting or even exceeding the requirements of all the test scenarios and paves the way into a digital era.

Umlaut has been awarded with a private 5G spectrum license with a bandwidth of 100 MHz in the so-called C-Band block. This largest possible spectrum assignment is meeting or even exceeding the requirements of all the test scenarios described and clearly paves the way into a digital era.

“We are delighted to support umlaut as they pioneer 5G standalone capability for enterprise innovation in the German market. Umlaut is ideally positioned with the enterprise slicing capabilities of the Druid Raemis 5G NGC and Airspan’s ORAN solution to address the business-critical needs of Industry,” said Liam Kenny, CEO of Druid Software.

Private 5G networks

In another key deal, Druid revealed that it is working with German telecoms player Siticom to deploy the Irish company’s RaemisTM 5G SA core solution for its latest projects.

Germany was one of the first countries to make dedicated spectrum available for local, private 5G use by enterprises. Siticom is now a leading provider of private 5G networks solutions, having built up their expertise ahead of other telecoms businesses around the world.

Druid SVP of Strategic Partnerships Tadgh Kenny said: “Druid and Siticom are ideally positioned to guide businesses through the complexities of deploying 5G networks.”

“Private 5G networks empower enterprises to modernise and improve, allowing them to finally implement their own high performing wireless networks,” Siticom’s expert director of 5G Solutions Christian Freund added.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 1 July 2021

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