Altran gNB SW running on Intel x86 Xeon server supporting 7:2 split.
Altran MeNB SW running on Intel Transcede Platform.
Altran EPC running on Intel x86 desktop.
O-RAN specification based Open X2 interface testing between Altran gNB and Altran MeNB.
Altran has participated in O-RAN India Plug Fest event to showcase the O-RAN specification based open X2 interface between MeNB and gNB. The scenario demonstrated Altran gNB based on x86 platform, which supports the O-RAN specification based X2 interface and has the ability of inter-operating with other vendors MeNB component.
Altran complied to the O-RAN defined X2 interface between MeNB and SgNB and successfully demonstrated the ENDC X2 Setup and SgNB Addition procedure:
• MeNB initiated ENDC X2 Setup
• SgNB initiated ENDC X2 Setup
• SgNB UE Addition to create 3x bearer type at SgNB
• SgNB UE Release procedure
Further as part of its roadmap, Altran will continue to focus on enhancement and optimization of 5G CU/DU stack to add support for the E2 interface messages based on based on O-RAN specifications, along with 3GPP release16 compliance.