NTT DOCOMO adds fourth virtualized base station for open RAN verification


TOKYO, JAPANNTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will extend its verification environment for Open Radio Access Networks (Open RAN) to include a fourth type of flexible and highly scalable virtualized base stations that allow devices and components from different vendors to be integrated via standardized specifications.

The new virtualized base station is combined NEC Corporation open virtualized RAN software, Red Hat Openshift, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc Inline accelerator cards and Hewlett Packard Enterprises Server. This is the first time DOCOMO uses the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and the HPE ProLiant DL110 Telco Server, the latter of which has been specially optimized for Open RAN workloads to improve system performance and energy efficiency.

Since February, DOCOMO has been offering global carriers access to its Shared open laboratory Environment so they can mix and match devices and components from different vendors to deliver performance with virtualized…

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