O-RAN ALLIANCE Successfully Concludes O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023

The O-RAN ALLIANCE yesterday announced the successful completion of the O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023. This event, involving major operators, carried out critical testing and validation of O-RAN technologies to support and encourage ongoing adoption by the industry. In addition, O-RAN has unveiled a lineup of demonstrations that highlight the latest advancements, on-site at MWC Shanghai, or online at the O-RAN ALLIANCE Virtual Exhibition.

The O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023 was conducted from April to June 2 in ten labs across Asia, Europe and North America, with 60 participating companies or institutions. The tests provided participants validation of O-RAN equipment conformance, performance and interoperability; tackled issues and overcome hurdles to wider technology adoption; and facilitated exploration of new features, scenarios and applications.

Participants in O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023:

In South Korea, the PlugFest was hosted by KT in NIA 5G Testbed Center in Pangyo. Participants included: ETRI, Fujitsu, Keysight Technologies, NTT DOCOMO and SOLiD.

In Taiwan, the PlugFest was hosted by Auray OTIC and Security lab in its two locations in Taoyuan and Kaohsiung. Participants included: Anritsu, Askey, Calnex Solutions, Capgemini Engineering, Compal, Institute for Information Industry (III), Inventec, ITRI, Keysight Technologies, LITEON, LitePoint, LIONS, Metanoia Communications, MiTAC Computing Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Pegatron, Rohde & Schwarz, Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), SageRAN Technology, TMYTEK, Ultraband Technologies, VIAVI Solutions, Wistron NeWeb Corp, Xena Networks.

In Europe, the PlugFest was jointly hosted by Deutsche Telekom, EANTC, EURECOM, Orange and Vodafone in 3 labs: i14y Lab in Berlin, EURECOM Lab in Sophia Antipolis and Vodafone Central O-RAN Lab in Newbury. Participants included: Benetel, Capgemini Engineering, Dell Technologies, IS-Wireless, LITEON, Net AI, Nokia, Radisys, Red Hat, Rimedo Labs, Rohde & Schwarz, VIAVI Solutions, VMware, VoerEir and Wind River.

In USA, the PlugFest was jointly hosted by University of New Hampshire, COSMOS, CableLabs and POWDER in partnership with AT&T and DISH Network, across 4 labs: University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab in Durham (NH), North American OTIC in NYC Metro Area/East (COSMOS) in North Brunswick (NJ), CableLabs Kyrio O-RAN Test and Integration Lab in Louisville (CO) and POWDER by University of Utah in Salt Lake City (UT). Participants included: Analog Devices, Calnex Solutions, Capgemini Engineering, EXFO, Fujitsu, highstreet technologies, IP Infusion, National Instruments, Red Hat, Spirent Communications, VIAVI Solutions, Wind River and Xena Networks.