Open RAN Test & Assurance
Safely accelerate adoption and deliver on the expected cost and innovation benefits of Open RAN
A closer look at testing Open Ran
Open RAN, with its multi-vendor, disaggregated components, adds new dynamics to comprehensively testing individual elements and end-to-end systems. It’s critical to evaluate conformance, performance, interoperability, security, and capacity under real-time, real-world conditions to assess launch readiness. Read the eBook to understand the specific challenges for each test area and ensure your O-RAN elements and systems are ready for primetime.
What is Open RAN
Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) architecture allows cellular service providers to run key network functions as virtualized software using vendor-neutral hardware. Traditional RAN is split into the Centralized Unit (CU), Distributed Unit (DU), Radio Unit (RU), and RAN Intelligence Controller (RIC). This helps avoid the dependence on a single vendor and, in turn, provides multiple benefits for the providers.
Test Solutions to Ensure O-RAN Works
O-RAN Fronthaul Testing
Key Spirent Benefits
Single user experience
Spirent offers the industry’s only solution portfolio managed through a single user experience regardless of the testing type being executed. The interface provides a comprehensive view of all KPIs, metrics, and troubleshooting logs.
Spirent’s O-RAN solutions provide pre-built test libraries across performance, resiliency, security, compliance, and more with a fully integrated system with open APIs. The solution is designed to plug-and-play seamlessly into any automation pipeline.
Comprehensive testing with real-time emulation
Spirent offers the most thorough, reliable, and realistic testing approaches for advanced real-world performance and multi-vendor operability validation as well as standards-based testing. Our comprehensive test portfolios and real-time (bi-directional) emulation most accurately reflect a live, real-world O-RAN environment.
Open RAN Roundtable Series
In this roundtable video series, technology influencer Evan Kirstel interviews Spirent's ORAN experts to offer a better understanding of where Open RAN is headed and the variety of challenges faced along the way, including the implications of an expanded ecosystem and transitioning from a lab to live environment.
Can Integrated End-to-End Testing Conquer Open RAN Concerns?
Spirent Announces Full Suite of Integrated O-RAN Solutions to Simplify End-to-End O-RAN Testing and Validation
Open RAN - An Introduction
Why O-RAN’s Success Depends on the RU’s Ability to Perform High-Performance Real-Time Signal Processing
Open RAN: Is it Destined to be Closed?
Putting ORAN to the Test
Devices + Services Testing
Mobile Network Testing
Timing and Synchronization Testing
Learn how our solutions for Open RAN could benefit your business.