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Software-Based O-RU Simulator

Software-Based O-RU Simulator

Simnovus, a company specializing in providing software-based validation tools for 4G and 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN), has unveiled the industry’s first truly software-based O-RU Simulator. The announcement was made at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Open RAN has the potential to revolutionize the way wireless networks are built and operated. However, the challenge is to perform interoperability of the O-RUs with the O-DU and verify the ability of the O-DUs and O-CUs to scale. Simnovus O-RU Sim, a 100% software-based simulator, addresses this issue by running on Dell R750 servers and Intel® XXV710-DA2 Ethernet adapters.

The software-based approach enables greater flexibility and scalability than hardware-based approaches, allowing simulations to be easily modified, adapted, and scaled to meet changing requirements and evolving needs. Available in a subscription licensing model based on the number of simulated UEs, the entry license of O-RU Sim includes 2 simulated O-RUs 4×4 MIMO and a single simulated UE, which can be upgraded to more simulated UEs.

“Our software-based approach represents a significant step forward in simulation technology and highlights the importance of software in enabling more accurate, efficient, and cost-effective simulations. We are excited to bring this new approach to our clients and look forward to seeing its positive impact on their ability to validate,” said Uday Parida, Chief Product, and Technology Officer at Simnovus.

The Simnovus simulators can be easily deployed on COTS hardware, allowing companies to set multiple test beds to run interoperability tests in parallel.

“This approach allows simulations to be easily modified, adapted, and scaled to meet changing requirements and evolving needs. This flexibility allows more rapid prototyping and iteration, reducing time-to-market and increasing innovation,” said Hamza Dridi, VP of Engineering.

The solution allows customers to simulate real-world network conditions, enabling them to test the performance and capabilities of O-RAN nodes before deployment. For more information on Simnovus products, please get in touch with Simnovus at