Welcome to O-RAN Part 1: Open RAN and O-RAN in 5G
5G_110d | On-Demand | 5G Access | 1
Course Duration: 1 hour
This course provides a technical introduction to open RAN in 5G Radio network and describe the role of O-RAN alliance in defining 5G RAN architecture. You will identify key drivers and benefits of virtualized and Open RAN initiatives supported by O-RAN Alliance.
Intended Audience
This course is designed for a broad audience of personnel working in the wireless industry.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
■ Identify key drivers for virtualized and open RAN
■ Show examples of virtualized gNB components like vCU, vDU
■ Sketch O-RAN architecture and identify O-RAN components
■ Identify the role of SMO, RIC and their interfaces to RAN components
■ Identify role of artificial intelligence and external apps for RAN analytics
■ Sketch the RAN slicing possibility using O-RAN
Course Prerequisites
No Prerequisites
1. Open RAN in 5G
1.1 5G RAN components - gNB-CU, gNB-DU, RU
1.2 Key drivers for virtualized and Open RAN in 5G
1.3 Role of O-RAN Alliance

2. O-RAN Architecture and Operations
2.1 O-RAN architecture overview
2.2 Role of Service Management Orchestration (SMO)
2.3 Role of RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)
2.4 Role of rApps and xApps in O-RAN
2.5 O-RAN open fronthaul split option 7-2x
2.6 RAN slicing using Open RAN

Putting It All Together