Memorandum of Understanding Between QCT and SUTD Promotes Smart 5G Open RAN in Singapore
23 Aug. 2023

Both parties to work with OTICs in Southeast Asia to support O-RAN related research


SINGAPORE - August 23, 2023 - Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center and telecom solution provider, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) at the 1st Global OTIC Summit, which is held to strengthen collaborations and synergies among the Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTICs) globally. This QCT-SUTD MOU extends their aim to democratize networking and facilitate O-RAN ecosystem building with the building of a joint lab. QCT and SUTD will work with OTICs in Singapore and Southeast Asia to co-organize the first O-RAN Plugfest in the region while supporting O-RAN related research.


With representatives from the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) of Singapore and O-RAN Alliance, QCT and SUTD announced their co-developed 5G use cases and technologies in their joint lab, as part of their co-endeavour to forge the local 5G and future communication ecosystem in Singapore. The joint lab will also serve as an assessment hub for the industry to reference and to add use cases developed from 5G O-RAN. Equipment required for these purposes will also be installed to be integrated with devices and systems in new use cases, allowing for objective assessment of the performance.


“QCT has foreseen tremendous potential for 5G and AI development in Singapore,” said Mike Yang, President of QCT, “We are more than delighted to deepen our collaboration with SUTD with our joint lab initiative, which aims to solve real-life problems with smart applications running on reliable and cost-effective 5G open networks.”


A research collaboration agreement (RCA) was also signed to concretize the collaboration of both parties in the academic space, which includes leveraging QCT’s 5G PoC experiences, such as those on drone, AR/VR, robotics, IoT, and 5G private network usage on cyber-physical systems, for use case enhancement. Scholarships for two SUTD PhDs and in-kind contributions were also offered for private 5G and AI related research to develop potential joint IP and 3GPP new features from smart use case perspectives.


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