Today the ONF announced a major milestone for the SD-RAN open RAN project with its first software release. SD-RAN v1.0 is a cloud-native exemplar platform for software-defined RAN that is consistent with the O-RAN architecture. This first release of the SD-RAN project implements a minimal O-RAN consistent end-to-end mobile RAN stack intended as a development environment for building xApps for the emerging Open RAN ecosystem.
The SD-RAN community includes leading operators and vendors embracing the open RAN movement and the vision of a vendor agnostic nRT-RIC to help enable multi-vendor interoperability. Current SD-RAN community members include: Aarna Networks, Airhop Communications, AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, Cohere Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Intel, NTT, Parallel Wireless, Radisys and Sercomm.
Thanks for the feedback and this is great to know!
In terms of the support for commercial 5G CU/DU/RUs, I wonder if Ericsson platforms may have already been considered or planned for the foreseeable future? The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program uses Ericsson 5G platforms, and we are exploring whether it is possible use SD-RAN with Ericsson platforms (in addition to SDRs).