O-RAN Newsletter September 2023
Your guide to best practices and the latest technology from Spirent to test and assure tomorrow’s devices and networks.
Open RAN Global Forum
Join industry experts during this virtual dynamic forum where they will discuss the progress of O-RAN and the crucial role of the RIC. Spirent sessions during this day-long virtual event include:
Panel discussion: Tackling key integration and interoperability hurdles – how do we reduce cost and complexity?
Presentation: The critical role of orchestration and automation in piecing Open RAN together.
Meet us at MWC Las Vegas
September 26-28, Booth 938
Join us at MWC Las Vegas! We will be in Booth #938 where we’ll be showcasing our O-RAN solutions.
Spirent solutions help global operators and equipment manufacturers provide the best possible user experience with the highest levels of assurance that their networks and devices are ready for commercial rollout with optimal performance to drive business outcomes. Visit our booth to speak with our experts and view demos of our wraparound and end-to-end test solutions.
Cloud native Open RAN - Keynote & panel discussion
November 16, 11:00-12:30 EST
Open RAN is an opportunity to deploy and operate mobile networks on cloud infrastructure. This brings efficiency, fast development cycles, and new operating models to the RAN, and in turn, can drive innovation and agility in end user services. This session discusses how operators can deploy open RAN on cloud infrastructure platforms to better achieve advanced radio performance, programmability, and automated operations.
How to assess Open RAN readiness
Many see the transition to O-RAN offers compelling new opportunities. Multi-vendor, plug-and-play architecture for seamless interoperability; reduced costs; and the promise of an agile mix-and-match approach that’s ripe for innovation. But whether you’re jumping in with both feet or taking a more cautious approach, you’ll need the ability to test O-RAN’s end-to-end performance in real-world conditions before going live. Check out this great new guide.
Advances in O-RAN RIC wraparound testing
The RIC, or RAN intelligent controller, is a key element in the management and optimization of 5G network functions for Open RAN, such as high-bandwidth, low- latency applications, network slicing, prioritized communications, and more. Watch our latest demo to learn about Spirent’s RIC test solution.
How to set a winning Open RAN test strategy
From our cutting-edge work validating O-RAN, it’s become clear that the old model of relying on vendors to conduct “neutral” testing, followed by end-to-end testing by service providers is no longer an option. Even in situations where basic interoperability is established, performance and capacity testing of each O-RAN component will be critical to ensure that end-to-end stacks are ready to perform at scale.
Need more info on Spirent O-RAN solutions?
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