Do you believe RIC Compatibility is a concern for all vendors?
Read this article, and comment.
So many vendors are going after developing a Ran Intelligent Controller (RIC).
There is future potential and the market is hot.
The RIC has 2 main components:
Near real time RIC which hosts the “xApps” and
Non real time RIC which hosts “rApps” (within the SMO-service management and orchestration service).
…The rApps control non-real time (non-RT) events — more than 1 second and are “centrally” deployed.
…The xApps controls near-real time (near-RT) events — from 10 milliseconds to 1 second and can be deployed at the telco edge or regional cloud.
The RIC will use real time as well as offline network metrics to drive the control and management of the RAN.
All this will allow for a service provider and enterprise to deploy a multi vendor Open RAN thereby fostering innovation and agility.
OpenRAN based systems can really benefit from the RIC because it can enable quite minute programmatic control of the RAN resources.
But like any other technology, RIC has its own fair share of issues and challenges:
Integration with existing systems
What’s your take on the RIC-
…Will it be the driving force for future networks?
If you want to understand RIC at a very high level including some market stats, attached is a good white-paper.