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