TOC Voting Members 

Company

NameAlternate

AT&T

Jack Murray Co-Chair

David Kinsey

China Mobile

Jinri Huang Co-Chair

James Li

Deutsche Telekom 

David Streibl

Ondřej Hudousek
EricssonJohn-Paul LaneJohn Keeney

NTT DOCOMO

Masafumi Masuda

Anil Umesh
NokiaJuha OravainenThoralf Czichy
OrangeWilliam DiegoVincent Danno
RadisysGanesh ShenbagaramanManasi Padhy

TIM

Andrea Buldorini

Scarpina Salvatore
Wind RiverBin YangJackie Huang
Available (11)Available (11)
Available (12)Available (12)

*Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.


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2022 01 26

Recording:

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): James Li

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair


    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda


    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini


    Scarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by ... seconded by ... The motion is approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. 1/19/22 John Murray: I received an email from Intel requesting a new repo related to WG6 work and DPDK.Most of the Intel people don't make to the TOC meeting as it's too early for them on the West Coast. The request was for approval for a new repo that would be used to store the DPDK Dev head files that was decided by WG6. The O-RAN AAL specification can then reference this repo and version. From the previous email exchange I was supposed to receive more information from Niall Power or Luis Farias but I haven't double checked with them.
    2. John Paul Lane : It would be good to have them clarify on the request. also the licensing model we talked previously might need some changes to the Charter.
    3. John Murray : If DPDK is principally required by O-DU-low, and the Infrastructure project, I hate to create repos that are just dangling with not associated with any project and, at the same time I hate to create a whole project with for two header files.
    4. Trishan de Lanerolle : One consideration here is, depending on the ask from WG6 is the keeping it in sync with the upstream DPDK and whether you're keeping it with the lts release or the current release when it's deployed with the projects.
    5. John Murray : Let's park it for the next meeting until we can get a little more information.
    6. Jinri Huang : Since the topic is on the table for a long time, we need to close it as soon as possible. We can encourage Intel to kick off a discussion on the TOC mailing list, or arrange for a special meeting just for this topic.
    7. John Murray : I'll respond to them in an email with these feedback.
    8. John Paul Lane : Is that a correct understanding that this is purely a stage 3 specification WG6 looks to push to DPDK? We don't need to build test cases and test harnesses around it then.
    9. John Murray : That's my understanding.
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
      5. No update on 12/15/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    2. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
    3. 1/19/22:
      1. John MurrayTrishan de Lanerolle, did Stefan ever send you the CLA?
      2. Trishan de Lanerolle: no yet.
      3. John Murray: I think that's one of the things that's holding us up. I'll try to reach out to Stefan and and others to get this back moving and see if we can get this resolved here. There's a couple moving pieces here that would have to get resolved, but nothing new right now.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    2. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR for release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other PR instead of consecutively.
    3. 12/15/21
      1. Rittwik and David Kinsey will sync with Jinri about release overview
      2. Our PR is likely to be published together in O-RAN Alliance 2021 summary and possibly other pieces. 
    4. 1/5/22:
      1. PR release for E: people should be working with Jinri on that. Per Jinri's email sent before the TOC meeting: "I got the input from SMO, near-RT RIC platform, INF, O-DU-HIGH, and SIM. For those PTLs (xAPP, NRT RIC, O-CU-LOW) who have not sent me the content, please do this ASAP. "
    5. 1/12/22:
      1. PR release for E: Jinri Huanghas the draft and will send to the mailing list. There wasn't enough time at the last week's EC meeting to discuss the PR. In addition to the PR, will write a blog based on the input from PTLs with rich content. This is not so urgent so Jinri Huangwill have this by the next meeting.
      2. Jinri Huang: received quote request from LF, HCL, Highstreet and Windriver.
      3. Thoralf Czichy: will forward to you again. It was sent a couple weeks ago.
    6. 1/19/22: 
      1. Jinri Huang: The E release PR was sent to EC for discussion but no conclusion yet. There was one question from Hank regarding the quote that I just send John Murrayan email on Monday. For the blog posts I haven't received any input from O-DU-low and OAM projects.
      2. Martin Skorupski: I sent in December but it doesn't pop up in the discussion.
      3. John Murray: anything on the virtual face to face that we need to be planning for?
      4. Rittwik Jana: I think we need one hour. It can start on Feb 8th after the Chinese New Year holiday or the 9th it could be okay.
      5. John Murray: It's great to have time where we tell them what we think. What's the process to see if anyone there has input for us?
      6. David Kinsey: Like the MVPC?
      7. Rittwik Jana: The MVP provides guidance to features on projects that are coming up, but also I think, when we draft the F release and the G release requirements, we hear from people who are attending different working groups -- essentially that's our intake. We don't do things just because we want to do it, we do it because things are coming up in the MVP and things are also getting surfaced in different working groups. Timely topics that may be getting in as pre standard, and then we work it in the pre standard mode and by the time we finished the job here, the standard is already there in first draft version. I think it kind of happens implicitly. But sometimes it's directly back, like the CRD discussion that we're going on right now.
      8. John Murray: I just want to make sure that the invite is open enough to the broader community so someone has something they can bring it to us, not just show up and hear what we have to say.
      9. Tracy Van Brakle: Just one thing to add: the MVP committee is now moving closer to a more formalized release management to manage multiple releases out, I think it goes out to two years. I don't know if this group has seen around release 002 yet. Would this be of interest to the group?
      10. Rittwik JanaWe should socialize.
      11. Tracy Van Brakle: I know this is going to be discussed in more than one session during the upcoming virtual face to face. OSC said we need more rigorous release management and we recognize that many of the features functionality that operators want traverse multiple releases. The link to (draft) O-RAN multi-release roadmap can be found here.
      12. John Murray: I think it's important that eventually each of the projects we need to track to the specification releases, so that when people use a particular release of software they know what capabilities are included in that. For example, the older E2 specification to the new one, and it was not backward compatible so it needs to be documented clearly. We'll have to continue to work on and update our processes as it is important to make sure we communicate clearly where each of the project software is relative to the specifications that are published.
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline / maintanance release:
      1. James Lisent out an email to TOC mailing list regarding E release status before new year. Near-RT RIC, NonRTRIC, O-DU-High, OAM, RICAPP and Simulation projects have their docker image list published. SMO is working on the image list, and an IT ticket IT-23440 was created. In RICAPP, the bouncer and RC xApps have problem with Jenkins jobs and therefore the final docker image is not ready. Documentations are pretty much done. Action pointJames Lisends an email to Mahesh Jethanandan and CC to Trishan de Lanerolle , John Murray and Jinri Huang regarding the issue.
