Successful Demonstration of 5G O-RAN Data Transmission
Stockholm, Sweden, October 3, 2019 – Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end Network Software Provider and a leader in accelerating software network transformation for communications service providers (CSPs), has successfully demonstrated the transmission of data traffic over O-RAN interface in a 5G New Radio during the official opening of the Center of Innovation in Stockholm on Wednesday. The Center focuses on Mavenir’s innovative and open virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) development, both S/W and H/W, as well as innovation on next generation platforms for 5G and IoT for Service Providers, Industry and Enterprises.
The successful transmission of data at the physical layer demonstrated the implementation in a 5G New Radio the O-RAN split 7.2 open interface between a Distributed Unit (O-DU) and a simulated Remote Radio Unit (RRU) (O-RU). The DU was implemented on a x86-based architecture standard COTS server and displayed maximum speed for the chosen transmission of 777 Mbps.
“The relevance of this demonstration is that the O-RAN interface is a straightforward and robust interface to implement in 5G with standard commercial off-the-shelf equipment,” said Mikael Rylander, SVP/GM RAN Business Unit. “This means we will be able to stimulate a full ecosystem of Radio Unit suppliers, which will inject new blood into the market and support the vision of OpenRAN in transforming the mobile network economics”.
This first demonstration, made in the presence of many customers of the Swedish Mobile Communication Industry and executives of several enterprise technology partnerships, illustrated how Mavenir’s Stockholm Innovation Center will drive Mavenir’s disruptive approach for next generation 4G and 5G networks with fully virtualized RAN.