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Rohde & Schwarz and VIAVI Solutions verified new 4T4R O-RU design from Benetel at O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Spring 2023

At O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023, the following solution was used to validate the Benetel RAN650:
• The R&S SMM100A vector signal generator, R&S FSVA3000 signal and spectrum analyzer and R&S VSE vector signal explorer analysis software from Rohde & Schwarz emulate a real-world radio environment by generating, capturing and analyzing RF signals.
• The TM500 O-RU Tester from VIAVI implements the O-DU side of the M-plane and C/U-plane functionality; this is necessary to configure the interface with the O-RU and to exchange I/Q data over the Open Fronthaul.
• The O-RU Test Manager application from VIAVI provides a single point of control for the integrated system and ensures a seamless user experience throughout the test setup.

Set up of automated testing platform jointly developed by R&S and Viavi

Set up of automated testing platform jointly developed by R&S and Viavi (source: Rohde & Schwarz)

The Benetel RAN650 provides outdoor coverage in enterprise and campus networks, fixed wireless access connectivity for rural broadband and other micro cell connectivity for both public urban infill and private networks.
The product supports 4×4 MIMO and up to 100 MHz of bandwidth in a compact design.

𝑩𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒆𝒍 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒕𝒉 𝑪𝒂𝒕-𝑨 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑪𝒂𝒕-𝑩 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑶-𝑹𝑼.
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