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Nokia opens O-RAN test facility in Texas

June 17, 2021

Finnish vendor Nokia announced that it has opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Center at its offices in Dallas, Texas.

The new facility is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction, and launch of O-RAN compliant solutions to market, Nokia said in a release.

In particular, Nokia said that vendors will be able to execute Interoperability Tests (IOT) and end-to-end testing for O-RU/O-DU Open Fronthaul as well as xAPP testing for Nokia’s near-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC). Nokia plans to open similar facilities at its other global offices around the world in the future.

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