Digital Twin for Open RAN towards 6G

On 24th May 2023, as part the EPSRC-funded UKI-FNI initiative, the project team and partners came together at the 2023 annual workshop on digital twin at London Digital Twin Research Centre to disseminate the outcomes and discuss the latest developments in digital twin for Open RAN and transition between 5G and 6G networks. Prominent speakers from industry (Ericsson, HCL, Rakuten, Spirent) gave exciting talks and updates on the topic. The project teams then went on to visit the UKI-FNI partner 5G/6G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey and explore the facilities there for the project. Prof Nguyen and Ms Mahnoor Yaqoob als attended the ICC’23 in Rome to present the project outcomes. Here are some highlights from the event and activites.

Dr Mallik Tatipamula, CTO Ericsson Silicon Valley and advisor of LDTRC, present latest trends on 5G/6G and digital twin development
Ramesh Sriraman (HCL India) present latest update on Open RAN implementation
Kexuan Sun (Rakuten Symphony UK) updates on Digital Twin for O-RAN towards 5G/beyond
Steven Douglas, Head of Market Strategy, Spirent, presents Spirent’s work on Digital twin for Open RAN
Project team visit 5G/6G Innovation Centre at University of Surrey
Exploring RIS solution/implementation at 5G/6G Innovation Centre
Prof Huan Nguyen in a meeting with Prof Hari (IISc, Bangalore India) and Prof Tho Le-Ngoc (Mac Gill University, Canada) at the ICC’23 conference in Rome, Italy
PhD student Mahnoor Yaqoob at ICC’23 banquet with colleagues. Earlier at the conference, she presented project outcomes on Digital twin for RAN 5G/Beyond