      2. Manasi Padhy : are ready for the maintenance release but are waiting for other projects.
      3. John Murray : let's carry that conversation into next week and and get input from others and see if there's any other.
      4. 1/12/22 John Murray: by now all the branches should be in place, and there should be at least some introductory documentation for people to know where to find the release software
        1. James Li: yes, under each project there's a link pointing to the published docker image list, as well as how to get the source code.
        2. Action Point: James Li to update the "O-RAN Software Community" page about the delivery of the E release.
        3. John Murraylooks like the only thing in the maintenance release is the O-DU-high. Manasi Padhyto update the section to indicate what's available in the maintenance release.
      5. 1/19/22:
        1. John MurrayManasi Padhy Did you completed the updated code that would be part of the maintenance release?
        2. Manasi Padhy: yes, we did update the maintenance release on the daily spaces.
        3. John MurrayJames Li is there anything else to do as part of updating the documentation or anything to make sure people know that there is an incremental maintenance release for the E release?
        4. James Li:  I can refer to to the past ones so maybe just update the corresponding release page. When is the deadline for the maintenance release?
        5. John Murray: It's the end of January. I don't think anyone else had said they had anything to add to the maintenance release at this time. So we'll just update that there's an incremental update in the O-DU-high and will turn our focus then to the F release unless anyone has any other thing they would like to raise at this time.
        6. John Keeney: I just want to comment on the maintenance release: to verify the O-DU-high with SMO, we can extend the rApp that we have for the slice assurance use case. And we already have one that works towards the ONAP connector with simulator. I imagine some change will be needed so we will try to get it working for the maintenance release if we can. It's most integration challenge rather than code challenge. Maybe as a stretch for the maintenance release if we can get it done. Otherwise it goes into the F release. 
        7. John Murray: will it be a new branch?
        8. John Keeney: no, it's just a version number change.
        9. John MurrayJames Limake sure everything has the right version number.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
      2. 1/12/22:
        1.  David Kinsey: we have the IXR in place but is working with Nokia to configure it. Once the grandmaster clock is connected and the link path established between O-DU and O-RU, and SMO and O-RU, there would be pairwise testing with the O-DU and the O-RU, once that proves out then we can see if we it's able to do a full attach to the core through the entire stack. 
        2. John Murray: when will this be done?
        3. David Kinsey: try to establish it during the maintenance release timeframe.
        4. Manasi Padhy: I have a question about how the grandmaster is connected and configured?
        5. David Kinsey: It's connected to the IXR and it's just that we don't have the configuration that the IXR to use that clock and provide the S plane to both the O-RU and O-DU. Internally AT&T uses the IXR for such capacity so we know there can be the O-DU to O-RU connectivity through an IXR device.
        6. James Li: Prof. Ray's student is drafting a paper about the 3 OSC labs and Invited David Kinseyand me to provide status on each of our labs.
      3. 1/19/22:
        1. John MurrayDavid Kinseywhat's the status on the lab?
        2. David Kinsey: we are still waiting for feedback from Nokia on the configuration of the IXR.
        3. John Murray: who's working with Nokia?
        4. David Kinsey: I reached out to Ramsay and Ramsay was going to get with experts on this. Rich is also in the loop.
        5. John Murray: it's been a long time and we need to bring it to a close.
        6. Tracy Van Brakle : Who's acting as scribe make sure to add the link to the notes. Because this has been initiated because of suggestions and requests from this group. So we absolutely want strong feedback. Because the notion is that the release management isn't going to be exactly the way it happens in other Linux foundation networking projects, but we consider specifications and, in some cases pre specifications as requirements and then we'd look to this group to help figure out how to phase the delivery across how many releases it might take.
        7. John Murray : Good point there. I think this is a topic that somebody needs to spend a little more time thinking about and working on. Is there someone from the TOC who's willing to spend a little extra time working on this topic so that we can document how we want to do this with the process?
        8. Tracy Van Brakle : Are you looking for a TOC voting Member? Hopefully someone will raise his hand and I'd be happy to help connect the dots. Rittwik Jana , since you're already a frequent participant with MVP Committee, maybe you could help complete feedback loop.
        9. Rittwik Jana : yes, we can bring it up to the MVP Committee.
        10. John Murray : thank you both for stepping up.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalities that are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
      2. 1/5/22: Rittwik JanaRSAC didn't discuss on the Super Blueprint yet.
      3. 1/12/22: David KinseyI haven't received any request regarding the F release on the Super Blueprint.
    4. "F" Release:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
      3. 12/15/21: Planning discussion
        1. There are multiple smaller contributions planned for F release.
        2. NTT Docomo proposes to leverage Tacker OpenStack as upstream project for O2 implementation in SMO project but there is also WindRiver contribution on O2 so alignment will be needed in F release planning.
        3. Testing of Slicing E2E should be one of the goals of OSC Lab in release F to validate work done in E.
      4. 1/5/22: Rittwik Janaplanning discussions:
        1. David Kinseyis tryig to harness the OTF to do a lot of integration testing
        2. O-DU-high will carry over some work items left over from E
        3. NonRT-RIC: rApp onboarding and deployment
        4. NTT Docomo proposed on the Tacker
        5. Infrastructure project: we want to try to bring up the infrastructure in simplex/duplex/duplex+ modes
        6. Network slicing basic use case did not finish right, so we want to finish that upon the lab progress – once we finish the lab getting all installed we want to finish that up.
        7. RICAPP project: the RC xApp is just using a basic handoff right now we want to see if we can extend that to slice level management
        8. Manasi Padhy: I just uploaded the final approved F release plan
        9. John Murray: I'd like to have some kind of table or something that represents what's working and not working. So this would allow each of the labs and other places who want to set up the system know what's able to do.
        10. Bin Yang: want to share our vision on the INF project: install the INF platform as O-Cloud and start integration of the O2 service to support the lifecycle management with SMO, and also want to see how other components, such as the RIC works on O-Cloud
        11. Mahesh Jethanandani: I also want to highlight the SMO integration, such as the one with O-DU-high which is still in working progress 
        12. Rittwik Jana: we can go after project by project to see some of them can register with SMO and then be brought up by SMO via the Helm chart.
        13. Manoop Talasila: can have a few binary with O1 compliance availabe by end of February, and will check and update at next TOC meeting about the E2 interface.
        14. Rittwik JanaE2AP v2.0 is not backward compatible. Some of the information on what spec version is being adopted is in the documentation page on a per project basis.
        15. Rittwik JanaOne thought: a lot of operators are asking for integration of NW and the RIC, also the enrichment information that is coming from outside of the RAN
