Validating 5G RAN Optimization at Scale

Testing a Near Real time RIC and xApps hosted on RIC has challenges. It is impractical to do testing with a test bed of real UEs and RAN components connected to an EPC or 5GC network. A test setup with real O-RAN components, UEs and Core Network to generate test data will be very expensive and difficult to operate. This requirement can be met by a test tool capable of simulating RAN components over E2 interfaces. This simulation tool should have capability of simulating E2 Nodes that are serving large number of UEs distributed across multiple cells with mobility and traffic. Capability to simulate configurable traffic patterns and handover scenarios are very important to test xApps hosted on RICs. RICtest emulates thousands of CUs and DUs over the E2 interface, allowing for testing of Near Real Time RIC and of xApps hosted on RIC.

Emulate thousands of CUs and DUs over the E2 interface

  • Near Real Time RIC testing
  • xApps hosted on RICs testing
  • Functional testing of E2SM Services
  • Testing of NRT-RIC for use cases (Traffic Steering, QoE, QoS and mMIMO)
  • Virtual solution, can be hosted on any Intel Server

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