© Project OPERA

Project description
European companies must advocate and pursue open hardware and software with at least open interfaces in order to promote independence from American and Asian providers. The foundation for the digital sovereignty of the European mobile ecosystem and industries is to be laid primarily technologically by this project.

The overarching goal is to ensure that the hardware and software of all project partners can work with each other technologically independent of the respective manufacturer.

In addition, the developed platform should guarantee the interoperability of different manufacturers, so that the components Radio Unit (RU), Distributed Unit (DU) and Centralised Unit (CU) can be combined for the Open RAN architecture in a way that is convenient for the user. Uniform and openly documented interfaces are needed for this.

The interoperability of the developed Open RAN solutions will be tested and verified by integration in testbeds in both countries.

Germany: Technische Universität Dresden (lead), Fraunhofer-IIS, TU Berlin, Xelera Technologies GmbH, Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft mbH, Smart Systems Hub GmbH (UA der TUD)
France: EURECOM (lead), Firecell, CEA - Centre de Grenoble Ekinops France, ALSATIS, KALRAY, AW2S ADVANCED WIRELESS SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES, NXP Semiconductors France

5G, open RAN, Eco system, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing industry, logistics, communication technologies

January 2022 - December 2024

Funds total: 8.0 m. EUR
Funding amount: 5.7 m. EUR