The addition of a “wraparound” distributed unit test product for distributed units augments previous test suites for radio units and centralized units. Open radio-access networks (Open RAN) disaggregate a base station’s baseband unit (BBU) — the unit between the antenna and network core — into three parts: Radio unit, RU or O-RU; Distributed unit, DU…
Video: Wi-Fi 7 operates across frequency bands
In a video interview, Wi-Fi test veteran Fanny Mlinarsky updates us on Wi-Fi 7’s new features and how they work.
Low Earth Orbit satellite simulation speeds GNSS/PNT testing
Spirent Communications plc announced the availability of SimORBIT, the first high-accuracy orbital modeling software solution specifically developed for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite simulation. Created in partnership with spaceborne receiver developer SpacePNT, Spirent SimORBIT enables developers to calculate LEO orbits and their distinctive characteristics more precisely and realistically for GNSS/PNT testing. Testing space-based applications in […]
5G and Wi-Fi: The hardware has already converged
In a video interview, 5G Technology World speaks with Fanny Mlinarsky, senor VP of Wi-Fi products at Spirent Communications on how 5G and Wi-Fi already use similar radio technologies.
Open RAN rewrites network-testing rules
Open radio access networks (Open RAN) bring new testing responsibilities that service providers haven’t had to contend with before. Learn why Open RAN changes the game for testing and validating network components, and how operators should approach these complex new requirements.
Is 5G/Wi-Fi convergence coming?
Smooth transitions from 5G to Wi-Fi networks as you move seems obvious, but technology differences keep convergence from solidifying.
2022: The 5G predictions
Several standouts for 2022 reached our editorial offices. We present them here.. As one year ends and another begins, so come the predictions. Over the past two years, we’ve seen how predicting the upcoming year is harder than ever. That doesn’t stop anyone from trying, though. How many of us throught we’ve still be dealing…
Subscription test suite automates 5G core network testing
Spirent’s Landslide 5G Core (5GC) Automation Package contains test cases that network engineers can use to develop functional and performance tests, among others. Core networks perform many functions in cellular networks such as authenticating users, providing subscribed services, security, and connecting users to requested applications. 3GPP defines standards for how these 5G network functions communicate.…
Webinar: Hear from the experts on Open RAN
5G Technology world will host a discussion on Open RAN technology on June 16, 2021. Register here.
5G, B5G, 6G: A tale of two similar conferences
Two conferences, held at the same time, covered mostly the same topics.