NTT DOCOMO with partner vendors have successfully achieved multi-vendor interoperability with O-RAN Open Fronthaul and Open X2 interfaces. DOCOMO has been deploying the equipment in its commercial 5G network since September 2019.
At the second global O-RAN ALLIANCE plugfest held in 2020, we have continued with multi-vendor interoperability testing with:
• New equipment, e.g. Radio Units (RU) for macro cell and Fronthaul Multiplexer (FHM)
• New vendors, e.g. CU/DU from NEC and Samsung
• New capabilities, e.g. mmWave and inter-band Carrier Aggregation (CA)
Successful conclusion of the testing allows widening the commercial O-RAN product ecosystem.