First-class suppliers in Taiwan are active in their respective Open RAN development. As CY Feng, General Manager of BU6 at Pegatron Company declared, “with the virtualization of the software structure, this makes the white box of the system possible. There will certainly be traction.âIt is also supported by Mat Romain, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks Corporation this he is waiting “The strong growth of open network solutions driven by testing and activity in the ecosystem, and another driver of this growth are fully validated software ecosystem solutions.”
Otherwise, Horen Chen, CTO of Wistron NeWeb Corporation shared the company has “developed RU, worked with other partners to enable DU, CU and intended to use an open architecture in our private networks for manufacturing sites. “ Aaron Chuang, Senior Manager of Compal Electronics also shared that they saw “vscustomers requesting all-in-one or open fronthaul products for flexible and large-scale deployment.”
Interoperability and performance testing is essential to accelerate time to market in Open RAN
As the leading mobile telephone operator in Indonesia who carried out tests in the open RAN field in the Moluccas region, Indonesia, Kees Van Peer, Senior Vice President, Head of Technology Strategy & Partnership of Indosat Ooredoo shared the positive results, and that “the reason why we continue this openness in the networks is that we would like to push more innovation and quality improvement coming from the technological ecosystem and also to adapt to any new technological development allowing to improve the customer experience . ”
As open RAN addresses the challenges of more complex and flexible 5G networks, as the panelists shared, one of the biggest inhibitors to the acceptance and deployment of open network technology is to prove that it is interoperable with multiple providers. Additionally, once all components are integrated, vendors will need to determine if end-to-end (E2E) performance can achieve parity with the traditional near-proprietary system.
Taiwan as the newest addition to TIP’s community lab to contribute to the global community
As the headquarters of the world’s largest ICT providers, Taiwan launched its first “5G Open Network Lab” in August 2020 with the support of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). It is a platform where vendors can access an open network environment for testing, in the hope of providing operators with the confidence that tested products can be integrated without overhead.
from Taiwan 5G Open Network Lab Expands To Include More Carrier Class Cores To Support Qualified 5G Products In Global Market By Partnering With TIP To Become The Newest Addition As A Community Lab In Asia.
As David hutton, Chief Engineer of Telecom Infra Project (TIP) said: “it is important to have a local lab environment for all technology vendors to use and be recognized by the TIP community which is why we are very happy to have ITRI [supported by Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA] be approved as a TIP community laboratory. ”
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About the Industrial Development Office (IDB)
Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) is the administrative agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan. The role of the IDB is to formulate industrial policies and oversee various industries, including metallurgy and mechanics, information technology, consumer goods and chemicals, knowledge services, as well as sustainable development in Taiwan. In recent years, the IDB has also strongly supported the Taiwan pavilion at global trade shows (such as MWC Barcelona), and for from Taiwan suppliers to demonstrate the capabilities of Taiwan’s ICT supply chain in the global market.
SOURCE Office of the Communications Industry Development Project delegated by the Industrial Development Office (IDB), MOEA