TEC, VVDN sign MoU for creating Open RAN testing eco system

Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), a technical arm of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Tuesday  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with VVDN Technologies Private Limited, for creating a 5G/ORAN testing eco system under public private partnership

VVDN Technologies is an Indian product engineering and manufacturing company working in various technology domains, including 5G, Networking, IoT, Cloud and Apps.
The signing of MoU will facilitate registered startups, innovators and MSMEs working in the field of Open RAN to get their product tested at the existing lab of VVDN at Gurugram for interoperability among Open RAN components (RU/DU/CU) from different vendors along with radio conformance, protocol and interface testing as per defined Open RAN Standards. The testing will be carried out at a subsidised tariff, to be decided with mutual consent among MoU partners. The product offered for testing will be certified by TEC.
Such testing certification shall accelerate the research innovation domestic design and manufacturing .It is aimed at India emerging as design leader in 5G/ORAN. This test certification eco system will make India a design testing and certification hub of Asia.
Both TEC and VVDN have agreed to collaborate and work jointly in the area of Open RAN testing during the tenure of MoU, which is for 5 years from the date of signing. This is the first of its kind MoU signed by TEC as a step towards leveraging the existing Open RAN testing ecosystem in partnership with a private firm. TEC is undertaking massive reform to create best market access system in the world.