Radisys and KDDI achieve breakthrough in 5G RAN slicing trial

2 Mar 2020

Radisys, a US-based specialist in the field of open telecom solutions, has announced that working with KDDI Corp’s KDDI Research unit, it has successfully completed ‘the world’s first successful demonstration showcasing RAN slicing involving different traffic streams with different latency requirements on a single Radio Unit (RU) connected to multiple Centralised Units/Distributed Units in a disaggregated network topology’. With network slicing increasingly being used in tests for cases that require high data speeds and throughput and low latency, such as Augmented Reality, IoT driven connectivity for smart electricity meters, and on-demand coverage for critical services, Radisys has reportedly created ‘the entire end-to-end configuration’ comprised of the 5G New Radio in standalone (SA) mode operating in sub-6GHz and the 5G core nodes, and it demonstrated services to ride on network slices. The demo with KDDI Research included ‘the creation of a network slice for eMBB (Enhanced Media Broadband) that spanned a pair of Distributed Units (DU) in an edge cloud site and a Centralised Unit User Plane (CU-UP) in a regional cloud site’.

Japan, KDDI (au)