Spirent and Anritsu present O-RAN testing solutions

Spirent Communications and Anritsu announced a partnership presenting O-RAN testing solutions to O-RAN component suppliers, system integrators, and carriers.
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“In early Open RAN trials, performance gaps have emerged,” said Dave Garrison, Spirent’s Sr. Director of Product Management for Lifecycle Service Assurance. “The challenges with deployment range from lack of multi-vendor interoperability, inconsistent interfaces between vendors, new O-RAN vendor technology performance, and security issues.”

“This partnership will offer a wide variety of comprehensive solutions for solving complex issues faced by the Open RAN ecosystem,” Fumihiko Uzawa, Anritsu’s Solution Marketing Director in the IoT Test Solution Division, said.

Spirent offers emulation of all the nodes and interfaces needed to communicate with real network elements in real time and address the interoperability issues. This can now be done through a single user interface that simplifies and automates performance testing.

Anritsu provides solutions for RF verification and conformance testing of O-RAN elements and systems, the baseline requirement for release to the market, including a new RU test solution using advanced DU emulator technology.