5G Diversification Projects

O-RANOS

  • Started on 1 Jan 2022

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  • Funding: £1,937,528
  • Location: Bristol
  • Partners: Cellnex Connectivity Solutions ltd, University of Bristol, ATTOCORE, Weaver Labs, Satellite Applications Catapult, Parallel Wireless

O-RANOS main motivation is to address key architectural and technological challenges for deploying end-to-end O-RAN multi-domain (private-public) interoperable network solutions.

This will allow the creation of new business models that can be used for both Enterprise and public sector customers as well as developing new use cases.

The project will add value to the O-RAN Alliance specifications by particularly focusing on the emerging public and private 5G network multi-vendor Open RAN environment and their interworking challenges. To achieve this, O-RANOS will leverage the rApps and xApps development framework supported by the Open RAN architecture.

To extend further the opportunity of private-public interoperation, the project will implement novel backhauling and neutral hosting services with a particular focus on satellite backhaul (mainly GEO and LEO constellations) for connecting to different core vendors.


Project Overview from Innovation Briefing Issue 8

O-RANOS main motivation is to address key architectural and technological challenges for deploying end-to-end O-RAN multi-domain (private-public) interoperable networks.

This will allow the creation of new business models that can be used for both Enterprise and public sector customers as well developing new use cases.

Led by the Cellnex Connectivity Solutions and working with University of Bristol, Attocore, Weaver Labs, Satellite Applications Catapult  and Parallel Wireless the project will add value to the O-RAN Alliance specifications by particularly focusing on the emerging public and private 5G network multi-vendor Open RAN environment and their interworking challenges. To achieve this, O-RANOS will leverage the rApps and xApps development framework supported by the Open RAN architecture. The project will develop x and r application templates that will enable APIs to interact with the A1 and E2 interfaces as well as Machine Learning production models (CNFs predictors). For example, a key focus for xApps development will be RIC based handover between public and private networks.

To extend further the opportunity of private-public interoperation, the project will implement novel backhauling and neutral hosting services with a particular focus on satellite backhaul (mainly GEO and LEO constellations) for connecting to different core vendors.

In order to aid the development of further features, validate outcomes and accelerate deployment, O-RANOS will build an AppStore that will deploy and manage applications. An example will be implementing a Zero Trust approach for security. ML training phase and production models will be leveraged as part of the AppStore offering.

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