SOLiD, a cellular in-building mobile coverage provider, and ASOCS, which provides private 5G network software, recently announced a partnership to offer a complete O-RAN-compliant solution for private 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks.
The joint solution allows rapid deployment of scalable private 5G campus networks with intelligent real-time positioning using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
The new private 5G network solution comprises the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU), the ASOCS CYRUS virtual O-RAN Distributed Unit (O-DU) and Centralized Unit (O-CU), as well as ASOCS Hermes NGP real-time positioning software.
“With the power of AI, the ASOCS software-as-a-service solution enables a cloud-based private 5G network with real-time indoor/outdoor positioning intelligence to connect data-driven Industry 4.0 edge applications with high accuracy and low latency,” said Niv Zimmerman, vice president of solutions, ASOCS. “Together with SOLiD, we offer a unique, comprehensive solution for deploying private 5G and IIoT networks in a scalable model.”
The CBRS-compliant solution, certified by the OnGo Alliance, empowers a range of mission-critical Industry 4.0 use cases, including manufacturing automation, predictive maintenance, real-time asset tracking, and occupational health and safety.
The SOLiD CBRS O-RU complies with O-RAN ALLIANCE fronthaul specifications. It also supports 4G LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) in standalone (SA) or non-standalone (NSA) architecture. The solution is compatible with various virtual or physical baseband products through an eCPRI interface.
Meanwhile, the SOLiD Fronthaul Multiplexer (MUX) technology eliminates the need for dedicated bandwidth for each RU. This enables more economical use of the CBRS spectrum, while also improving private 5G network service agility, scalability and efficiency,
“SOLiD is at the forefront of innovating connectivity with Open RAN architecture, changing how mobile network operators, system integrators, and manufacturers build tomorrow’s networks,” said Yong Hoon Kang, Ph.D., chief technology officer, SOLiD Americas. “The powerful combination of the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit and ASOCS software unleashes 5G to enable fast, turnkey deployment of robust and secure private in-building networks that transform the business environment.”
ASOCS and SOLiD have completed multiple interoperability tests of their Open RAN technologies’ performance, the companies said.