Certification and Badging
Full name of OTIC: Asia & Pacific OTIC in Singapore
Correspondence address: 8 Somapah Road – Singapore – Singapore - 487372
Link to OTIC web site: https://fcp.sutd.edu.sg/otic
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore is hosted by Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and is the first OTIC in South-East Asia. The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore serves as part of the global OTIC networks and the South-East Asia hub to the global Open RAN ecosystem.
SUTD is an autonomous university in Singapore founded in 2010 and is a world-class institution for research in telecommunications, security, and other engineering disciplines. In 2021, It was selected by Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and Infocomm & Media Development Authority (IMDA) to host Singapore’s national Future Communications R&D Programme (FCP). Under FCP, SUTD has developed a Future Communications Connectivity (FCC) lab that is equipped with an end-to-end O-RAN architecture-based enterprise 5G network. More information about FCP and FCC lab can be found at http://fcp.sutd.edu.sg/ and https://fcp.sutd.edu.sg/fcclab/ respectively. The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore will be co-located with the existing FCC lab as its existing infrastructure will be expanded to support the OTIC requirements.
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore aims to establish itself as the Centre of Excellence on the Security, Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) aspects of Open RAN as these are well aligned with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives, as well as global and regional markets requirements.
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to offer at launch security testing services and O-RAN Badging of E2E System Integration using O-RAN test specifications as the baseline. SUTD and the Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plan to collaborate with industry partners to research and develop additional test scenarios (attacks, scans, and audits) and cases gearing towards deployment readiness testing and DevSecOps.
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to host O-RAN PlugFests and offer O-RAN Certification of Conformance and Badging of Interoperability services in the future.
Full name: Binbin Chen
Telephone number: +65 6303 6691
Full name: Dawn Chia
Telephone number: +65 6499 4601
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Supported work and scope of services:
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to offer world-class testing services in a laboratory environment focusing in the following areas
(1) Security testing of multi-vendors O-RAN solutions: this capability will be developed in three phases
(a) Phase 1: O-RAN recommended security testing (including gNB, O-DU, O-CU, Fronthaul Gateway, O-Cloud)
(b) Phase 2: Integrated testing for specific application vertical
(c) Phase 3: Advanced security testing for Near and Non-Real-time RIC / xApps / rApps / SMO
(2) Energy efficiency is a key sustainability goal for companies around the world. Singapore has charted its Net Zero future as it has committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 with significant reduction in emissions by 2030. Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to enable testing and optimization of AI/ML enabled network energy efficiency and energy savings techniques for real world networks in its lab.
(3) Application vertical that is critical for Singapore and the region. Singapore is a world leader in maritime, and the continued growth of this industry is important for Asia Pacific region. The first vertical that our OTIC plans to focus on, hence, is the maritime vertical. There is a planned maritime operational technology testbed in SUTD and the co-location of these two labs in the same building in the SUTD campus will contribute to the development of testing and integration capability for this application vertical.
At launch, the Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore will be focusing on Security testing Phase 1 offering subsystem, interoperability and system testing capabilities for multi-vendors O-RAN solutions in its OTIC lab environment. O-RAN system under test can be characterized, tested and validated for their security capabilities with joint orchestration of multi-UEs and O-RAN network functions emulation and the security attacks, scan, and audit modules including
Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to offer at launch security testing services and O-RAN Badging of E2E System Integration using O-RAN Security Requirements and Test Specifications specified by the O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Working Group 11 (WG11) and Testing and Integration Focus Group (TIFG) E2E Test Specification as the baseline. SUTD and Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plan to collaborate with industry partners to research and develop additional test scenarios (attacks, scans, and audits) and cases gearing towards deployment readiness testing and DevSecOps.
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to host O-RAN PlugFests in the near future.
The Asia-Pacific OTIC in Singapore plans to offer O-RAN Certification of Conformance and Badging of Interoperability in the future as O-RAN ALLIANCE continues to evolve its technical and test specifications in the areas of Security, Energy Efficiency and Savings and optimized support for Application and Industry Verticals.