ONF Announces First SD-RAN Release

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Michelle Roth

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Jan 25, 2021, 4:20:03 PM1/25/21
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ONF Announces First Release of SD-RAN v1.0 Software
Platform for Open RAN

 

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.


Saurav Das

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Mar 30, 2021, 2:27:02 PM3/30/21
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Hi Hongwei,

Yes the SD-RAN project has CU/DU/RU support with modifications made to OAI code (4G only) to support O-RAN interfaces.
We are also in the process of integrating with commercial 5G CU/DU/RUs

Thanks
Saurav


On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 6:07:32 AM UTC-7 hon...@iastate.edu wrote:
I wonder if Aether/SD-RAN already has support for DU and RU implementation or if such support on the project roadmap in the near future? Or is the community looking to leverages initiatives such as OpenAirInterface and srsLTE?

Thanks a lot,

Hongwei
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Zhang, Hongwei [E CPE]

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Mar 30, 2021, 3:35:09 PM3/30/21
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Hi Saurav,

 

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).

 

Thanks,

 

Hongwei

Saurav Das

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Mar 30, 2021, 8:17:56 PM3/30/21
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Hi Hongwei,

In principle, any CU/DU vendor with support for O-RAN's standardized interfaces (in particular E2) and Service Models (some standard, some pre-standard) can be a part of SD-RAN and integrate with our nRT-RIC.
Ericsson is not one of the two commercial vendors we are working with right now.
But we will be happy to engage with them if such support exists

Thanks
Saurav





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