      5. 1/12/22: David Kinsey: One focus in F release is for the SMO to be able to use the O-Cloud to deploy our products, but it's more of a Hello World type of example of deployment in F and it's really going to be like the G release where we're doing it for everything. In F the O-Cloud out of the INF project is more on the O2 interface and the pre-spec for the DMS.
        1. Rittwik Jana: Wind River has some sample implementation.
        2. David Kinsey: In F release there are 2 flavors of pre-sepc DMS: one on Kubernetes and one on the ETSI.
        3. Rittwik Jana: the coordination is important, and the SMO project needs to take the lead on such activities.
        4. Mahesh Jethanandani: we haven't received any request from Wind River about containerized solution. In the F release the plan is to bring in the O2 interface, instantiate and upgrade as Jack mentioned.
        5. David Kinsey: didn't have enough quorum from the end of the last year to make the RSAC call until this week. Wind River is devliering into the InF project but the SMO needs to integrate it to simplify the lab so we can get the SMO to launch through the lab, rather than to handle lab request for any resource change.
        6. John Murray: we need to push for it in F so we don't need to do it all in G. Need to pull in the life cycle management piece in F.
        7. David Kinsey: We have some contributions from VMWare on APP deployments; Tacker from DoCoMo for ETSI based deployments and Wind River, which is a bare Kubernetes deployment in parallel to the specifications. It's just like when we were doing A1 at the same time as they were developing that spec. This will help drive those specifications in O-RAN. 
        8. John Murray: we want to make sure that we're including support for cluster management, because the DUs are pushed out, towards the edge.
        9. David Kinsey : : :  going to start off with simplex where they can start with a vm initially rather than waiting for physical server. After that it's duplex so a 2 server cluster and then it's duplex Plus, which is a 3+ server cluster. Once we have those three, we will start looking at harvesting some of the resources we're using and can add them to the duplex plus cluster with cluster management possibly.
        10. Rittwik Jana : in my experience, the single node orchestration has become much more relevant, where the master and the worker nodes are physically situated at the south side. Lots of operators are realizing it just from a footprint standpoint, because sometimes the fan out scope is quite large so operators are moving towards single orchestration.
        11. John Murray : there's still work going on for the slicing?
        12. David Kinsey : The last time I did it on that front hall gateway for us to finish up the first round of slicing I think there are more slicing considerations in the O-DU for the F release as well.
      6. 1/19/22:
        1. Rittwik Jana: We've documented it in our RSAC meetings page. We discussed it last night again, all the different projects, with the exception of Simulator, NearRT RIC, and RICAPP projects, and that's what we will read out on February 8. A lot of the focus is on the SMO project, O1, O2. So maybe Thoralf Czichy  and Alex Stancu just reach out to us to say what exactly is happening for you in F release.
        2. Thoralf Czichy: The RSAC meeting minutes page only show 1/13 meeting.
        3. Rittwik Jana: There was one last night I don't think we updated it yet so we'll do that. If you look at the 13th it gives you a good idea of the various projects and what's happening, the interactions with O-Cloud etc.
        4. Thoralf Czichy: I will send you the list as we discussed yesterday at the bi-weekly project meeting.
        5. Sunil Singh: I will send you the list too.
        6. Rittwik Jana: I've been  hearing there's effort that may get kick started in O-RAN with regards to use case validation. They want to specify to the extent of how much a use case has been validated. Take traffic steering, for example, you cannot validate all the knobs the inputs and outputs of the of the traffic steering use case but, to a certain extent they want to come up with the test specification from a use case viewpoint, not from a protocol compliance viewpoint. For the RICAPP project and NonRT RIC project as we work on these use cases, maybe we can have a table or something documented that look for traffic steering we've done that might actually help explain to people to what extent are these use cases validated. And if you want to take to the next step, then you have to get into large scale simulations embedded with the RAN controllers.
        7. John Murray: Right in some cases we're a little more focused on components and component interoperability, then the large scale systems. One of the things is trying to find out how best to have a subset of what they're doing line up with what applies to us. The other thing is that all the use cases shouldn't be only around O-RAN functionality, there should be some enabler use cases. Maybe we can talk about how to leverage some of the open interfaces as part of a use case validation and that's kind of like validate the peer to peer interoperability. Particularly we can look at the O1, O2, E2, and R1 interfaces that if they have some use cases around. If we validated them and other people who were building commercial products to those same interfaces, this is a subset of validation use cases that could be used to help drive that interoperability capability.
        8. Tracy Van Brakle: I think that this around multi year roadmap attempts to address is use case validation across multiple O-RAN trains and OSC releases potentially. If you look at the draft roadmap you'll see phase 1/2/3. Without use case validation Phase 1/2/3 are not meaningful (in other words, must be clear about what is in Phase 2 that is not in Phase 1, and so on). OTICs may be appropriate testbeds for some of this use case validation. This is one reason for example why we're having TIFG voted almost unanimously to have not one, but two plug fests specifically for use case validation in conjunction with O-RAN trains and OSC releases.
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
      3. 1/12/22: 
        1. John Murray : Mahesh Jethanandani have you worked out all the issues to access the lab?
        2. Mahesh Jethanandani : yes both issues with VPN and VM access are still there. To work with David Kinseyto resolve the issue.
      4. 1/19/22: 
        1. Mahesh Jethanandani: For the lab access, I think we had sent it out a couple of months ago, but I don't know David if you still have that information.
        2. John Murray: you can at least take that offline this week and try to get that resolved.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 1/12/22: Trishan de Lanerolle: CLAs on hold as it still doesn't have the language. budget approved so can close on the 2022 budget.
      2. John Murray: getting the schdule up for the upcoming releases so at least we have something to track towards the release at the end of June.
      3. David Kinsey: make sure we can have a read out of the pipeline for F release by virtual face to face in February.
      4. John MurrayJames Li do you have anything as part of integration tests that we want to start highlighting at this point in the process? Typically this may include some of the tooling, software testing coverage levels, etc. on each of the projects, that we want the teams to make progress on, we should highlight them.
      5. James Li: can start to share with what the RIC platform and RICAPP projects currently have, and may need input from other PTLs.
      6. John Murray: Start to build a table and pick some from one or more mature projects to fill in the table. Get up to date on it and see where we're at and how we can advance them.
      7. John Murray: All is good except SMO at 96% in CII badging. 
      8. Mahesh Jethanandani: One item, the dynamic code coverage, may take some time.
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now: running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For theSlicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. TOC vote on O-RAN SC software release E. → see point 9.a for details
  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2022 01 19

