SANTA ROSA, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, working with Amazon Web Services , Inc. (AWS), announced that the company’s Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) test solutions are now available on AWS Outposts.
AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that delivers the same AWS infrastructure, same AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any data center, colocation space, or on-premises facility for a cohesive hybrid experience. Radio Unit (O-RU), Distributed Unit (O-DU), Central Unit (O-CU) and RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) vendors need integrated, virtualized, and cloud native solutions to validate performance, establish interoperability between network elements and ensure compliance with the latest O-RAN and 3GPP specifications.
Keysight’s Open Radio Access Network (RAN) (KORA) architect consists of multiple simulators working in unison to provide a seamless solution for vendors, operators and testers to verify the infrastructure of the End-to-end O-RAN ecosystem. These solutions provide an environment for accelerated development, integration and deployment, saving critical time to market for new product releases and network deployment applications.
The KORA suite which is now available through AWS Outposts brings together all the major elements for testing the evolving RAN ecosystem into a comprehensive family of test solutions, including RuSIM, DuSIM, CuSIM, RIC Test and LoadCore.
RuSIM provides fully scalable RU emulation on the fronthaul interface for O-DU functional testing, comprehensive performance testing, protocol conformance testing, and interoperability conformance testing. DuSIM validates open central processing unit (O-CU) performance in accordance with 3GPP standards and aligns with O-RAN C and U plane performance and interoperability parameters with 5G and O-RAN network functions . Capable of generating hundreds of O-DUs and thousands of UEs, DuSIM provides optimal O-CU performance under high load conditions with realistic voice, video and data traffic. CuSIM helps infrastructure providers, chipset vendors, and mobile operators validate Open Distributed Unit (O-DU) functionality by emulating traffic on the mid-distance interface.
In addition, RIC Test helps vendors and mobile operators to validate RAN Intelligent Controllers (RICs) and RIC-enabled Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning xApps and RApps (intelligent applications hosted on the RIC platform that control the allocation of resources on 5G networks) used to efficiently manage radio resources. This is done by emulating traffic scenarios over a distributed set of RAN elements (eNB, gNB, CU, DU) on the E2 interface of the O-RAN Alliance. LoadCore enables communication service providers (CSPs) to extend their network and edge capabilities beyond previous on-site presence, providing flexible and rapid deployment and execution of their continuous integration (CI) pipeline and continuous delivery (CD).
âKeysight is extremely pleased with the opportunity to offer our core 5G testing solutions on AWS,â said Kalyan Sundhar, vice president and general manager, 5G Edge to Core Solutions at Keysight. âEngaging in the future of disaggregated 5G RAN open interfaces enables existing vendors and new opportunities from emerging stakeholders to explore cutting-edge technologies in several diverse vertical segments such as autonomous vehicles, remote medicine and connected cities, which private networks will allow to become reality. ”
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight offers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software-based insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation of prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis and optimization and visibility of network performance in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our clients cover the global industrial communications and ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated $ 4.2 billion in revenue in fiscal 2020. For more information on Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.
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