Experimental validation of 5G Open RAN architecture evolution based on OpenAirInterface. OpenAirInterface project is the leading open-source initiative that provides a reference implementation of 5G which is standard-compliant with 3GPP Release 15.
The main goal of this experiment is to integrate the Open RAN interfaces implemented by Allbesmart (EU) with the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) applications developed by VT (US) and validate its performance on top of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative xG Testbed (US). The Virginia Tech team (VT) will work on an end- to- end 5G O- RAN reference implementation based on OpenAirInterface to promote innovation, especially on the near real- time RIC
algorithms such as multi- user scheduling and resource allocation. The outcome of this experiment will contribute to the publicly available open-source OpenAirInterface software library with new O-RAN features towards an open and renovated 5G architecture.
This experiment will stimulate a radical restructuring of the 5G supply chain, where Open RAN disaggregation plays a significant role. Thus this will contribute to the common goal of European and US sovereignty in 5G technologies.
Dr. Paulo Marques, (Allbesmart, LDA)
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This experiment is currently underway.
NGI Project: NGI atlantic
Status: Early research demo