MENLO PARK, Calif., June 1, 2022 —The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) today announced continued momentum for its open source AetherTM private 5G platform, with Kajeet announcing it will leverage Aether to build their own private 5G Networks-as-a-Service offering. The Kajeet solution provides a cloud-based platform providing enterprises Private LTE and 5G, both indoor and outdoor, with seamless mobility between public and private cellular networks, as a turnkey cloud-managed Network-as-a-Service.
ONF has deployed and demonstrated the capabilities of Aether at multiple global sites in concert with its leading vendor and carrier partners. Since its introduction in 2020, Aether has achieved a number of significant milestones, including:
- Selected as foundation for the $30M DARPA Pronto project for building secure 5G
- Deployed in an ongoing outdoor 4G/5G field trial with Deutsche Telekom in Berlin
- Deployed in over 15 edge site locations, operating 7x24 and delivering production-grade performance and uptime
Today’s enterprises require an end-to-end open network to meet their digital transformation needs. The Aether private 5G solution offers settings such as universities, school districts, local municipalities, industrial and manufacturing sites and traditional enterprises a secure, cloud-based private 5G platform to more easily connect people, places, and devices, such as IoT connected systems at the edge.
Derrick Frost, SVP and GM of Private Wireless Networks at Kajeet.
“We are excited to work with the ONF to offer an innovative, open, carrier-grade Private 5G Platform that is purpose-built for enterprises. It seamlessly combines Kajeet’s public and private wireless solutions and expertise.
Kajeet’s Private 5G platform provides cloud-based SIM management, device and network management, and end-to-end smart network slicing with QoS SLA assurance for addressing the challenges of mission-critical enterprise applications. It enables customers to manage their private wireless networks with 24/7/365 Tier-1 support from Kajeet. “
Timon Sloane, General Manager for the ONF.
“The ONF is pleased to see innovative companies like Kajeet adopt open source Aether as the foundation for creating compelling product offerings. Aether is the first open source cloud-native 5G Connected Edge platform designed for business-critical and industrial applications.
Kajeet’s efforts to leverage Aether to build a NaaS offering is an excellent example of the transformative impact Aether is having across the networking and 5G industry.”
About the Open Networking Foundation
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is an operator-driven, community-led non-profit consortium fostering and democratizing innovation in software-defined programmable networks. Led by its board members AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Intel, Microsoft, NTT Group and Türk Telekom, ONF is accelerating the state-of-the-art in open networking, catalyzing creation and adoption of open disaggregated solutions leveraging SDN and open source software. For further information visit https://onfstaging1.opennetworking.org
Kajeet® is a leading provider of wireless connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver secure, reliable, and managed wireless solutions to over 3,000 businesses, schools and districts, and state and local governments. Kajeet’s Private 5G Platform simplifies private wireless to allow education and enterprise customers to easily build and manage their own private wireless networks. Kajeet is the only service provider in the industry to offer Sentinel®, a smart, simple, and secure single pane of glass for wireless device, SIM, and network management. Sentinel includes AI/ML visibility into real-time data usage, policy control management, custom content filters for added security and hybrid private and public network access across all major North American wireless networks and on multiple licensed and unlicensed networks. Kajeet holds 40 U.S. patents in mobile technologies. The mission of Kajeet is to connect the unconnected with smart, simple, and secure public and private wireless networks and do good in the world by working to eliminate the digital divide once and for all.