A New Way to Streamline and Validate O-RAN Interoperability Testing

The O-RAN Alliance has enabled an ecosystem of disaggregated, multi-vendor RAN solutions, creating new opportunities for the industry. But in order to function as an effective marketplace, interoperability among various stakeholders is required. This includes specification compliance, RAN component integration with backhaul 4G/5G Core networks, and the ability to deploy NFs across distributed networks using different models. As a result, an automated, ready-made test suite that can comprehensively validate and benchmark functional, conformance, and performance use cases is a "must have."

Rebaca Technologies ABot integrated with the Aarna Networks AMCOP SMO (Service Management and Orchestration) offers a comprehensive environment to emulate any O-RAN and 4G/5G network functions. The solution can trigger and verify different use cases. Each use case can be represented in a Domain Specific Language, which can describe the different scenarios. The representation of these use cases in a Domain Specific Language helps to generate the resultant test cases according to the 3GPP and O-RAN specifications. The solution also includes ABot Analytics which analyzes the test execution results to provide report generation, log/pcap analysis, KPI correlation, release maturity reports, and bug tracking. This represents a "zero touch" model for deployment and commissioning.

A Cloud-based O-RAN Validation Solution with ABot & AMCOP
A Cloud-based O-RAN Validation Solution with ABot & AMCOP

Comprehensive O-RAN StackValidation allows users to customize a validation stack by mixing and matching components and quickly enables interoperability testing. Specifically, the solution comprises the following components:

1.      DU,CU, RIC simulators

2.     Open source O-RAN SMO

3.     RU simulator from O-RAN-SC

4.     Open source Kubernetes O-Cloud

5.     Comprehensive test suite for all the 3GPP and O-RAN interfaces

6.     Automated analysis of test execution data and report generation

This integration replicates a multi-vendor O-Cloud environment and executes test cases as specified in the O-RAN specifications.

Get the Solution Brief Here


Learn more in this upcoming webinar: Streamline and Validate O-RAN Interoperability Testing on Tuesday, December 20th, at 8:00 AM Pacific Time. Aarna and Rebaca will present a comprehensive O-RAN stack validation solution for the industry – a cloud-based O-RAN validation solution using ABot & AMCOP. Attendees will learn how to overcome common O-RAN challenges, customize a validation stack by mixing and matching components, and begin interoperability testing today. Register Here.

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