Nokia Opens New O-RAN Collaboration and Testing Center in the U.S.

In Dallas, Texas, Nokia has launched its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center. The center’s goal is to enable O-RAN suppliers form relationships that will aid in the verification, introduction, and deployment of O-RAN compliant products to market.

Interoperability Tests (IOT) and end-to-end testing for O-RU/O-DU Open Fronthaul, as well as xAPP testing for Nokia’s near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller, will be possible (RIC). Nokia’s continuing commitment to O-RAN, vRAN, and Edge Cloud innovation is exemplified by this initiative.

Nokia’s dedication to O-RAN, vRAN, and Edge Cloud innovation continues with this initiative. Nokia intends to build comparable facilities in the future at its other global headquarters across the world.

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Photo Pasi Toivanen, Head of Edge Cloud at Nokia
“Our new O-RAN Collaboration and Testing Center highlights our continued commitment towards O-RAN and the development of new solutions,” said Pasi Toivanen, Head of Edge Cloud at Nokia.

The Nokia O-RAN Collaboration and Testing Center can also do IoT (Internet of Things) and end-to-end testing for the O-RU/O-DU Open Fronthaul, as well as xAPP testing for the near-real-time RIC. It’s equipped with a number of support nodes and testing tools to provide a collaborative, open, and secure testing environment.

The center also places a high priority on safeguarding participants’ intellectual property and sensitive information. Through access restrictions, distinct secure work spaces, and network segregation, it isolates vendor employees, equipment, and data in their work areas.

“Our new O-RAN Collaboration and Testing Center highlights our continued commitment towards O-RAN and the development of new solutions,” said Pasi Toivanen, Head of Edge Cloud at Nokia. “At our Dallas offices, we have created a collaborative and secure working environment that offers best-in-class facilities to help our partners achieve their goal.”

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