Software Radio Systems joins the O-RAN Alliance to support the open-source RAN ecosystem
November 22, 2021
Software Radio Systems Limited (SRS) announced today that it has joined the O-RAN Alliance to help drive the development and adoption of open source software for the 5G RAN ecosystem. SRS will release its O-RAN-compatible 5G Standalone (SA) gNodeB in 2022. This open-source solution enables ecosystem partners to integrate, test and develop their applications with a performant and customisable RAN stack. SRS is a long-time proponent of the power of open RAN software. We believe that well-written open software transforms...
srsRAN 21.10 Release Announcement
October 29, 2021
SRS is delighted to announce that our latest public release, srsRAN 21.10, is available from today. This release sees the addition of 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) functionality to our eNB stack, complementing the 5G NSA UE application we released last April with 21.04. 5G NSA mode builds upon existing 4G infrastructure with the addition of a secondary NR (5G) carrier for high-rate data traffic. The 5G NR PHY introduces significant flexibility as well as LDPC forward-error correction to provide increased efficiency...
The Hyperscale Evolution of 5G
September 29, 2021
Hyperscalers have significantly ramped up their 5G activity over the past 2 years. However, there’s a particular lack of clarity around the hyperscalers’ ambitions for the Radio Access Network (RAN) itself and how they each intend to integrate RAN functionality into their offerings. Will it be enough to mimic the RANs provided by the current crop of MNOs? Or, will the hyperscalers need to push much, much further if they’re to realise the full scope of potential benefits of marrying the cloud and 5G? In this article, we explore where the hyperscalers might be headed.