ComSovereign Holding has disclosed that it has delivered its 5G Open RAN-compliant system to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) announced earlier this year. A U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G communication systems and solutions, ComSoverign said that its 5G O-RAN technology complies with standards and is designed to provide reliable, high-performance communications in a small form factor that can be deployed in a wide array of markets including military, public safety, secure private and commercial sectors.
Under the CRADA agreement, engineers at NIST will work with ComSovereign to evaluate and demonstrate the applicability of converged 5G and MEC systems in use cases for mission-critical public safety and other programs, ComSovereign said. The two will use ComSovereign’s standalone (SA) 5G system that includes both core and radio technology as well as the company’s Saguna advanced mobile edge computing (MEC) components to test specific 3GPP standard features and their effect on public safety operations, according to ComSoverign. Research will focus on all aspects of deploying a standalone 5G network for public safety’s use, including deployment feasibility both on the ground and on drones using 5G features, advanced MEC resources and broadband service availability and quality, ComSovereign said.
“We’re pleased to have delivered our latest 5G O-RAN deployable system to the NIST for their evaluation and look forward to supporting their efforts to define the requirements and standards for the next generation of rapid deployable systems for our first responders and public safety practitioners,” said Dustin McIntire, Ph.D., chief technology officer of ComSovereign. “This system delivery is the latest in a series of important 5G development partnerships we have executed over the past year. We are proud to say that with this delivery, we are now actively engaged with stakeholders in academia, the federal government and in public and private commercial markets, all of whom are defining the future of wireless communications.”