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O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Fall 2023 Initiated with 100 Participating Companies and Institutions

The O-RAN ALLIANCE (O-RAN), fulfilling its mission to transform Radio Access Networks (RAN) to be open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable, started this year's second PlugFest - the O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2023.

The PlugFest will extend achievements from the Spring 2023 PlugFest in validating of O-RAN equipment conformance, performance and interoperability; tackling issues and overcome hurdles to wider technology adoption; and facilitating exploration of new features, scenarios and applications.

O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2023 takes place at 7 venues, hosted by 18 companies and institutions in 8 countries:

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by Japan OTIC is hosted by YRP R&D Promotion Committee, NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, SoftBank and Rakuten Mobile in multiple cooperating labs

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by LG Uplus in South Korea

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by SK Telecom in South Korea

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by Digital Catapult in London, UK

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by EURECOM, i14y Lab, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone across 6 European labs:

  • EURECOM Lab in Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • i14y Lab in Berlin, Germany - supported by Deutsche Telekom and EANTC and i14y consortium partners
  • Orange Open RAN Integration Centre in Paris, France
  • Telefónica Technology and Automation Lab in Madrid, Spain
  • TIM innovation lab in Torino, Italy
  • Vodafone Central ORAN Lab in Newbury, UK

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted by CableLabs in Louisville, CO, USA

· O-RAN PlugFest hosted jointly hosted by AT&T, DISH, COSMOS, NIST, NYU Wireless POWDER, UNH-IOL andVerizon, with UNH-IOL serving as the lead host organization, across 2 North American labs:

  • COSMOS Lab and NSF PAWR SITE at Rutgers University in North Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • NYU Wireless, POWDER Lab and NSF PAWR SITE at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Registered participants to O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2023 include: Aarna Networks, Actiontec, Adtran Networks (formerly ADVA Optical Networking), Aira Technologies, AirHop Communications, Analog Devices, Anritsu, Azcom Technology, Calnex solutions, Dell Technologies, ETRI - Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Fujitsu, Future Connections, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HFR, IBM, Infinera, Innowireless, Intel, Keysight Technologies, LENOVO, Mavenir, NEC, Net AI, NI, Nokia, NTT DATA, NTT DOCOMO, NVIDIA, Parallel Wireless, PHYTunes, Qualcomm, Rakuten Symphony, Red Hat, Ribbon, Rimedo Labs, Rohde&Schwarz, Rutgers University, Samsung Electronics, Simnovus, Software Radio Systems, Spirent Communications, Telefonica, VIAVI Solutions, VMware, VVDN, Wind River, Wiwynn and Xena Networks.