The world’s first demonstration of an automated driving application supported by 5G Standalone network slicing with controlled network features for QoS (Quality of Service) was announced by Deutsche Telekom, BMW Group, Valeo, Qualcomm, and Ericsson. The partners looked into how 5G SA network slicing with various QoS features can provide successful automotive use case scenarios.
The Open RAN challenges can broadly be categorized into System Integration and Operation Model challenges, per Petr Ledl, Vice President and Head of Network Trials and Integration Lab, Deutsche Telekom.
Deutsche Telekom introduced a vendor-independent Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) component based on ONAP open source to automate services on all network domains, to manage disaggregated RAN complexity.
The main learnings from DT’s open and virtualized RAN deployment are related to more responsbility for operators and performance and operational evaluation.
The key components Deutsche Telekom’s Open RAN Journey include O-RAN town, automation, industry ecosystem, skills development, new operating model, and vendor selection.
Arburg launched 5G campus network to test innovative applications such as autonomous transport systems, industrial robots and automated production processes.
How are operators and businesses protecting their public and private 5G/LTE network deployments? What difficulties are they encountering? What solutions and approaches do they have for securing the network? What role does standardization play in ensuring the networks’ security? How is the industry innovating to tackle those obstacles?
Deutsche Telekom will build a 5G campus network in the PCK refinery in Schwedt, Germany at a 2.1 GHz frequency, ensuring failure safety of critical infrastructure.