RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) is to enable abstracting out part of their functionality from the eNB or gNB that was traditionally hosted at the base station in the form of xApps or rApps. These functions include functionality like mobility management or interference management, which are moved to the external controller. This controller then enforces policies towards the RAN elements and controls them using the open interface.
RIMEDO Labs Blog
The goal of Non-RT RIC is to support intelligent RAN optimization by providing policy-based guidance, model management, and enrichment information to the Near-RT RIC function so that the RAN can be optimized. Non-RT RIC works within the management plane and operates on seconds and minutes timescale. In this post, we provide the architecture of the Non-RT RIC and discuss the example applications, called rApps.
As the aim of the 5G system is to provide ubiquitous connectivity, communications in transportation are an important part of it, formulating one of the so-called verticals. In this post, we present the main features of the 3GPP cellular vehicle-to-anything (C-V2X) standards, that comprise the Release 14/15 LTE-V2X and its successor – NR-V2X. Both utilize the so-called PC5 interface, also known as sidelink.
In the past couple of months, we delivered several webinars together with Intelefy University related to Open RAN. In this post, you can find the collection of them, in the particular order, where the first one serves as an overview and high-level discussion, whereas the next ones dig more and more into details of O-RAN, as specified by O-RAN ALLIANCE.