O-RAN Alliance at MWC2019

Industry Event:

When: February 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Where: Deutsche Telekom Stand Hall 3:3M31

Feature speakers: Alex Jinsung Choi, SVP Strategy & Technology Innovation of Deutsche Telekom, Andre Fuestch, President AT&T Labs / Chief Technology Officer of AT&T

Panel discussion: with Alex and Andre, plus Dr. Sachin Katti, Stanford University, Chih-Lin I, Chief Scientist, China Mobile, Ulrich Dropmann, Head of Standardization at Nokia and Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group at Intel, moderated by Gabriel Brown, Analyst of Heavy Reading.

Social Networking: following the presentation and panel discussion.

O-RAN Demonstrations at MWC:

(Use the O-RAN Mobile Web App to find O-RAN Demos at MWC, Available on February 24th)

Demo 1 - O-RAN aligned implementation of Radio Intelligent Controller (RIC) Load Balancing

This demo showcases proactive load balancing using Smart Radio Fingerprint technology that provides opportunities to interoperability using O-RAN architecture interfaces and established industry elements. The solution enables the accurate redirection of UE attachment, optimized load balancing, and improved user experience. This demo is being sponsored by and hosted in the China Mobile and ZTE stands.

Demo 2 - AI Empowered User Quality of Experience (QoE)

This demo showcases predictive user QoE enabled by machine learning micro services chained together, to autonomously recognize traffic types in real-time, predict quality and provide closed-loop network controls resulting in a consistent, high-quality 5G user experience. This demo is being sponsored by China Mobile and Nokia; and is hosted in the China Mobile stand.  

Demo 3 - “Open Fronthaul Interface”

This demo showcases showcases the use of O-RAN’s Open Front Haul specification with a variety of vendors to achieve interoperability between the O-DU and O-RU enabled by a fully specified control, user, synchronization and management plane protocols. This demo is being sponsored by Verizon, NTT DOCOMO, KT Corporation, SK telecom, Fujitsu Limited, HFR Networks, Inc., Intel, Keysight Technologies, Mavenir, NEC Corporation and SOLiD; and hosted by NTT DOCOMO, KT Corporation, Keysight Technologies, Mavenir and NEC Corporation in their respective stands.

Demo 4 - “Virtualized O-CU on Akraino edge cloud orchestrated by ONAP”

This demo showcases showcases the integration of virtualized CU with a community supported Akraino edge stack blueprint packaged into a “cloud appliance” enabling the flexibility of virtualization and cloud, while retaining the simplicity and low cost of an appliance. This demo is being sponsored by AT&T and Nokia; and hosted in the Nokia stand.    

Demo 5 - “Programmable mmWave White-Box Radio Unit”

This demo showcases showcases a mmWave smart O-RU transmitting a 5G NR signal with 100MHz bandwidth using a 5G open RAN test platform and a 28 GHz O-RU whitebox with a beamformed active antenna system to two UEs test emulators. This demo is being sponsored by AT&T, Anokiwave, Ball Aerospace, Xilinx and Keysight Technologies; and hosted in the Xilinx stand.

Demo 6 - “Open hardware reference design for sub 6GHz indoor coverage”

This demo showcase two live demos of white-box and general-purpose hardware supporting sub 6GHz indoor coverage deployment scenarios for both 4G and 5G. The first demo is being sponsored by China Mobile,Lenovo, Baicells; and hosted at Lenovo booth. The second demo is being sponsored by China Telecom, Intel, H3C; and hosted in the Intel stand.