Viavi releases 2021 updates to the Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications

11 May 2021

Viavi Solutions introduces updates to its industry-first Test Suite for O-RAN Specifications. The O-RAN ALLIANCE’s specifications for open radio access networks are being adopted by operators and equipment manufacturers worldwide, to reduce infrastructure costs and lower the barrier to entry for new product innovation. 

Viavi says the test suite has been augmented to include use cases of critical importance as O-RAN becomes adopted at scale, as well as learnings from customer engagements around the globe. Based on its position validating network products for operators and manufacturers worldwide – including all Tier-1 network equipment manufacturers – Viavi boasts to have the most comprehensive O-RAN test platform on the market, with CUSM-plane parameters used by more vendors than any other solution. 

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Teltronic presents the new MCBS

11 May 2021

Teltronic presents the new MCBS, an outdoor TETRA base station which, through the use of SDR (Software defined radio) techniques, provides up to four carriers in a single compact unit, offering, it reckons, the highest level of performance in a single, lightweight and compact device.

The multi-carrier technology, the MCBS, with its 40W of RF Power, is apparently able to offer the features of an indoor fixed base station in a single compact device that is prepared to operate outdoors without requiring civil works for its installation, which means a significant reduction in costs and deployment time in railway environments. In addition, it allows different configurations to adapt flexibly to any number of subscribers and system traffic load.

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ThinKom antenna design ‘offers flexible installation’

11 May 2021

ThinKom Solutions has developed a new product variant of its VICTS aero satellite communication antennas, which, it claims, enables more flexible installation choices and allows for smaller distributed and embedded phased-array applications.

The new product variant, which targets government and military beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communication markets, integrates the VICTS antenna, antenna control unit (ACU) and power-supply (PS) electronics into a single low-profile small-footprint package. 

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Ericsson launches 5G RAN slicing

11 May 2021

Swedish gear-maker Ericsson’s new  5G network slicing solution for radio access networks (RAN) enables communications service providers to deliver customised 5G services with guaranteed performance, the company says.

Now commercially available, Ericsson 5G RAN Slicing allocates radio resources at one millisecond scheduling and supports multi-dimensional service differentiation handling across slices. This, the company reckons, strengthens end-to-end slicing capabilities for dynamic resource management and orchestration that ensure the high-quality end-user experience required by diverse use cases.

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