Auden, a leading Taiwanese RF/wireless company has selected Keysight’s open radio access network (RAN) test solutions to validate open radio access network (RAN) solutions. Auden’s test and certification business selected Keysight’s integrated portfolio of open RAN solutions to verify interoperability between network elements, compliance to specifications set by the O-RAN Alliance and validate end-to-end performance from the edge of the RAN to the core of the network. Open RAN deployments are expected to create operational efficiencies for mobile operators and be initially used to extend cellular coverage in rural areas and inside buildings.
Kalyan Sundhar, vice president and general manager for Keysight’s 5G edge to core industry group stated that Open RAN architectures are gaining momentum due to the maturing of standards and cross-industry collaborative efforts. Keysight is pleased to support Auden with open RAN test solutions that many vendors of network elements such as radio, distributed and central units (O-RU, O-DU and O-CU) already use to ensure their designs work cohesively and as expected.
Many mobile operators around the world are supporting open, standards-based interfaces by joining industry associations such as the O-RAN Alliance and Telecom Infra Project (TIP). By verifying the performance of O-RAN solutions, test houses enable mobile operators and vendors to successfully bring commercial O-RAN products and services to market. Fully interoperable open RAN deployments will play a significant role in an industry undergoing a digital transformation using 5G new radio (NR), virtualization and cloud computing as key building blocks.
Daniel Chang, Chairman of Auden said that Keysight’s end-to-end open RAN test solutions will allow Auden to create a collaborative, open and impartial working environment for verifying the conformity of RAN equipment to O-RAN interface specifications. They are pleased to expand their collaboration with Keysight to support the open RAN community with services critical to the deployment of flexible 4G LTE or 5G platforms.
Auden selected Keysight’s Open RAN Architect (KORA) solutions, including Open RAN Studio, RuSIM for emulating real network traffic over O-RAN fronthaul, DuSIM for validating O-CU, CuSIM for validating O-DU, CoreSIM for emulating the 4G evolved packet core (EPC) or 5G Core (5GC) and UeSIM for emulating wireless user equipment. When combined with Keysight’s signal generation and analysis solutions and field-based network quality of service measurements tools, these solutions address a wide range of O-RAN conformance test requirements. In November 2019, Auden selected Keysight’s 5G network emulation solutions to deliver comprehensive regulatory certification services for a global 5G device market.