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North American OTIC in the Boston Area (UNH-IOL)

General information:

Full name of OTIC: North American OTIC in the Boston Area (UNH-IOL)

Correspondence address: 21 Madbury Road, Suite 100, Durham, NH 03824 USA

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The North American OTIC in the Boston Area (UNH-IOL) is hosted by the UNH-IOL, a member of the O-RAN ALLIANCE since 2022. The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tests networking and data communications products. Since 1988, the laboratory has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The laboratory has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent proving grounds for new technologies.

The UNH-IOL’s mission is to provide a neutral environment to foster interoperability, standards conformance, and development for the interconnected world, while attracting students to and preparing them for careers in cutting-edge technology.

In support of this mission, the UNH-IOL operates a 20,000+ sq-ft laboratory facility in Durham, NH USA, located adjacent to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) campus.  The UNH-IOL reports to the UNH Research Office, and is a non-profit organization, as part of the University.

Working with the O-RAN ALLIANCE, and the 5G industry at large, the UNH-IOL has participated and hosted the O-RAN PlugFest events since Spring of 2022, serving as either a lab or host of each event.  The lab currently hosts test beds of commercial and open source equipment for wide ranging technologies and is working to build up the 5G test bed and systems within the lab.  The lab’s facilities include an onsite data center, multiple walk-in RF isolation chambers, GNSS feeds, and other supporting infrastructure required for testing of 5G and related systems.  As an OTIC, the UNH-IOL is planning a phased roll out of O-RAN testings, beginning with a focus on interoperability, PlugFests, and proof of concept testing services, focusing first on the Open Front Haul interface, the F1 C/U interface, and interoperability between the O-RU, O-DU, and O-CU systems.  As these services are established and mature, the UNH-IOL may seek to expand and support testing of additional O-RAN interfaces and components.

The UNH-IOL plans to initially provide interoperability, and PlugFest testing services in the laboratory environments, specifically focused on the O-RU/O-DU/O-CU components, open front haul interfaces, and F1 C/U interfaces.  Additionally, lab clients can work with the UNH-IOL to perform E2E system testing.  Lab clients can leverage the existing equipment and network resources within the lab, as well as work with the lab to integrate additional components in the lab, as required by the specific use cases or testing.


Name: Lincoln Lavoie
Telephone number: +1-603-674-2755
Responsibilities / duties: Principal Engineer, Broadband Technologies

Name: Robert Noseworthy
Telephone number: +1-909-891-0090
Responsibilities/ duties: Principal Engineer, Baseband & Embedded Technologies

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory