KDDI uses Wind River Studio for 5G virtualized base station

KDDI is using Wind River Studio for its O-RAN­–compliant 5G virtualized base station, which began commercial deployment this January in Osaka, Japan.
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For its 5G virtualized base station, KDDI uses Wind River Studio Cloud Platform technology for an automated configuration system. Wind River Studio Analytics is used to monitor the status of geographically distributed far edge clouds.

Studio addresses the complex challenges service providers face in deploying and managing geographically distributed, ultra-low latency infrastructure and enables large-scale deployment of 5G virtualized base stations.

“Operators can work with Wind River for solutions to help prepare for a cloud-native future and deliver on high-reliability, ultra-low-latency, and highly efficient solutions for next-generation networks,” said Avijit Sinha, chief product officer, Wind River.

KDDI is developing virtualized base stations that implement an open interface compliant with the O-RAN standard. This 5G virtualized base station is a software update to such base stations, which were commercially deployed in February 2022.

Wind River, a leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, has played key roles in the world’s first 5G data session and in building commercial vRAN/O-RAN programs, including one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world.

Wind River said Studio Cloud Platform provides a cloud-native, Kubernetes- and container-based architecture, based on open source, for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of distributed edge networks at scale.

Studio Analytics solutions reduce carrier efforts and improve the efficiency of monitoring and operating the distributed cloud by collecting and analyzing cloud behavioral data to generate meaningful insights for decision-making.