Demonstrations include a 5G user equipment (UE) simulator with industry-first 10Gpbs throughput testing capability
Cobham Wireless today announced it will demonstrate the
industry's first software-defined 5G user equipment (UE) simulator,
based on Verizon's open 5G standard, which can test downlink
throughput of 10Gbps. The company will also showcase an IoT
proof-of-concept (PoC) solution, which is able to emulate up to one
million 5G IoT devices, validating network performance in
preparation for IoT connectivity. These demonstrations will be
taking place at Mobile World Congress this year in Barcelona.
Cobham Wireless, a leader in the provision of advanced wireless
coverage and mobile network infrastructure test and validation
systems, will demonstrate how service providers can test their
networks in preparation for deploying 5G connectivity. This
includes testing anticipated 5G downlink throughput of up to
10Gpbs, which ensures it can perform to the high standards for
delivering 5G services.
The UE simulator can also support multiple simultaneous 5G air
interfaces which are compatible with various wireless standards,
including 3GPP's 5G New Radio (5GNR). This means that the UE
simulator can support current and future cellular standards, as the
technology develops. The solution features programmable data
logging and signal visualisation capabilities to enable early 5G
air interface integration testing and debugging. The demonstration
is in collaboration with National Instruments, which provided the
5G programmable radio frequency (RF) front-end PoC solution.
Cobham Wireless' software-defined 5G test UE simulator enables
the development of a virtualisable test solution, supporting a
Lab-as-a-Service model for 5G testing towards a Virtual-Radio
Access Network (V-RAN) architecture. Dr Li-Ke Huang, Research and
Technology Director at Cobham Wireless said, "Virtualising the
solution provides operators with the flexibility to test technology
and share hardware, software and licenses via the cloud. The
scalable, agile nature of the solution will help operators realise
cost savings through reduced investment in physical architecture,
while increasing test times, efficiency and coverage."
In addition, Cobham Wireless' 5G IoT PoC solution can
demonstrate how service providers will be able to support the
scale, density and complexity of 5G's massive IoT test
requirements. "In the near future, service provider networks will
have to be robust enough to support the huge increase in 5G IoT
devices. Our PoC demonstrates how service providers can test their
networks in the face of growing demands," added unagHuang.
Other 5G innovation
The 5G technology showcased by Cobham Wireless during this
year's Mobile World Congress forms a key part of the 'virtualised
5G architecture' test bed research programme at the 5G Innovation
Centre (5GIC) at Surrey University. Members of the 5GIC include all
UK operators and many top-tier vendors. Researchers from the 5GIC
will join Cobham Wireless to present the virtualised 5G
infrastructure test bed. The solution will be used to demonstrate
the researcher's development of a 5G mobile edge computing
(MEC) service architecture which can support
Gaming-as-a-Service based 5G VR and AR services and
You can find Cobham Wireless on Stand 6D50 at Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, 27th February - 2nd March.
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