6G O-RAN Fundamentals
6G O-RAN Fundamentals is a 2-day course that provides up-to-date information and insights on the research and challenges of pairing Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) with 6G technology.
Participants will learn the likely benefits of 6G O-RAN as well as the projected hurdles to get there.
Additionally, attendees will learn about O-RAN in general, its history, major players and why carriers are both optimistic and cautionary about O-RAN’s manifestations.
Open RAN is a hot topic in mobile telecoms. At its simplest, the concept is for a more open radio access network architecture than provided today.
The latest suggestion is that 6G will take full advantage of open RAN. This trendy concept is designed to improve interoperability so that one vendor’s radios can be used with another’s network code, something not easy in today’s “closed” networks.
It would decouple hardware from software (virtualization), placing heavier reliance on general-purpose equipment, and allow operators to architect their networks differently.
The hope is that 6G O-RAN will be a fundamental part of the 6G solutions boosting competition, providing alternatives to today’s powerful kit vendors, and bringing other business benefits.
The Radio Access Network (RAN) provides the critical technology to connect users, including mobile phones or enterprises, to the mobile network over radio waves. It also acts as a bridge to access all the key applications on the web.
Current RAN technology is provided as a hardware and software integrated platform. The ambition for Open RAN is to create a multi-supplier RAN solution that allows for the separation – or disaggregation – between hardware and software with open interfaces and virtualization, hosting software that controls and updates networks in the cloud.
The promised benefits include supply chain diversity, solution flexibility, and new capabilities leading to increased competition and further innovation.
The specifications that underpin open RAN are developed by a group called the O-RAN Alliance. These are essentially fixes for some of the important interfaces that link different parts of the radio access network – designed by either the 3GPP, the main 5G standards group, or its members.
Who Should Attend
6G O-RAN Fundamentals is a 2-day course designed for:
- Anyone involved in 6G product development
- Anyone involved in 6G network analysis or planning
- Anyone involved in 6G design or engineering
- Professionals who want to upgrade their skills to 6G
- Anyone else who wants to learn latest telecom technologies and wants to work for telecom mobile operator and vendor companies
- 6G third-party vendors