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Testing & Integration

O-RAN ALLIANCE supports its Members and Contributors in testing and integration of their O-RAN solutions

O-RAN ALLIANCE defines overall approach to testing and integration of O-RAN products and solutions, including:

  • Test specifications related to O-RAN architecture
  • O-RAN Global PlugFests
  • O-RAN certification and badging program
  • Best practices and recommendations for testing and integration
  • Criteria and Guidelines for Open Testing and Integration Centre (OTIC)

PlugFests and Proofs of Concept


O-RAN Global PlugFests are periodic events organized and co-sponsored by O-RAN ALLIANCE to enable efficient progress of the O-RAN ecosystem through well-organized testing and integration. Vendors and providers come together to test, evaluate and verify their products and solutions.

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Open Testing & Integration Centres (OTIC)

Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) provide an open, collaborative, vendor independent, and impartial working environment to support the progress of the O-RAN industry ecosystem, including:

  • Conformance, interoperability and/or end-to-end testing of O-RAN products and solutions
  • Providing reference setups and testbeds
  • Demos, community events or trials to support wide adoption of O-RAN specifications and promote the openness of the O-RAN ecosystem
  • Workshops or tutorials to foster and develop technical skills of the O-RAN community

White Paper

Overview of Open Testing and Integration Centre (OTIC) and O-RAN Certification and Badging Program - White Paper, April 2023

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Application, qualification process and further details about OTICs are described in Criteria and Guidelines for OTIC, published among O-RAN specifications. Approved OTICs are authorized to issue Certificates or Badges in the O-RAN Certification and Badging Program.

Learn more and engage in cooperation with any of the qualified OTICs:

O-RAN Certification and Badging Program

The O-RAN certification and badging program represents a comprehensive mechanism to ensure confidence in O-RAN based products and solutions.
It aims to minimize repetition of tests before deployment and to reduce test efforts conducted by network operators.
O-RAN certification helps vendors to promote their O-RAN based products and solutions. It creates an opportunity for certified interoperability among different vendors and acceptance from other vendors.

O-RAN certification and badging can only be performed by qualified Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC). O-RAN certificates and badges can only be awarded to O-RAN members or participants.

For more details on O-RAN Certification and Badging program, please read our white paper.

O-RAN Certificate

To verify that a product is compliant to O-RAN specifications, using O-RAN  conformance tests.
O-RAN certificate is awarded to a product for one or more O-RAN interfaces.

O-RAN Interoperability (IOT) Badge

To prove interoperability of a pair of products connected via an O-RAN interface or O-RAN profiled 3GPP interface, using O-RAN interoperability tests.
O-RAN IOT badge is awarded to both products in the pair and is applicable for a concrete O-RAN interface.

O-RAN End-to-End
(E2E) Badge

To demonstrate and validate that an end-to-end system or subsystem meets minimum requirements on functionality and security, using O-RAN end-to-end tests. It can also provide an indication of performance or other end-to-end functionalities.
O-RAN E2E badge is awarded to all products in the end-to-end system or subsystem.

O-RAN Certification and Badging Catalogue
The basic (non-sensitive) information about all awarded O-RAN certificates and badges are listed in the following centralized catalogue. The summary and test reports associated with the O-RAN certificate or badge are stored by the individual OTICs issuing the O-RAN certificate and badge. Upon request, the OTIC shares the summary and test reports only with O-RAN members (i.e. mobile network operators).