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CCI to Attend Mobile World Congress 2022

CCI to Showcase Projects at MWC

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) will join exhibitors from around the globe in spotlighting our work at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Las Vegas September 28-30, 2022.

 

Visit us at MWC Booth W2.1328.

The event, presented by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), in partnership with the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA), will feature the fastest-growing trends in connectivity and mobile innovation. 

The event’s theme: Connectivity Unleashed. 

Among the projects CCI will showcase:

  •  The CCI xG Testbed: It emphasizes programmability and interoperability, with a focus on open interfaces and open-source software. Key areas include securing 5G and next-generation mobile networks, and AI assurance. This is the only testbed of its type in the United States.

Sgt. Roderick Gervin Jr., of Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga., transports equipment. A smart warehouse project at the base will use 5G wireless combined with internet of things sensor networks.

Marine moves chairs for event in warehouse
Sgt. Roderick Gervin Jr., of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga., transports equipment. The base's smart warehouse project will combine 5G wireless with internet of things sensor networks. Photo by Nathan Hanks
  • Partnership with Software Radio Systems: This collaboration between CCI and European-based Software Radio Systems (SRS) showcases and demonstrates the latest SRS software advancements for both 5G — the current fastest network — and NextG, which promises to be faster yet, embedding artificial intelligence in the management of the network and enabling a new generation of mission-critical applications.

CCI Demonstrations

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s xG Testbed is conducting first-of-its-kind research in Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN). The CCI xG Testbed has two sites, one of which is an indoor radio network (72 software-defined radio systems, or SDRs) at the CCI hub in Arlington, Va.

In demonstrations presented at the Mobile World Congrees in Las Vegas and at CCI's Arlington Hub, we show our End-to-End O-RAN research. The CCI xG Testbed demonstration shows how an O-RAN secure network can be used to prioritize the communications needs of emergency first responders while ensuring the general public’s calls and texts go through.

Demonstration times Sept. 28-30: 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. Demonstrations end at Sept. 30.

Read more about the End-to-End O-RAN demonstration.

High-level end-to-end O-RAN demo architecture:

O-RAN demo diagram one

O-RAN demo diagram one

End-to-end O-RAN demo architectural building blocks:

O-RAN demo diagram two

O-RAN demo diagram two

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s xG Testbed is conducting first-of-its-kind research in Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS).  The CCI xG Testbed has two sites, one of which is an outdoor CBRS private network, being built in Blacksburg, Va.

Virginia Tech holds a priority access license for the CBRS spectrum in two counties in Virginia. This spectrum is being used in production and research to create a private 5G network that will monitor flood control, and to deploy an outdoor component of the CCI xG Testbed. In demonstrations presented at the Mobile World Congrees in Las Vegas and at CCI's Arlington Hub, we show an end-to-end CBRS experimental network composed of two main building blocks: 

  •  A software-defined radio system (SDR) and system-radio-software radio access network (srsRAN)-based CBRS base station prototype.
  •  An open-source spectrum access system (SAS). 

Demonstrations Sept. 28-30: 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. Demonstrations end at 3 p.m. Sept. 30.

Read more about the CBRS demonstration.

High-level end-to-end CBRS demo architecture:

CBRS Diagram one

CBRS Diagram one

End-to-end CBRS demo architectural building blocks:

CBRS Diagram two

CBRS Diagram two