Certification and Badging
Full name of OTIC: European OTIC in Torino
Correspondence address: Via G. Reiss Romoli n. 274, Torino, ITALY, 10148
Link to OTIC web site: https://www.gruppotim.it/en/innovation/technology/research/accredited-testing-laboratory.html
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The European OTIC in Torino is hosted and sponsored by TIM, member of O-RAN ALLIANCE since 2018, the main fixed and mobile operator in Italy, with subsidiary company also in Brazil. OTIC lab will be hosted in TIM laboratories in Torino where currently almost all equipment (radio and core), network solutions and new services are tested before deploying them in the commercial network. Some lab activities are dedicated also to UE testing (i.e. internal device certification activities), management systems and network automation and SON as well. Testing lab is the place where TIM check all the solutions internally made and provided by vendor, with the final goal to check E2E interoperability. So the OTIC activities will rely on the infrastructure, equipment, tools and experience of TIM in radio access and core network testing. Based on the test equipment already available and others which the laboratory will provide over time, OTIC lab in TIM provides support for subsystem, interoperability and End2End testing. The OTIC lab is working also to be ready for certification and badging as soon as the relevant O-RAN specifications will be finalized. Torino laboratories are distributed over two premises (around 2km far away from each other); both locations will be made available for OTIC testing activities based on the needs and to manage other concurrent activities done in the labs. For OTA testing several Anechoic Chambers for both su6GHz and mmW testing are available in addition to shielded rooms/boxes. In field outdoor measurements are made possible also in one of the two premises. Concerning the security aspects TIM facilities include the Security Lab that is able to perform: security features verification, functional and performance security tests of the RAN elements, with the starting focus on End2End testing. Security Lab is equipped with best of bread testing tools (commercial but also open source and proprietary tools) specifically designed for the security testing and can count on specialized personnel with long-time experience in several security domains. It is already in charge for the verification of the security features of the devices and equipment in use in the Telecom Italia. It uses a mature methodology internally developed and based on the major international standards and best practices, such as ISO, ITU, NIST, ETSI, BSI, OWASP, CVSS. Moreover the Security Lab is completely integrated in the Telecom Italia Testing Lab infrastructures. OTIC lab in Torino is open to collaborate with other OTIC around the world to share results, lessons learnt, etc. The activities and focus areas are coordinated to be complementary to other European OTICs so we ensure the widest range of services are on offer to clients. Interconnection between these labs can be considered to enable testing scenarios with distributed solutions.
Full name: Marco Caretti
Telephone number: +393316001091
Responsibilities / duties: OTIC reference contact person
Full name: Francesco Mauro
Telephone number: +393316128932
Responsibilities / duties: OTIC alternate reference contact person
Telecom Italia S.p.A
Via Gaetano Negri n. 1, 20123 Milano, Italy
Based on the test equipment already available and others which the laboratory will provide over time, OTIC lab in TIM can provide services for subsystem, interoperability and End2End testing (including security aspects) of O-RAN based solutions, including expert support, debug tracing for IOT troubleshooting and test list and report preparation. The OTIC lab is working also to be ready for certification and badging as soon as the relevant O-RAN specifications will be finalized. Both connected and OTA testing are possible and the presence of anechoic chambers for both FR1 and FR2 (690 MHz – 170 GHz range) allows accurate antenna measurements, for both passive and active solutions. The presence in the lab of other legacy radio systems opens up the possibility also to perform interworking with such systems, based on the agreement among the parties. Outdoor testing is also available in one premise, making possible to perform more extensive testing (including drive testing) of network solutions in a real propagation environment (suburban). The OTIC lab is available also for PlugFest event for both in lab and field testing.