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Wiwynn Completes Test in the Second Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest

WIWYNN | November 03, 2020

Wiwynn (TWSE: 6669), an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider, today announced the company successfully completed the test in the second global O-RAN ALLIANCE plugfest. With the collaboration of Radisys, the global leader of open 5G solution, Wiwynn® EP100 server platform works as an O-DU (O-RAN Distributed Unit) and an O-CU (O-RAN Central Unit) in the radio access network (RAN) to meet mobile operators’ demand for 5G open RAN architecture. In the 5G era, mobile operators and vendors have come together in the O-RAN ALLIANCE to enable the open RAN transformation. These new disaggregated and virtualized networks are building with open source software and white box hardware to bring in scalability, flexibility, reliability, and agility to the 5G network. Verification, testing and integration are critical for the open RAN ecosystem to develop commercially available solutions. The European branch of the second global O-RAN Plugfest, hosted by Tier-1 telecoms, the O-RAN ALLIANCE, and the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP), speeds up the development of interoperability within the ecosystem.

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How do we resolve the laundry list of API specs vying to be the virtualization industry standard? TIA NOW speaks with Hema Kadia, Vice President and Head of Strategy and Practice at Prodapt, about the risks and rewards of winning the API battle, and how to proceed in the meantime. Watch more videos at TIANOW.org.

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Altran | February 15, 2021

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Comcast Business | February 04, 2021

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Vodafone | November 12, 2021

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