Manage disaggregated, multi-vendor RAN environments and choose best-of-breed network functions for validation and interoperability testing with AMCOP — the number one open source, vendor neutral SMO.
Today’s 5G networks provide high-speed connectivity and low latency that have opened up new possibilities for businesses and industries, including manufacturing, warehousing, smart cities, retail, and many others. A critical component of the 5G network is the Radio Access Network (RAN). In recent years, RAN internal interfaces have been standardized in an open manner by the O-RAN Alliance. Open standards and interoperable components promise greater flexibility, lower costs, and better performance in a wide range of use cases. While most practitioners associate O-RAN with public 5G networks, a report published by Analysys Mason provides compelling reasons why Open RAN is attractive for private network operators as well.
Explore the O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) component for managing multi-vendor RAN environments, with AMCOP — a cloud native application containing the number orchestrating O-RAN network functions.
As defined by the O-RAN Alliance, O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) is a component that addresses the orchestration, management, and automation aspects of O-RAN and is critical for supporting and managing disaggregated, multi-vendor RAN environments. The O-RAN SMO is becoming a reality through standards, open source, and interoperability testing. It performs the following five official functions and three unofficial functions:
A number of community-based efforts – standards, open source development, and interoperability testing – are driving the evolution of O-RAN today. Aarna Networks is an open source company and is an active contributor to, and a downstream consumer of, a number of leading industry groups around the O-RAN SMO.
Aarna Network's AMCOP is the industry’s number one open source SMO — a cloud native application for orchestrating and managing O-RAN network functions that allows network operators and vendors to manage multi-vendor RAN environments and choose best-of-breed network functions for validation and interoperability testing. AMCOP supports advanced functionality such as O-Cloud management, NonRT RIC, and network slicing as well. It can be used for O-RAN as well as vRAN environments (Stand alone and Non-Stand Alone). Learn the importance of an open source, vendor neutral SMO.