Tech Mahindra Collaborates with Keysight to Certify 5G Vendors’ Equipment at its 5G O-RAN Lab in New Jersey, USA

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Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business reengineering services and solutions, announced today a partnership with Keysight Technologies, an advanced design and validation solutions provider that helps accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, to certify 5G open radio access network (O-RAN) equipment in Tech Mahindra’s 5G O-RAN test lab facility in New Jersey, USA.

Tech Mahindra’s 5G ORAN lab will be fully equipped to perform end-to-end validation of designs developed by CSPs (Communication Service Providers), ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), and ODMs (Original Design Manufactures) in compliance with specifications defined by the O-RAN alliance by leveraging Keysight’s Open RAN architect (KORA) solutions. This assures that the overall open RAN system, which is based on open standards and disaggregated network architectures, delivers on data speed, capacity, connection latency, and security expectations.

“Keysight is pleased to provide Tech Mahindra with integrated test solutions for rigorous interoperability, performance, and security validation under real-world conditions. As a result, Tech Mahindra can cost-effectively support a global ecosystem with a comprehensive range of O-RAN test services,”

Cao Peng, Vice President and General Manager of Keysight’s Wireless Business said.

The partnership will provide KORA solutions, such as RuSIM, DuSIM, CuSIM, and CoreSIM, to Tech Mahindra’s ORAN lab for 5G standalone open RAN certification. Tech Mahindra will be able to validate the performance of 5G standalone open RAN systems made up of O-RAN radio units (O-RUs), centralized units (O-CUs), and distributed units using these technologies (O-DUs).

“As ORAN implementations continue to grow, innovative test solutions are needed to make them more intelligent, and interoperable for 5G deployment.  Tech Mahindra’s NXT.NOWTM strategy enables us to accelerate 5G adoption and re-imagine an enterprise’s journey towards the future of connectivity. Through this collaboration with Keysight, Tech Mahindra’s O-RAN lab facility empowers CSPs, ISVs, OEMs, and ODMs around the world to validate the end-to-end performance of O-RAN implementations,”

Rohit Madhok, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Digital Engineering Services, Tech Mahindra, said.  

Vendors of small cells, macrocells, and cloud RAN, as well as mobile operators, test labs, and hyper-scale data centers, can use Keysight’s O-RAN test, emulation, and optimization solutions to verify functionality, conformance to standards, and system performance prior to live network deployment. Tech Mahindra invests in developing technologies and solutions that enable digital transformation and address the increasing needs of customers as part of its NXT.NOWTM framework, which strives to improve the ‘Human Centric Experience.’

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