Hosted Resources

Build a 5G Open RAN Test Lab with Open-source Software Tools


Developing and deploying a laboratory infrastructure to support testing 5G and open radio-access network (Open RAN) systems can present a daunting and complex task. Prior to Open RAN, this task was only possible by engaging directly with the large network system vendors. Since then, several open-source projects and organizations have developed materials based on 3GPP and O-RAN Alliance specifications. Those tools and resources make it possible to create a complete 5G deployment, spanning from the mobile core to RAN, providing...

Enhancing Open Source Software Through Rigorous Testing: A Deep Dive into the DPDK Community Lab


The open-source community thrives on collective efforts to improve and augment software products. In this post, we take a closer look at the operations of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) community lab and its contributions towards testing and refining the DPDK software project.

DPDK, a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing, is embraced by major technology players including Red Hat, NVIDIA, Intel, Arm, and more. However, a crucial element that bolsters the confidence of...

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...

Opening Up the Network

Revolutionary Transformation Doesn’t Occur Overnight

This year, we have seen a continued shift to agile network service delivery from Proof of Concept to real-world deployments and a multi-service broadband network. Therefore communication service providers (CSPs) are under pressure to upgrade and transform their networks, pushing to support services beyond simply delivering network connectivity. With an increasing number of connected devices, CSPs are tasked with supporting these high-bandwidth applications and services with a network that offers both Quality...