Meta partners AMD for mobile infrastructure program

Facebook parent, Meta Platforms Inc and chip maker AMD are partnering for a mobile internet infrastructure program.

The program is expected to bring base station costs down to make broadband more accessible around the world.

The program, called Evenstar, was launched by Meta in early 2020 and promotes a platform called OpenRan.

OpenRan makes it possible for cellular network operators to mix and match hardware and software for building base stations instead of buying all of it from one equipment maker.

AMD said its radio chip, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale RFSoC, will be used in the Evenstar radio units.