Small Cell Forum (SCF) has released a paper [SCF228] outlining the key test setups for 5G RAN split 6 products that outline configurations for 3GPP TS38.141 compliance testing using the SCF nFAPI 2.0 interface. The paper was co-led by SCF members Picocom and Keysight Technologies and aims to inform operators and integrators on how disaggregated RAN split 6 products can be tested, with specifications derived from 3GPP standards.

Vicky Messer, Director Product Management at Picocom commented, “Open RAN disaggregated networks facilitate vendor diversification with radio units and distributed units supplied by different vendors. It is imperative that vendors can be confident their units are compliant when tested as a complete system, and a test solution, particularly for S-RU, needed developing.”

Read the fully SCF story on the paper release here.

Download the SCF paper here.

Listen to the paper authors Vicky Messer, from Picocom and Balaji Raghothaman, from Keysight Technologies, discuss the paper, which considers how to test the disaggregated units S-RU and S-DU of the RAN.

Source Small Cell Forum.