Test bed for AI/ML-based neural receiver from Rohde & Schwarz and NVIDIA at MWC Barcelona.

Rohde & Schwarz joins AI-RAN Alliance

  • Rohde & Schwarz is the latest member of the AI-RAN Alliance, which was created in February 2024 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
  • The German company will contribute its expertise in wireless communications test and measurement.
  • The AI-RAN Alliance aims to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into wireless communications to improve the performance of radio access networks (RANs) and mobile communications networks.

By joining the AI-RAN Alliance, Rohde & Schwarz further aligns itself with key industry players such as NVIDIA, Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung and strengthens its role in the development of AI-native air interface test methodologies. The German company will contribute its test and measurement solutions and expertise to the alliance for the optimization of next-generation wireless networks.

“Collaboration is critical to unlocking the full potential of 6G technology components, such as an AI-native air interface. By partnering with leading industry players and joining the AI-RAN Alliance, we ensure that we remain at the forefront of wireless communications innovation. In this way, the ecosystem benefits from our experience in creating holistic test solutions for the wireless industry”, said Andreas Pauly, Chief Technology Officer at Rohde & Schwarz.

The AI-RAN Alliance will focus on three key areas :

  • AI for RAN: Advancing RAN capabilities through AI to improve spectral efficiency.
  • AI and RAN: Integrating AI and RAN processes to utilize infrastructure more effectively and generate new AI-driven revenue opportunities.
  • AI on RAN: Deploying AI services at the network edge through RAN to increase operational efficiency and offer new services to mobile users.

Prior to joining the alliance, Rohde & Schwarz has collaborated with NVIDIA’s research team on 6G research, developing a test bed for exploring neural receiver implementations that promise to revolutionize the air interface by improving performance and network efficiency.