NEW DELHI Homegrown telecom gear maker HFCL on Sunday launched its SG Lab-as-a-Service to offer an automated test environment to the private sector. government, and academia to work on 5G solutions and services
The SG Lab was inaugurated by TRAI chairman PD Vaghela on Sunday during the India Mobile Congress 2022.
"Telecom operators are adopting multi-vendor networks based on cloud native technologies for faster and cost-effective rollout of 5G services and for improved user experience_ There is also a need to support multiple frequency bands (sub-6 GHz, millimeter wave) and various deployment scenarios to realize diverse 5G use cases for Consumer, Enterprise and Industry Verticals," HFCL said in a statement.
The 5G Lab provides a sandbox for rapid prototyping of 5G use cases addressing the needs of various industry segments that include manufacturing, transportation, healthcare. and retail. The 5G Lab will help to create pre-integrated and pre­validated SG solutions for Low Mobility Large Cell (LMLC) needed for the rollout of rural mobile broadband in the country
"HFCL's state-of-art 5G Lab will enable technology providers such as telecomoperators, network equipment providers, system integrators, loT device manufacturers to analyze, integrate and validate performance and capabilities of their products and solutions in a real 5G network environment," said Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director at HFCL.
The lab is equipped with a multi-vendor SG network and test tools that include signal analyzer and signal generator for RF conformance tests, 0-RAN studio, PTP conformance test equipment and anechoic chamber. HFCL has also built aOevOps-based test platform for automated lab validation, field deployment, and service automation
HFCL will provide access to teams with expertise in 5G networks and devices including expertise in OevOps, Cl/CO, Kubernetes, and cloud-native technologies that are needed for testing in 5G environments.