SANTA ROSA, California
Keysight Open Radio Architecture (KORA) solutions accelerate development and pre-certification of radio units
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Azcom Technology, a provider of wireless solutions and certification services, selected Keysight Solutions Open Radio Architect (KORA) to verify Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) equipment.
Based in Italy, Azcom uses KORA solutions to validate the performance and compliance of the implementation of O-RAN radio and distributed units (O-RU and O-DU) to the specifications defined by the O-RAN ALLIANCE, as well as only to verify the interoperability between these networks. elements. Azcom also uses KORA test tools to perform O-RAN pre-certification and badging tests. Keysight’s end-to-end testing capability allows Azcom to confidently develop the company’s O-RAN compliant 5G O-RU with support for multiple standards, including 5G New Radio (NR) , 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT).
“As a provider of industry-leading product engineering services to global customers for more than two decades, Azcom is excited to expand its use of Keysight’s software-centric emulation, test and validation tools” , said Davide Denti, 5G RU product manager at Azcom. . “Keysight’s Open RAN Studio Player is a very versatile and easy-to-use tool. Keysight’s open RAN solutions enable Azcom to accelerate the development of proprietary solutions and efficiently deliver industry-leading certification services essential to the rapid advancement of the open RAN community. “
Azcom selected Keysight’s Open RAN Studio Player and Capture Appliance, which integrates the company’s Open RAN Studio, PathWave Signal Generation and PathWave Vector Signal Analysis (89600 VSA) software to create a complete O-RU test environment for validation of performance and compliance, ensuring compliance with 3GPP and O-RAN specifications. Keysight’s Open RAN Studio software combines visibility, validation, and performance testing capabilities in the radio frequency (RF) measurement and protocol domains.
“We are seeing an expansion of disaggregated, cloud-native and virtual RAN architectures using open standard interfaces in the European mobile market. Keysight remains committed to supporting mobile operators’ open RAN deployments with end-to-end solutions and through active contributions to the development of O-RAN test specifications,” said Kalyan Sundhar, Vice President and General Manager, 5G Industry Group. Edge to Core from Keysight. “Azcom’s selection of Keysight’s O-RAN test solutions underscores the importance the open RAN ecosystem places on using integrated solutions based on common software platforms.
End-to-end system testing, from the RAN edge to the 5G core (5GC), simplifies complex multi-vendor network environments designed to deliver a wide range of connectivity service offerings. Azcom also uses Keysight’s VXT PXI vector transceiver for multi-RAN signal generation and analysis, IxLoad software to validate application delivery platforms to optimize the quality of experience of end users and PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) software to comprehensively characterize and optimize designs.