This post describes the near-Real-Time RAN Intelligent Controller. RIC is the heart of the O-RAN system, where the intelligence sits allowing to control and optimize the radio network. The RRM algorithms can be deployed at near-RT RIC by means of xApps defined on a per use case basis.
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RIMEDO Labs, has joined the ONF, a non-profit operator-led consortium driving the transformation of access and edge network infrastructure. Within ONF, RIMEDO joins the SD-RAN project focusing on building open-source components for the Open RAN space in compliance with the O-RAN Alliance’s architecture and specifications. The key element of the SD-RAN project is the development of an open-source near-Real-Time RIC along with a set of exemplar xApps for controlling the RAN.
This post discusses the nodes and interfaces defined by O-RAN Alliance. The provided implementation options visualize one of the benefits of O-RAN, namely the implementation flexibility with the open O-RAN architecture. Those options from one side provide the flexibility in implementation and various vendor configurations, but the price to pay for this variety is that you need a way to identify the internal nodes.
Currently, one of the hot topics in the telecoms world is Open RAN. This post provides an introduction to O-RAN, where we set up the scene and show basics like characteristics of O-RAN, the basic building blocks as well as entities involved in the development of this concept.
This article discusses the private (or non-public) mobile networks from the technical perspective. It touches upon 3GPP features related to Private 5G Networks and various options for the deployment of those along with an analysis of advantages and disadvantages for each.
We recently took part in the 5G Core Summit by Informa and Knect365, a virtual conference, which I'd like to shed some light on. The conference's main areas included: 5G use cases and ecosystem development, network cloudification, edge clouds, and network slicing, trials and lessons learned from initial deployments, specialized use cases, private networks and practical aspects of the first implementations, evolution strategies, and alike.
As the first two releases covering the 5G system are completed (i.e. Release-15 and Rel-16), further features and enhancements are being covered within the ongoing 3GPP Rel-17. This post discusses a subset of the features from that release, including Non-Public Networks, higher frequency ranges, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Network Slicing enhancements and alike.
This post describes the generalized hierarchical and modular resource management architecture consisting of a unified upper layer, an abstraction middle layer, and a specialized lower layer. This approach can be applied to complex mobile wireless systems like 5G and beyond.
Every odd generation provided the “new” type of service to the mobile communications (1G started voice in mobile communications, 3G started Internet access, 5G started verticals), while every even generation provided the “good” solution for the services approached by the odd generation.
A new trend, the so-called mobile private networks may become an important item in the telecommunications landscape. It relies on the implementation of 5G or LTE systems dedicated to specific enterprises and purposes in which the infrastructure is under the responsibility of the enterprise itself or of the venue owner, and the frequency band is licensed locally.