Recordingrecording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): James Li

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    X

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    X

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    X

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    XScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangXJackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by ... seconded by ... The motion is approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. 1/19/22 John Murray: I received an email from Intel requesting a new repo related to WG6 work and DPDK.Most of the Intel people don't make to the TOC meeting as it's too early for them on the West Coast. The request was for approval for a new repo that would be used to store the DPDK Dev head files that was decided by WG6. The O-RAN AAL specification can then reference this repo and version. From the previous email exchange I was supposed to receive more information from Niall Power or Luis Farias but I haven't double checked with them.
    2. John Paul Lane : It would be good to have them clarify on the request. also the licensing model we talked previously might need some changes to the Charter.
    3. John Murray : If DPDK is principally required by O-DU-low, and the Infrastructure project, I hate to create repos that are just dangling with not associated with any project and, at the same time I hate to create a whole project with for two header files.
    4. Trishan de Lanerolle : One consideration here is, depending on the ask from WG6 is the keeping it in sync with the upstream DPDK and whether you're keeping it with the lts release or the current release when it's deployed with the projects.
    5. John Murray : Let's park it for the next meeting until we can get a little more information.
    6. Jinri Huang : Since the topic is on the table for a long time, we need to close it as soon as possible. We can encourage Intel to kick off a discussion on the TOC mailing list, or arrange for a special meeting just for this topic.
    7. John Murray : I'll respond to them in an email with these feedback.
    8. John Paul Lane : Is that a correct understanding that this is purely a stage 3 specification WG6 looks to push to DPDK? We don't need to build test cases and test harnesses around it then.
    9. John Murray : That's my understanding.
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
      5. No update on 12/15/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    2. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
    3. 1/19/22:
      1. John MurrayTrishan de Lanerolle, did Stefan ever send you the CLA?
      2. Trishan de Lanerolle: no yet.
      3. John Murray: I think that's one of the things that's holding us up. I'll try to reach out to Stefan and and others to get this back moving and see if we can get this resolved here. There's a couple moving pieces here that would have to get resolved, but nothing new right now.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    2. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR for release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other PR instead of consecutively.
    3. 12/15/21
      1. Rittwik and David Kinsey will sync with Jinri about release overview
      2. Our PR is likely to be published together in O-RAN Alliance 2021 summary and possibly other pieces. 
    4. 1/5/22:
      1. PR release for E: people should be working with Jinri on that. Per Jinri's email sent before the TOC meeting: "I got the input from SMO, near-RT RIC platform, INF, O-DU-HIGH, and SIM. For those PTLs (xAPP, NRT RIC, O-CU-LOW) who have not sent me the content, please do this ASAP. "
    5. 1/12/22:
      1. PR release for E: Jinri Huanghas the draft and will send to the mailing list. There wasn't enough time at the last week's EC meeting to discuss the PR. In addition to the PR, will write a blog based on the input from PTLs with rich content. This is not so urgent so Jinri Huangwill have this by the next meeting.
      2. Jinri Huang: received quote request from LF, HCL, Highstreet and Windriver.
      3. Thoralf Czichy: will forward to you again. It was sent a couple weeks ago.
    6. 1/19/22: 
      1. Jinri Huang: The E release PR was sent to EC for discussion but no conclusion yet. There was one question from Hank regarding the quote that I just send John Murrayan email on Monday. For the blog posts I haven't received any input from O-DU-low and OAM projects.
      2. Martin Skorupski: I sent in December but it doesn't pop up in the discussion.
      3. John Murray: anything on the virtual face to face that we need to be planning for?
      4. Rittwik Jana: I think we need one hour. It can start on Feb 8th after the Chinese New Year holiday or the 9th it could be okay.
      5. John Murray: It's great to have time where we tell them what we think. What's the process to see if anyone there has input for us?
      6. David Kinsey: Like the MVPC?
      7. Rittwik Jana: The MVP provides guidance to features on projects that are coming up, but also I think, when we draft the F release and the G release requirements, we hear from people who are attending different working groups -- essentially that's our intake. We don't do things just because we want to do it, we do it because things are coming up in the MVP and things are also getting surfaced in different working groups. Timely topics that may be getting in as pre standard, and then we work it in the pre standard mode and by the time we finished the job here, the standard is already there in first draft version. I think it kind of happens implicitly. But sometimes it's directly back, like the CRD discussion that we're going on right now.
      8. John Murray: I just want to make sure that the invite is open enough to the broader community so someone has something they can bring it to us, not just show up and hear what we have to say.
      9. Tracy Van Brakle: Just one thing to add: the MVP committee is now moving closer to a more formalized release management to manage multiple releases out, I think it goes out to two years. I don't know if this group has seen around release 002 yet. Would this be of interest to the group?
      10. Rittwik JanaWe should socialize.
      11. Tracy Van Brakle: I know this is going to be discussed in more than one session during the upcoming virtual face to face. OSC said we need more rigorous release management and we recognize that many of the features functionality that operators want traverse multiple releases. The link to (draft) O-RAN multi-release roadmap can be found here.
      12. John Murray: I think it's important that eventually each of the projects we need to track to the specification releases, so that when people use a particular release of software they know what capabilities are included in that. For example, the older E2 specification to the new one, and it was not backward compatible so it needs to be documented clearly. We'll have to continue to work on and update our processes as it is important to make sure we communicate clearly where each of the project software is relative to the specifications that are published.
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline / maintanance release:
      1. James Lisent out an email to TOC mailing list regarding E release status before new year. Near-RT RIC, NonRTRIC, O-DU-High, OAM, RICAPP and Simulation projects have their docker image list published. SMO is working on the image list, and an IT ticket IT-23440 was created. In RICAPP, the bouncer and RC xApps have problem with Jenkins jobs and therefore the final docker image is not ready. Documentations are pretty much done. Action pointJames Lisends an email to Mahesh Jethanandan and CC to Trishan de Lanerolle , John Murray and Jinri Huang regarding the issue.
      2. Manasi Padhy : are ready for the maintenance release but are waiting for other projects.
      3. John Murray : let's carry that conversation into next week and and get input from others and see if there's any other.
      4. 1/12/22 John Murray: by now all the branches should be in place, and there should be at least some introductory documentation for people to know where to find the release software
        1. James Li: yes, under each project there's a link pointing to the published docker image list, as well as how to get the source code.
        2. Action Point: James Li to update the "O-RAN Software Community" page about the delivery of the E release.
        3. John Murraylooks like the only thing in the maintenance release is the O-DU-high. Manasi Padhyto update the section to indicate what's available in the maintenance release.
      5. 1/19/22:
        1. John MurrayManasi Padhy Did you completed the updated code that would be part of the maintenance release?
        2. Manasi Padhy: yes, we did update the maintenance release on the daily spaces.
        3. John MurrayJames Li is there anything else to do as part of updating the documentation or anything to make sure people know that there is an incremental maintenance release for the E release?
        4. James Li:  I can refer to to the past ones so maybe just update the corresponding release page. When is the deadline for the maintenance release?
        5. John Murray: It's the end of January. I don't think anyone else had said they had anything to add to the maintenance release at this time. So we'll just update that there's an incremental update in the O-DU-high and will turn our focus then to the F release unless anyone has any other thing they would like to raise at this time.
        6. John Keeney: I just want to comment on the maintenance release: to verify the O-DU-high with SMO, we can extend the rApp that we have for the slice assurance use case. And we already have one that works towards the ONAP connector with simulator. I imagine some change will be needed so we will try to get it working for the maintenance release if we can. It's most integration challenge rather than code challenge. Maybe as a stretch for the maintenance release if we can get it done. Otherwise it goes into the F release. 
        7. John Murray: will it be a new branch?
        8. John Keeney: no, it's just a version number change.
        9. John MurrayJames Limake sure everything has the right version number.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
      2. 1/12/22:
        1.  David Kinsey: we have the IXR in place but is working with Nokia to configure it. Once the grandmaster clock is connected and the link path established between O-DU and O-RU, and SMO and O-RU, there would be pairwise testing with the O-DU and the O-RU, once that proves out then we can see if we it's able to do a full attach to the core through the entire stack. 
        2. John Murray: when will this be done?
        3. David Kinsey: try to establish it during the maintenance release timeframe.
        4. Manasi Padhy: I have a question about how the grandmaster is connected and configured?
        5. David Kinsey: It's connected to the IXR and it's just that we don't have the configuration that the IXR to use that clock and provide the S plane to both the O-RU and O-DU. Internally AT&T uses the IXR for such capacity so we know there can be the O-DU to O-RU connectivity through an IXR device.
        6. James Li: Prof. Ray's student is drafting a paper about the 3 OSC labs and Invited David Kinseyand me to provide status on each of our labs.
      3. 1/19/22:
        1. John MurrayDavid Kinseywhat's the status on the lab?
        2. David Kinsey: we are still waiting for feedback from Nokia on the configuration of the IXR.
        3. John Murray: who's working with Nokia?
        4. David Kinsey: I reached out to Ramsay and Ramsay was going to get with experts on this. Rich is also in the loop.
        5. John Murray: it's been a long time and we need to bring it to a close.
        6. Tracy Van Brakle : Who's acting as scribe make sure to add the link to the notes. Because this has been initiated because of suggestions and requests from this group. So we absolutely want strong feedback. Because the notion is that the release management isn't going to be exactly the way it happens in other Linux foundation networking projects, but we consider specifications and, in some cases pre specifications as requirements and then we'd look to this group to help figure out how to phase the delivery across how many releases it might take.
