Radisys Corporation is joining forces with Intel and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to demonstrate a 5G New Radio reference architecture and use cases based on the O-RAN Alliance specification.
The solution takes advantage of the Radisys’ disaggregated RAN software architecture building blocks for 4G, 5G and IoT and Intel’s FlexRAN Layer 1 based on Intel architecture platforms. Mobile operators will be able to accelerate their 5G deployments by leveraging open RAN architectures in their networks,
The O-RAN Alliance is focused on bringing openness, programmability, self-healing and intelligence to the RAN, and its Work Group 8, co-chaired by China Mobile, AT&T, Radisys and Intel, is defining a 5G NR reference software architecture.
Neeraj Patel, vice president and general manager, Software and Services, Radisys, added, “We’re pleased to team with Intel and China Mobile to showcase the benefits of this SDN-ization of 5G NR access, a critical and hitherto costly piece of the RAN jigsaw, with the use of open software, open APIs, open architecture and standard hardware components enabling seamless interoperability across.”
Intel thinks that this demonstration of wireless protocol stack layers from Intel and Radisys running on Intel Xeon-based general purpose servers is an important step in getting broader acceptance of open RAN architecture, expanding the ecosystem, and ultimately enabling service providers all over the world to speed up RAN deployments.
Radisys is delivering an integrated 5G solution for a public demonstration of 5G NR sub-6 GHz SA mode that leverages Radisys’ L2/L3 software stack and Intel’s FlexRAN Layer 1 software on an Intel architecture platform.
China Mobile will demonstrate the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz SA demo showcasing eMBB and IoT use cases for video streaming and factory floor robot control respectively in Booth N3.E20 at MWC Shanghai, taking place June 26-28.
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