O-RAN Global PlugFest - Spring 2023 @i14y Lab

PlugFest @i14y Lab

The i14y Lab will be a venue of the O-RAN Global PlugFest – Spring 2023. This PlugFest will be focused on accelerating the maturity of products and solutions based on O-RAN specifications and verifying and validating multi-vendor interoperability and conformity to O-RAN specifications. The Spring event in Berlin is going to be supported by Deutsche Telekom and EANTC.


This PlugFest is part of the new, bi-annual schedule for Global PlugFests, which will include spring and fall events. The O-RAN ALLIANCE has decided to expand the offering due to the continued growth in participation.


This year's Spring PlugFest testing focus at i14y Lab:


  • Testing of multi-vendor O-RAN ALLIANCE-based end-to-end solutions including products and solutions aligned with TIP requirements documents
  • Evaluation of Near-RT RIC xApps in standalone emulation scenarios
  • Demonstration/Evaluation of Non-RT RIC rApps in standalone emulation scenarios
  • SMO north-bound management plane testing
  • Demonstration of RICs implementing the O-RAN specified A1/E2 interfaces
  • Verification of O-RAN based O-RU, O-DU/ O-CU implementations for Open Fronthaul functions and performance
Plugfest Spring 2023 @ i14y Lab in Berlin
Slated for June 29 2023
Our personal i14y Lab PlugFest Spring 2023 recap

Head over to our blogpost to find our final remarks and full video recap.

Carsten Rossenhövel guides through the serverroom of the i14y Lab
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PlugFest Spring 2023 Recap Teaser Trailer

A few weeks ago the European O-RAN Global Spring 2023 PlugFest at our i14y Lab in Berlin concluded. 


So we put together these 28 seconds of a teaser to hold you over until our full exclusive overview video showcasing the advancements and collaborations coming out of the i14y Lab Spring 2023 PlugFest that are shaping the Open RAN community is released next week!

Slated for May 10 2023
i14y Lab team breakfast

Nothing brings a team together like good food and even better company! At i14y Lab, we believe our team breakfasts are a great way to keep the team dynamic strong. These days, there are some new faces participating in our Spring PlugFest, so going with the "open" mindset, we pulled up a few more chairs to extend the invite to our i14y Lab gathering.


And finally, we also said farewell to one of our student workers, wishing him all the best for his future endeavours. In the meantime, we're going all in PlugFest report editing now and be updating you on PlugFest results in due time according to the previously scheduled timeline.

Every month we have breakfast together in our kitchen
Slated for April 20 2023
i14y Lab PlugFest Get Together

With this we cordially invite every PlugFest participant to our get together on the eve of April 20. This is planned for an informal exchange between participating companies and i14y Lab friends. Enjoy some German delicacies, including veggie options and a cool drink on us.


You can expect our doors to open and ties to loosen around 6pm onwards.


Enjoy some German delicacies, including veggie options and a cool drink on us.
Call for Participation

PlugFest and the i14y Lab

Enter before March 10th to be part of Global PlugFest - Spring 2023


All member companies of the O-RAN ALLIANCE are invited to join the PlugFest Spring 2023. You can take part at one or more PlugFest venues regardless of region.

If you are interested to participate, please register on the O-RAN ALLIANCE registration page before March 10th, 2023! Because after that date, registration will be closed.


Members of the O-RAN ALLIANCE can participate at one or more PlugFest venues. Which venue is selected depends on the testing purposes.


Olaf is guiding through our serverroom

O-RAN Global Spring PlugFest 2023 hosts

Learn more about your hosts for this year's Spring testing event in Berlin by clicking their logos underneath.

Deutsche Telekom AG is taking the lead in the consortium to enable rapid implementation, particularly in the German market, and to allow the results of the project to flow directly into the further development of the Group's networks, platforms and service offerings.
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EANTC, as independent testing consultancy and lab-as-a-service provider, will create and implement test methods in this open lab. In particular, EANTC will enable the automated test framework, and plans to use the project results to expand its own 5G test service portfolio for manufacturers, network operators and enterprises.
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The i14y Lab is an open lab for interoperability testing of disaggregated telco systems, such as Open RAN. The lab is operated by a consortium of strong academic and industry partners led by Deutsche Telekom and supported with funding from the German Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV).

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