        7. John Murray : Good point there. I think this is a topic that somebody needs to spend a little more time thinking about and working on. Is there someone from the TOC who's willing to spend a little extra time working on this topic so that we can document how we want to do this with the process?
        8. Tracy Van Brakle : Are you looking for a TOC voting Member? Hopefully someone will raise his hand and I'd be happy to help connect the dots. Rittwik Jana , since you're already a frequent participant with MVP Committee, maybe you could help complete feedback loop.
        9. Rittwik Jana : yes, we can bring it up to the MVP Committee.
        10. John Murray : thank you both for stepping up.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalities that are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
      2. 1/5/22: Rittwik JanaRSAC didn't discuss on the Super Blueprint yet.
      3. 1/12/22: David KinseyI haven't received any request regarding the F release on the Super Blueprint.
    4. "F" Release:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
      3. 12/15/21: Planning discussion
        1. There are multiple smaller contributions planned for F release.
        2. NTT Docomo proposes to leverage Tacker OpenStack as upstream project for O2 implementation in SMO project but there is also WindRiver contribution on O2 so alignment will be needed in F release planning.
        3. Testing of Slicing E2E should be one of the goals of OSC Lab in release F to validate work done in E.
      4. 1/5/22: Rittwik Janaplanning discussions:
        1. David Kinseyis tryig to harness the OTF to do a lot of integration testing
        2. O-DU-high will carry over some work items left over from E
        3. NonRT-RIC: rApp onboarding and deployment
        4. NTT Docomo proposed on the Tacker
        5. Infrastructure project: we want to try to bring up the infrastructure in simplex/duplex/duplex+ modes
        6. Network slicing basic use case did not finish right, so we want to finish that upon the lab progress – once we finish the lab getting all installed we want to finish that up.
        7. RICAPP project: the RC xApp is just using a basic handoff right now we want to see if we can extend that to slice level management
        8. Manasi Padhy: I just uploaded the final approved F release plan
        9. John Murray: I'd like to have some kind of table or something that represents what's working and not working. So this would allow each of the labs and other places who want to set up the system know what's able to do.
        10. Bin Yang: want to share our vision on the INF project: install the INF platform as O-Cloud and start integration of the O2 service to support the lifecycle management with SMO, and also want to see how other components, such as the RIC works on O-Cloud
        11. Mahesh Jethanandani: I also want to highlight the SMO integration, such as the one with O-DU-high which is still in working progress 
        12. Rittwik Jana: we can go after project by project to see some of them can register with SMO and then be brought up by SMO via the Helm chart.
        13. Manoop Talasila: can have a few binary with O1 compliance availabe by end of February, and will check and update at next TOC meeting about the E2 interface.
        14. Rittwik JanaE2AP v2.0 is not backward compatible. Some of the information on what spec version is being adopted is in the documentation page on a per project basis.
        15. Rittwik JanaOne thought: a lot of operators are asking for integration of NW and the RIC, also the enrichment information that is coming from outside of the RAN
      5. 1/12/22: David Kinsey: One focus in F release is for the SMO to be able to use the O-Cloud to deploy our products, but it's more of a Hello World type of example of deployment in F and it's really going to be like the G release where we're doing it for everything. In F the O-Cloud out of the INF project is more on the O2 interface and the pre-spec for the DMS.
        1. Rittwik Jana: Wind River has some sample implementation.
        2. David Kinsey: In F release there are 2 flavors of pre-sepc DMS: one on Kubernetes and one on the ETSI.
        3. Rittwik Jana: the coordination is important, and the SMO project needs to take the lead on such activities.
        4. Mahesh Jethanandani: we haven't received any request from Wind River about containerized solution. In the F release the plan is to bring in the O2 interface, instantiate and upgrade as Jack mentioned.
        5. David Kinsey: didn't have enough quorum from the end of the last year to make the RSAC call until this week. Wind River is devliering into the InF project but the SMO needs to integrate it to simplify the lab so we can get the SMO to launch through the lab, rather than to handle lab request for any resource change.
        6. John Murray: we need to push for it in F so we don't need to do it all in G. Need to pull in the life cycle management piece in F.
        7. David Kinsey: We have some contributions from VMWare on APP deployments; Tacker from DoCoMo for ETSI based deployments and Wind River, which is a bare Kubernetes deployment in parallel to the specifications. It's just like when we were doing A1 at the same time as they were developing that spec. This will help drive those specifications in O-RAN. 
        8. John Murray: we want to make sure that we're including support for cluster management, because the DUs are pushed out, towards the edge.
        9. David Kinsey : : :  going to start off with simplex where they can start with a vm initially rather than waiting for physical server. After that it's duplex so a 2 server cluster and then it's duplex Plus, which is a 3+ server cluster. Once we have those three, we will start looking at harvesting some of the resources we're using and can add them to the duplex plus cluster with cluster management possibly.
        10. Rittwik Jana : in my experience, the single node orchestration has become much more relevant, where the master and the worker nodes are physically situated at the south side. Lots of operators are realizing it just from a footprint standpoint, because sometimes the fan out scope is quite large so operators are moving towards single orchestration.
        11. John Murray : there's still work going on for the slicing?
        12. David Kinsey : The last time I did it on that front hall gateway for us to finish up the first round of slicing I think there are more slicing considerations in the O-DU for the F release as well.
      6. 1/19/22:
        1. Rittwik Jana: We've documented it in our RSAC meetings page. We discussed it last night again, all the different projects, with the exception of Simulator, NearRT RIC, and RICAPP projects, and that's what we will read out on February 8. A lot of the focus is on the SMO project, O1, O2. So maybe Thoralf Czichy  and Alex Stancu just reach out to us to say what exactly is happening for you in F release.
        2. Thoralf Czichy: The RSAC meeting minutes page only show 1/13 meeting.
        3. Rittwik Jana: There was one last night I don't think we updated it yet so we'll do that. If you look at the 13th it gives you a good idea of the various projects and what's happening, the interactions with O-Cloud etc.
        4. Thoralf Czichy: I will send you the list as we discussed yesterday at the bi-weekly project meeting.
        5. Sunil Singh: I will send you the list too.
        6. Rittwik Jana: I've been  hearing there's effort that may get kick started in O-RAN with regards to use case validation. They want to specify to the extent of how much a use case has been validated. Take traffic steering, for example, you cannot validate all the knobs the inputs and outputs of the of the traffic steering use case but, to a certain extent they want to come up with the test specification from a use case viewpoint, not from a protocol compliance viewpoint. For the RICAPP project and NonRT RIC project as we work on these use cases, maybe we can have a table or something documented that look for traffic steering we've done that might actually help explain to people to what extent are these use cases validated. And if you want to take to the next step, then you have to get into large scale simulations embedded with the RAN controllers.
        7. John Murray: Right in some cases we're a little more focused on components and component interoperability, then the large scale systems. One of the things is trying to find out how best to have a subset of what they're doing line up with what applies to us. The other thing is that all the use cases shouldn't be only around O-RAN functionality, there should be some enabler use cases. Maybe we can talk about how to leverage some of the open interfaces as part of a use case validation and that's kind of like validate the peer to peer interoperability. Particularly we can look at the O1, O2, E2, and R1 interfaces that if they have some use cases around. If we validated them and other people who were building commercial products to those same interfaces, this is a subset of validation use cases that could be used to help drive that interoperability capability.
        8. Tracy Van Brakle: I think that this around multi year roadmap attempts to address is use case validation across multiple O-RAN trains and OSC releases potentially. If you look at the draft roadmap you'll see phase 1/2/3. Without use case validation Phase 1/2/3 are not meaningful (in other words, must be clear about what is in Phase 2 that is not in Phase 1, and so on). OTICs may be appropriate testbeds for some of this use case validation. This is one reason for example why we're having TIFG voted almost unanimously to have not one, but two plug fests specifically for use case validation in conjunction with O-RAN trains and OSC releases.
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
      3. 1/12/22: 
        1. John Murray : Mahesh Jethanandani have you worked out all the issues to access the lab?
        2. Mahesh Jethanandani : yes both issues with VPN and VM access are still there. To work with David Kinseyto resolve the issue.
      4. 1/19/22: 
        1. Mahesh Jethanandani: For the lab access, I think we had sent it out a couple of months ago, but I don't know David if you still have that information.
        2. John Murray: you can at least take that offline this week and try to get that resolved.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 1/12/22: Trishan de Lanerolle: CLAs on hold as it still doesn't have the language. budget approved so can close on the 2022 budget.
      2. John Murray: getting the schdule up for the upcoming releases so at least we have something to track towards the release at the end of June.
      3. David Kinsey: make sure we can have a read out of the pipeline for F release by virtual face to face in February.
      4. John MurrayJames Li do you have anything as part of integration tests that we want to start highlighting at this point in the process? Typically this may include some of the tooling, software testing coverage levels, etc. on each of the projects, that we want the teams to make progress on, we should highlight them.
      5. James Li: can start to share with what the RIC platform and RICAPP projects currently have, and may need input from other PTLs.
      6. John Murray: Start to build a table and pick some from one or more mature projects to fill in the table. Get up to date on it and see where we're at and how we can advance them.
      7. John Murray: All is good except SMO at 96% in CII badging. 
      8. Mahesh Jethanandani: One item, the dynamic code coverage, may take some time.
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now: running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For theSlicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. TOC vote on O-RAN SC software release E. → see point 9.a for details
  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2022 01 12

