(Telecompaper) NTT Docomo, in partnership with Fujitsu, NEC and Nokia, has achieved multi-vendor interoperability across 4G and 5G base station equipment compatible with the international standards of the Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) Alliance. The O-RAN standards include fronthaul specifications and X2 profile specifications. Docomo claims this is the world’s first realization of this level of multi-vendor interoperability in 4G and 5G base station equipment conforming to O-RAN specifications. Docomo will deploy the equipment in the pre-commercial 5G service it plans to launch on 20 September in Japan.


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