Tech Mahindra has formed a partnership with Keysight Technologies to certify 5G vendors’ equipment at its O-RAN (open radio access network) lab in New Jersey, the US.
Put simply, Open RAN or open radio access network architecture is industry terminology for interoperability and standardization of radio access network elements, including products and software from various vendors.
Tech Mahindra has announced a collaboration with Keysight Technologies to certify 5G equipment of open radio access network (O-RAN) in Tech Mahindra’s 5G O-RAN test lab facility located in New Jersey, US, the company said in a statement.
By leveraging Keysight’s Open RAN architect (KORA) solutions, Tech Mahindra’s lab will become fully equipped to perform full validation of designs developed by CSPs (Communication Service Providers), ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and ODMs (Original Design Manufactures) in compliance to norms defined by the O-RAN alliance.
This ensures that the entire open RAN system, built on open standards and disaggregated network architectures, performs as expected in terms of data speed, capacity, connection latency and security.
Keysight offers a range of O-RAN test, emulation and optimization solutions.
These solutions enable vendors of small cells, macro cells and cloud RAN as well as mobile operators, test labs and hyperscale data centers to verify functionality and compliance to standards and system performance before live network deployment.