TIM (Telecom Italia) has launched one of many first OTIC (Open Test and Integration Center) labs on the planet.
The new TIM European OTIC Lab is predicated on the TIM Group’s Innovation laboratories in Turin and is authorised by the O-RAN Alliance.
The O-RAN ALLIANCE was established in 2018 by a world consortium of community operators with the objective of evolving radio entry networks to change into extra open and interoperable.
OpenRAN is more and more being promoted by governments for bettering the safety of networks whereas operators are embracing the know-how for growing market competitors—reducing costs, driving innovation, and stopping vendor lock-in.
TIM’s new lab conferences the OTIC standards and pointers set by the O-RAN Alliance and can allow the complete OpenRAN ecosystem to check options and assist speed up the know-how’s deployment throughout Europe.
“By creating a common platform and set of processes, OTIC will allow vendors to expedite the development of hardened new RAN technologies and products that will support real-world deployments,” wrote Alok Shah, VP of Networks Strategy at Samsung Electronics America in a current weblog publish.
“OTIC’s initial focus is to ensure RAN components from participating equipment providers support standardized open interfaces and can successfully interoperate based on the test specifications published by O-RAN Alliance.”
The new lab in Turin guarantees a collaborative, open, neutral, and certified working atmosphere. RAN gear could be examined from particular person or completely different suppliers inside the specs of O-RAN interfaces.
TIM has been a Member of the O-RAN Alliance since 2018 and final February signed a Memorandum of Understanding much like one signed by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, and Vodafone in January to decide to the promotion and deployment of OpenRAN.
In April, Telecoms reported that TIM was set to change into one of many first operators in Europe to deploy OpenRAN on a stay community. TIM says that went stay in the previous couple of days.
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