Recording:recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): James Li

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    X

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    X

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    X

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    X

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf CzichyX

    Orange

    William Diego

    X

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi PadhyX

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    XScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangXJackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by James Li seconded by ... The motion is approved.
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
      5. No update on 12/15/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    2. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    2. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR for release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other PR instead of consecutively.
    3. 12/15/21
      1. Rittwik and David Kinsey will sync with Jinri about release overview
      2. Our PR is likely to be published together in O-RAN Alliance 2021 summary and possibly other pieces. 
    4. 1/5/22:
      1. PR release for E: people should be working with Jinri on that. Per Jinri's email sent before the TOC meeting: "I got the input from SMO, near-RT RIC platform, INF, O-DU-HIGH, and SIM. For those PTLs (xAPP, NRT RIC, O-CU-LOW) who have not sent me the content, please do this ASAP. "
    5. 1/12/22:
      1. PR release for E: Jinri Huanghas the draft and will send to the mailing list. There wasn't enough time at the last week's EC meeting to discuss the PR. In addition to the PR, will write a blog based on the input from PTLs with rich content. This is not so urgent so Jinri Huangwill have this by the next meeting.
      2. Jinri Huang: received quote request from LF, HCL, Highstreet and Windriver.
      3. Thoralf Czichy: will forward to you again. It was sent a couple weeks ago.
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline / maintanance release:
      1. James Lisent out an email to TOC mailing list regarding E release status before new year. Near-RT RIC, NonRTRIC, O-DU-High, OAM, RICAPP and Simulation projects have their docker image list published. SMO is working on the image list, and an IT ticket IT-23440 was created. In RICAPP, the bouncer and RC xApps have problem with Jenkins jobs and therefore the final docker image is not ready. Documentations are pretty much done. Action pointJames Lisends an email to Mahesh Jethanandan and CC to Trishan de Lanerolle , John Murray and Jinri Huang regarding the issue.
      2. Manasi Padhy : are ready for the maintenance release but are waiting for other projects.
      3. John Murray : let's carry that conversation into next week and and get input from others and see if there's any other.
      4. 1/12/22 John Murray: by now all the branches should be in place, and there should be at least some introductory documentation for people to know where to find the release software
        1. James Li: yes, under each project there's a link pointing to the published docker image list, as well as how to get the source code.
        2. Action Point: James Li to update the "O-RAN Software Community" page about the delivery of the E release.
        3. John Murraylooks like the only thing in the maintenance release is the O-DU-high. Manasi Padhyto update the section to indicate what's available in the maintenance release.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
      2. 1/12/22:
        1.  David Kinsey: we have the IXR in place but is working with Nokia to configure it. Once the grandmaster clock is connected and the link path established between O-DU and O-RU, and SMO and O-RU, there would be pairwise testing with the O-DU and the O-RU, once that proves out then we can see if we it's able to do a full attach to the core through the entire stack. 
        2. John Murray: when will this be done?
        3. David Kinsey: try to establish it during the maintenance release timeframe.
        4. Manasi Padhy: I have a question about how the grandmaster is connected and configured?
        5. David Kinsey: It's connected to the IXR and it's just that we don't have the configuration that the IXR to use that clock and provide the S plane to both the O-RU and O-DU. Internally AT&T uses the IXR for such capacity so we know there can be the O-DU to O-RU connectivity through an IXR device.
        6. James Li: Prof. Ray's student is drafting a paper about the 3 OSC labs and Invited David Kinseyand me to provide status on each of our labs.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalities that are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
      2. 1/5/22: Rittwik JanaRSAC didn't discuss on the Super Blueprint yet.
      3. 1/12/22: David KinseyI haven't received any request regarding the F release on the Super Blueprint.
    4. "F" Release:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
      3. 12/15/21: Planning discussion
        1. There are multiple smaller contributions planned for F release.
        2. NTT Docomo proposes to leverage Tacker OpenStack as upstream project for O2 implementation in SMO project but there is also WindRiver contribution on O2 so alignment will be needed in F release planning.
        3. Testing of Slicing E2E should be one of the goals of OSC Lab in release F to validate work done in E.
      4. 1/5/22: Rittwik Janaplanning discussions:
        1. David Kinseyis tryig to harness the OTF to do a lot of integration testing
        2. O-DU-high will carry over some work items left over from E
        3. NonRT-RIC: rApp onboarding and deployment
        4. NTT Docomo proposed on the Tacker
        5. Infrastructure project: we want to try to bring up the infrastructure in simplex/duplex/duplex+ modes
        6. Network slicing basic use case did not finish right, so we want to finish that upon the lab progress – once we finish the lab getting all installed we want to finish that up.
        7. RICAPP project: the RC xApp is just using a basic handoff right now we want to see if we can extend that to slice level management
        8. Manasi Padhy: I just uploaded the final approved F release plan
        9. John Murray: I'd like to have some kind of table or something that represents what's working and not working. So this would allow each of the labs and other places who want to set up the system know what's able to do.
        10. Bin Yang: want to share our vision on the INF project: install the INF platform as O-Cloud and start integration of the O2 service to support the lifecycle management with SMO, and also want to see how other components, such as the RIC works on O-Cloud
        11. Mahesh Jethanandani: I also want to highlight the SMO integration, such as the one with O-DU-high which is still in working progress 
        12. Rittwik Jana: we can go after project by project to see some of them can register with SMO and then be brought up by SMO via the Helm chart.
        13. Manoop Talasila: can have a few binary with O1 compliance availabe by end of February, and will check and update at next TOC meeting about the E2 interface.
        14. Rittwik JanaE2AP v2.0 is not backward compatible. Some of the information on what spec version is being adopted is in the documentation page on a per project basis.
        15. Rittwik JanaOne thought: a lot of operators are asking for integration of NW and the RIC, also the enrichment information that is coming from outside of the RAN
      5. 1/12/22: David Kinsey: One focus in F release is for the SMO to be able to use the O-Cloud to deploy our products, but it's more of a Hello World type of example of deployment in F and it's really going to be like the G release where we're doing it for everything. In F the O-Cloud out of the INF project is more on the O2 interface and the pre-spec for the DMS.
        1. Rittwik Jana: Wind River has some sample implementation.
        2. David Kinsey: In F release there are 2 flavors of pre-sepc DMS: one on Kubernetes and one on the ETSI.
        3. Rittwik Jana: the coordination is important, and the SMO project needs to take the lead on such activities.
        4. Mahesh Jethanandani: we haven't received any request from Wind River about containerized solution. In the F release the plan is to bring in the O2 interface, instantiate and upgrade as Jack mentioned.
        5. David Kinsey: didn't have enough quorum from the end of the last year to make the RSAC call until this week. Wind River is devliering into the InF project but the SMO needs to integrate it to simplify the lab so we can get the SMO to launch through the lab, rather than to handle lab request for any resource change.
