Keysight Technologies has announced collaboration with fellow O-RAN alliance members AT&T, Anokiwave, Ball Corporation, and Xilinx, accelerating development of 5G networks, using an open radio access network (O-RAN) architecture to increase flexibility for service providers.
Open, standards-based network architectures, with interoperable interfaces and off-the-shelf components enable mobile operators to address a diverse set of demands in support of new vertical market revenue opportunities. These opportunities are driven by smart cities, industrial automation, and connected cars, among other vertical industries. The multi-party collaboration has already resulted in a key industry milestone. The parties will showcase the industry’s first O-RAN 5G mm wave radio unit (O-RU) white box demonstration. The demonstration will combine essential building blocks to create and test a blueprint for next-generation RAN.
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“We are excited to play a prominent role in developing the standards to create a robust interoperability framework that addresses new 5G market opportunities. Keysight’s capability to provide rapid prototyping framework across radio frequency and protocol measurement domains enables the industry to accelerate development and integration of 5G solutions.”