The COSMOS testbed has become the second North American Open Testing and Integration Centre (OTIC) – as designated by the O-RAN Alliance – in an important milestone for Open RAN development and the NSF PAWR program. As the Alliance notes, OTICs support the adoption of O-RAN specs and promote the openness of the ecosystem via demos, events, and lab and field trials.
From the O-RAN Alliance announcement:
New Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) approved in Japan and North America
O-RAN ALLIANCE is pleased to announce Japan OTIC and North American OTIC in NYC Metro Area/East (COSMOS) joining the community of Open Testing and Integration Centres. With this addition there are now 9 approved OTICs across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
“Shared testing and integration are key to delivering commercial O-RAN solutions, so it is great to see more OTICs being approved in North America and around the world,” said Igal Elbaz, Network CTO of AT&T and Board member of O-RAN ALLIANCE. “OTICs are also part of O-RAN PlugFests and the O-RAN Certification and Badging program, promoting more confidence in O-RAN products, components, and solutions within the industry.”