        6. John Murray: we need to push for it in F so we don't need to do it all in G. Need to pull in the life cycle management piece in F.
        7. David Kinsey: We have some contributions from VMWare on APP deployments; Tacker from DoCoMo for ETSI based deployments and Wind River, which is a bare Kubernetes deployment in parallel to the specifications. It's just like when we were doing A1 at the same time as they were developing that spec. This will help drive those specifications in O-RAN. 
        8. John Murray: we want to make sure that we're including support for cluster management, because the DUs are pushed out, towards the edge.
        9. David Kinsey : : :  going to start off with simplex where they can start with a vm initially rather than waiting for physical server. After that it's duplex so a 2 server cluster and then it's duplex Plus, which is a 3+ server cluster. Once we have those three, we will start looking at harvesting some of the resources we're using and can add them to the duplex plus cluster with cluster management possibly.
        10. Rittwik Jana : in my experience, the single node orchestration has become much more relevant, where the master and the worker nodes are physically situated at the south side. Lots of operators are realizing it just from a footprint standpoint, because sometimes the fan out scope is quite large so operators are moving towards single orchestration.
        11. John Murray : there's still work going on for the slicing?
        12. David Kinsey : The last time I did it on that front hall gateway for us to finish up the first round of slicing I think there are more slicing considerations in the O-DU for the F release as well.
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
      3. 1/12/22: 
        1. John Murray : Mahesh Jethanandani have you worked out all the issues to access the lab?
        2. Mahesh Jethanandani : yes both issues with VPN and VM access are still there. To work with David Kinseyto resolve the issue.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 1/12/22: Trishan de Lanerolle: CLAs on hold as it still doesn't have the language. budget approved so can close on the 2022 budget.
      2. John Murray: getting the schdule up for the upcoming releases so at least we have something to track towards the release at the end of June.
      3. David Kinsey: make sure we can have a read out of the pipeline for F release by virtual face to face in February.
      4. John MurrayJames Li do you have anything as part of integration tests that we want to start highlighting at this point in the process? Typically this may include some of the tooling, software testing coverage levels, etc. on each of the projects, that we want the teams to make progress on, we should highlight them.
      5. James Li: can start to share with what the RIC platform and RICAPP projects currently have, and may need input from other PTLs.
      6. John Murray: Start to build a table and pick some from one or more mature projects to fill in the table. Get up to date on it and see where we're at and how we can advance them.
      7. John Murray: All is good except SMO at 96% in CII badging. 
      8. Mahesh Jethanandani: One item, the dynamic code coverage, may take some time.
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now: running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For theSlicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. TOC vote on O-RAN SC software release E. → see point 9.a for details
  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2022 01 05

Recording:recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): James Li

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by ... seconded by .... The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
      5. No update on 12/15/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    2. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    2. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR for release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other PR instead of consecutively.
    3. 12/15/21
      1. Rittwik and David Kinsey will sync with Jinri about release overview
      2. Our PR is likely to be published together in O-RAN Alliance 2021 summary and possibly other pieces. 
    4. 1/5/22:
      1. PR release for E: people should be working with Jinri on that. Per Jinri's email sent before the TOC meeting: "I got the input from SMO, near-RT RIC platform, INF, O-DU-HIGH, and SIM. For those PTLs (xAPP, NRT RIC, O-CU-LOW) who have not sent me the content, please do this ASAP. "
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline / maintanance release:
      1. James Lisent out an email to TOC mailing list regarding E release status before new year. Near-RT RIC, NonRTRIC, O-DU-High, OAM, RICAPP and Simulation projects have their docker image list published. SMO is working on the image list, and an IT ticket IT-23440 was created. In RICAPP, the bouncer and RC xApps have problem with Jenkins jobs and therefore the final docker image is not ready. Documentations are pretty much done. Action pointJames Lisends an email to Mahesh Jethanandan and CC to Trishan de Lanerolle , John Murray and Jinri Huang regarding the issue.
      2. Manasi Padhy : are ready for the maintenance release but are waiting for other projects.
      3. John Murray : let's carry that conversation into next week and and get input from others and see if there's any other.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalities that are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
      2. 1/5/22: Rittwik JanaRSAC didn't discuss on the Super Blueprint yet.
    4. "F" Release:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
      3. 12/15/21: Planning discussion
        1. There are multiple smaller contributions planned for F release.
        2. NTT Docomo proposes to leverage Tacker OpenStack as upstream project for O2 implementation in SMO project but there is also WindRiver contribution on O2 so alignment will be needed in F release planning.
        3. Testing of Slicing E2E should be one of the goals of OSC Lab in release F to validate work done in E.
      4. 1/5/22: Rittwik Janaplanning discussions:
        1. David Kinseyis tryig to harness the OTF to do a lot of integration testing
        2. O-DU-high will carry over some work items left over from E
        3. NonRT-RIC: rApp onboarding and deployment
        4. NTT Docomo proposed on the Tacker
        5. Infrastructure project: we want to try to bring up the infrastructure in simplex/duplex/duplex+ modes
        6. Network slicing basic use case did not finish right, so we want to finish that upon the lab progress – once we finish the lab getting all installed we want to finish that up.
        7. RICAPP project: the RC xApp is just using a basic handoff right now we want to see if we can extend that to slice level management
        8. Manasi Padhy: I just uploaded the final approved F release plan
        9. John Murray: I'd like to have some kind of table or something that represents what's working and not working. So this would allow each of the labs and other places who want to set up the system know what's able to do.
        10. Bin Yang: want to share our vision on the INF project: install the INF platform as O-Cloud and start integration of the O2 service to support the lifecycle management with SMO, and also want to see how other components, such as the RIC works on O-Cloud
        11. Mahesh Jethanandani: I also want to highlight the SMO integration, such as the one with O-DU-high which is still in working progress 
        12. Rittwik Jana: we can go after project by project to see some of them can register with SMO and then be brought up by SMO via the Helm chart.
        13. Manoop Talasila: can have a few binary with O1 compliance availabe by end of February, and will check and update at next TOC meeting about the E2 interface.
        14. Rittwik JanaE2AP v2.0 is not backward compatible. Some of the information on what spec version is being adopted is in the documentation page on a per project basis.
        15. Rittwik JanaOne thought: a lot of operators are asking for integration of NW and the RIC, also the enrichment information that is coming from outside of the RAN
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For the Slicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. TOC vote on O-RAN SC software release E. → see point 9.a for details
  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 12 15

