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Dali Wireless Named 2018 Leading Lights Award Finalist for “Most Innovative 5G Technology”

Dali has been recognized for its innovation and leadership in enabling Open RAN with its Virtual Fronthaul Interface (vFITM)

Menlo Park, Calif. – April 17, 2018Dali Wireless, Inc., a global leader in wireless fronthaul innovation for virtual RAN, today announced that Dali Matrix® Virtual Fronthaul Interface (vFI™) has been shortlisted as a 2018 Leading Lights Award finalist in the category of “Most Innovative 5G Technology”. As one of the telecom industry’s most prestigious awards program, Leading Lights Awards recognize technology leaders that have developed market-leading product and services that enable the launch, deployment or creation of 5G services.

New applications such as virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and massive Internet of Things are expected to thrive with 5G. However, new infrastructure is required yet again, just as it was in 2G, 3G and 4G network deployments. 5G will present even greater deployment hurdles given the massive amount of capacity and the diverse set of new applications. Mobile network operators’ (MNOs) business case for 5G will only succeed if they are able to drive costs down and stimulate innovation.

Backed by over 400 patents, Dali vFI brings advanced radio signal routing, aggregation and translation capabilities to the fronthaul network. This enables shared infrastructure, dynamic capacity allocation, and more importantly, an Open RAN.

With Open RAN, mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to adopt best of breed products from a more competitive and innovative RAN vendor ecosystem. Open RAN effectively tears down vendor lock-in issues associated with proprietary fronthaul interfaces in traditional RAN architecture. By enabling fronthaul interoperability between different vendors’ RAN elements, Dali provides maximum investment protection while enabling a seamless, cost effective migration to 5G.

“We are thrilled that the Leading Lights Award committee has recognized the innovations behind Dali’s vFI,” said Albert Lee, Chief Executive Officer at Dali Wireless. “To achieve the vision of 5G, a flexible network architecture is required, from the core to the edge. We’re delighted that the judges acknowledged our significant contribution to virtualizing the fronthaul and enabling Open RAN to drive down costs for 5G network rollout.”

For additional information on Dali Matrix® Virtual Fronthaul Interface (vFI™), please visit our website at or download our whitepaper entitled Introducing SDN Radio Router™ Technology for Fronthaul Networks.

About Dali Wireless

Dali Wireless is a wireless infrastructure innovator providing new and better ways to handle exponential growth in mobile data traffic. Dali’s fully digital wireless signal routing solution revolutionizes in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity by eliminating interference and maximizing spectrum usage. The company’s ground breaking patented virtual Fronthaul Interface (vFI™) is an intelligent aggregator-router and key enabler of RAN virtualization elevating networks to 5G readiness. Mobile operators, large enterprises and public safety networks around the world deploy Dali technology to ensure high quality service and a seamless migration to 5G.

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Dali Wireless

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