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RAN Automation and RIC

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Actionable Benefits

  • Identify key benefits of RIC deployment and potential xAPP/rAPP for monetization.
  • Determine a realistic timeline for broad RIC adoption and potential deployment challenges.
  • Understand market dynamic of RIC deployment and the way to build a robust application ecosystem.           

Critical Questions Answered

  • What is the difference between traditional RAN automation and newly developed RIC solution?
  • Who will be getting involved and developing RIC platform and/or xAPP/rAPP solutions?
  • What are the key barriers to convince network operators to deploy the solution?
  • What are the potential application uses cases for RIC?
  • When will the large-scale deployment of RIC happen?
  • What is the role of AI/ML technology?          

Research Highlights

  • A detailed discussion of development and deployment focus of RIC solution and the motivation of open network automation.
  • Comprehensive analysis of market dynamic of RIC platform development and flagship xAPP/rAPP for monetization.
  • Trust and willingness of third-party Apps, AI/ML drived algorithm design and open-source based solutions.        

Who Should Read This?

  • Standardization bodies and relevant organizations.
  • Network operators and cloud service providers.
  • Radio software and hardware vendors.
  • System integrators and hyperscalers.
  • Independent software developers.
  • Commercial and industrial companies.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. RECOMMENDATIONS

3. RAN AUTOMATION OVERVIEW

3.1. The Benefits of RAN Automation
3.2. RAN Intelligent Controller

4. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

4.1. Motivations of Open Network Automation
4.2. Value Propositions of RIC Platforms
4.3. AI/ML-Assisted Algorithm Design
4.4. Trust and Willingness of Third-Party Apps and Open Source

5. DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDY

5.1. Proactive Radio Resource Management
5.2. Massive MIMO Optimization and Interference Mitigation
5.3. Other Applications

6. DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

6.1. Vendor Ecosystem
6.2. Current Development Activities