PlugFests: Elevating Efficiency and Interoperability
Our commitment to open RAN was evident in the two PlugFests hosted this year. We not only increased efficiency in setup and execution but also created a dynamic environment for collaboration. The Fall PlugFest, hosted at i14y Lab in Berlin, saw participation from 16 vendors. Among the highlights were the successful completion of 12 test scenarios, with a strong focus on O-RAN end-to-end interoperability and network optimization. Notably, 70% of all network optimization scenarios were executed.
Basic Setup and Automation: Pioneering Efficiency
The year marked a significant leap in our basic setup and automation capabilities. The integration of new RF switches and advanced test systems enabled us to increase the efficiency of our PlugFests compared to previous years. This progress not only streamlined our operations but also enhanced the ecosystem, contributing to a more robust and dynamic testing environment.