12 days, 14 test scenarios, 18 solution and 7 measurement-equipment providers: That is the tally for the i14y Lab’s contribution to the German leg of the Joint European O-RAN ALLIANCE & TIP PlugFest Fall 2022, co-hosted by Deutsche Telekom, EANTC, and Vodafone at our lab in Berlin between October 24 and November 4, 2022.
The 14 test scenarios included three End-to-End set-ups for multi-vendor integration with functional and performance testing that successfully evaluated for multi-UE and multi-slice scenarios, plus three O-RU conformance test scenarios and six RIC testscenarios.
Extraordinary efforts like that can only by achieved in the spirit of collaboration, which is also central for the goal of a disaggregated future and accelerating market readiness for components. So clearly kudos must be given to our own at the i14y Lab for providing the infrastructure, knowhow, and support to make the tight and quite extensive testing schedule a success. Clearly the experiences gathered at last year’s plug fest helped make this year’s even better.
But the number of test scenarios and contributors also show the importance of coming together. For integration of disaggregated components to succeed and be viable for the market, all those involved have to come together to come to a common understanding. A place is needed for that. The plugfest showed that the i14y Lab is such a place, where you can meet other providers and players from all walks of the industry.
Now the year comes are to a close we can look forward with confidence: More is to come, and we are working hard to accelerate time to market for disaggregated solutions. And we can look back at a year where much has been achieved with a short video recap of the Joint European O-RAN ALLIANCE & TIP PlugFest Fall 2022: