Testing & Integration
O-RAN ALLIANCE supports its Members and Contributors in testing and integration of their O-RAN solutions
O-RAN Testing and Integration Focus Group (TIFG) defines O-RAN ALLIANCE’s overall approach to testing and integration, including:
Test & integration specifications
Profiles to facilitate O-RAN productization, operationalization and commercialization
Approaches to meet general requirements
Processes for performing integration and solution verification
Criteria and Guidelines for Open Testing and Integration Centre
PlugFests and Proofs of Concept
O-RAN PlugFests support the ecosystem players in testing and integration of their implementations, ensuring the openness and interoperability of O-RAN solutions from different providers.Discover PlugFest Virtual Showcase
Open Testing & Integration Centres (OTIC)
Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) provide a collaborative, open, and impartial working environment. OTICs are vendor-independent, open and qualified physical spaces in order to:
Support wide adoption of O-RAN specifications and promote the openness of O-RAN ecosystem via demos, community events (e.g. speaker sessions, workshops, tutorials), lab and field trials, etc.
Demonstrate implementations and solutions based on O-RAN specifications via PlugFests and Proofs of Concept (PoC).
Test and verify the conformity of RAN equipment to O-RAN interface specifications, based on O-RAN conformance test specifications.
Test and verify the interoperability of RAN equipment from different vendors (or the same vendor) using O-RAN interface specifications, based on O-RAN interoperability test specifications.
Foster and develop the technical capabilities of integrators via workshops, tutorials, etc.
Conduct functional and performance (load, capacity) tests of end-to-end systems or sub-systems.
Provide feedback to O-RAN community about the experiences with O-RAN specifications acquired during the testing, enabling implementation-driven specification.
Each OTIC application is carefully reviewed according to 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.
Please contact any OTIC for additional details on testing, integration, cooperation, or any other offered services and activities:
O-RAN Certification and Badging Program
Certification and Badging of O-RAN solutions represents a comprehensive mechanism ensuring confidence in the O-RAN solutions for both operator and vendor communities. Certificates and Badges of O-RAN solutions are issued by Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC).
Certification is applied on conformance tests, which involve only a single Device Under Test (DUT). This allows a transparent verification that the DUT behaves according to a concrete O-RAN technical specification.
Badging is applied on interoperability tests (IOT) and end-to-end (E2E) tests. As the IOT and E2E tests involve multiple DUTs (from different vendors) the results may vary depending on the DUT combinations, deployment blueprints and test profiles.
Conformance certification is defined as a verification of compliance of the Devices under Test (DUT) to O-RAN interface or reference design specifications, using O-RAN Conformance test specifications.
Interoperability badging is defined as an assessment of interoperability of pairs of Devices under Test (DUT), which are implemented according to O-RAN interface specifications, using O-RAN Interoperability Test (IoT) specifications.
E2E system integration badging is defined as an assessment of end-to-end system integration of groups of Devices under Test (DUT), which are implemented according to O-RAN interfaces, using O-RAN E2E test specifications.
Certification and Badging Catalogue