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SONIC Labs – lessons learned from first engagements

Posted 10 Aug 2022

Lessons Learned from first vendor engagements in SONIC Labs

The first phase of the SONIC Labs programme (SONIC-1) explored how to build, integrate and test Open RAN systems and how to engage with Open RAN companies. By leveraging existing 5G testbed infrastructure, as well as existing innovation and ecosystem know-how from Digital Catapult, Ofcom and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the project carried out the first integrations between products from vendors.

In the report you can expect to learn:

  • About the aims of the first phase of the SONIC-1 programme to set up a commercially neutral Open RAN 5G solution, in order to gain learnings and a deeper understanding of the issues and maturity of a multi-vendor disaggregated RAN solution.
  • A summary of the technical lessons learned during the SONIC-1 programme, with a focus on how these were incorporated into the design of the next phase of SONIC Labs.
  • About the engagement and innovation lessons learned and how these will be incorporated into the next phase of the project.

A summary of the report can be accessed on the website.

If your organisation would like to find out more about how to get involved in the next phase of the SONIC Labs programme click here.