Recordingtoc recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang x

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by David seconded by James The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
      5. No update on 12/15/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    2. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    2. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR for release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other PR instead of consecutively.
    3. 12/15/21
      1. Rittwik and David Kinsey will sync with Jinri about release overview
      2. Our PR is likely to be published together in O-RAN Alliance 2021 summary and possibly other pieces. 
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 12/08/21:
        1. James: No blockers for release. Working with PTL to follow on their progress and what can be worked for integration. Also working on release wiki page.
        2. Trishan: License scan was executed and PTLs received email with the results. There were only few medium level issues.
        3. James will follow up with PTL to resolve all the issues.
        4. Jack: Basic required steps for release:
          1. Resolve the license scan issues and update documentation.
          2. Branch e-release before TOC call on Dec 15th
          3. TOC release vote will happen on Dec 15th.
          4. Approx. week after vote release is publishes after process of packaging.
      2.  12/15/21:
        1. James: No outstanding issues from scan, monitoring the release processes from projects. 
        2. Agreement that James will not create single tarball file for the release E as it was not created for D release. There will be reference to container image list same as it was provided for D release.
        3. Jinri makes a motion to approve of release of O-RAN SC Release E. Seconded by David. The motion is approved.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalities that are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
      3. 12/15/21: Planning discusion
        1. There are multiple smaller contributions planned for F release.
        2. NTT Docomo proposes to leverage Tacker OpenStack as upstream project for O2 implementation in SMO project but there is also WindRiver contribution on O2 so alignment will be needed in F release planning.
        3. Testing of Slicing E2E should be one of the goals of OSC Lab in release F to validate work done in E.
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For the Slicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. One repo is branched. Second one waits for permition modification from LF. Code is ready for release otherwise.
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

        1. Repos are branched. Release images are ready. Small improvements of docs is ongoing.
      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

        1. Branching should be done by end of the week. The release page will note which apps have been updated in E release a which are obsolete.
      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. Ready to branch after aproval. Everything should be ready for release.
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)


        1. Code and docs are reade. Yet to update docker image page, will do after this meeting.
        2. Action Point: Manasi Padhy to check that ODULOW binary is compatible with E release.
          1. ODULOW binary will be ready with maintenance release. It should be fine as we plan to do the integration in that timeframe.
      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1. Everything is ready.
      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. Everything is ready. Docker images are available and code is branched.
      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Code is ready but we found issue in in generated ISO image. Fixed version will be available EoW.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. TOC vote on O-RAN SC software release E. → see point 9.a for details
  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 12 08

Recordingtoc recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini


    Scarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang x

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for TOC meeting approval: proposed by David Streibl seconded by John-Paul Lane. The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
      4. No update on  12/08/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 11/24/21:
      1. Jack: Meeting last week for agreed on the CLA structure (not closed yet). 
    2. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
    3. 12/08/21:
      1. Jack: Progress on CLA was made. Ongoing work on the processes.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/24/21:

      1. Thoralf Czichynext O-RAN meeting will be virtual and probably July 2022 meeting will be face to face.
      2. Jack, Jinri and others should meet to prioritise topics for next release, time slots will be proposed for those discussions.
    2. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting of 2021 will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
    3. 12/08/21: 
      1. PR pro release E:
        1. Action point:  Jinri asks PTLs to provide quote and highlight of 2-3 new features or improvements in their project.
        2. Tracy: This year's joined O-RAN/TIP Plugfest used release E software. PR message should be aligned. Link to release D PR message.
        3. Please contact Jinri if your company is interested in providing quote. There is process to balance the quotes and include quotes from one company in every other release PR instead of consecutively.
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year. 
      2. 11/17/21 - Jack: At this window of time the code should be principally freezing with the exception of bug fixes and functionality.
      3. 12/01/21:
        1. First security scan will be executed tomorrow 2nd Dec. Branching need to ocure after sec. scan is passed by repository but before vote that is planned for 15th Dec. Additional security scan can be executed if needed.
        2. Vote on E release will happen on 15th Dec. We need to be ready by then with branches.
      4. 12/08/21:
        1. James: No blockers for release. Working with PTL to follow on their progress and what can be worked for integration. Also working on release wiki page.
        2. Trishan: License scan was executed and PTLs received email with the results. There were only few medium level issues.
        3. James will follow up with PTL to resolve all the issues.
        4. Jack: Basic required steps for release:
          1. Resolve the license scan issues and update documentation.
          2. Branch e-release before TOC call on Dec 15th
          3. TOC release vote will happen on Dec 15th.
          4. Approx. week after vote release is publishes after process of packaging.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalitiesthat are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
    5. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. John Murray : Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

      1. Update on 11/24/21: 
        1.  Rittwik Jana use case for F release - (1) APP package CRD descriptor (link with WG10), implement a pre-spec of this. (2) Slice use case will also continue for F release. The complition of O2 will be for F release.
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For the Slicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. Feature commits are complete. Working on documentation. We should be ready.
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC)

        1. Finishing documentation. Branching will happen in couple of days. Will check license scan results. 
      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP)

        1. Matti: All code is committed. Documentation should be ready by next Wednesday.
      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. All the container images were created, tested the basic things. We plena demo on Dec 21st that also partially documents the release.
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. Started documentation. Waiting for feedback on O1 integration and then we can branch.
        2. Action Point: Manasi Padhy to check that ODULOW binary is compatible with E release.
      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW)

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1. Need t check scan results and then we will be ready for branching.
      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. We are ready. Just finishing SIM usage wiki page and documentation.
      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Checked license scan report and confirmed with Trishan and Jeff that no further actions are required. All the code is merged including in StarlingX. Started updating released notes and dev. guide. 
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  11. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  12. Planning for Next Meeting
  13. Any Other Business (AOB)

  14. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 12 01 

Recordingzoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): David Streibl

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang x

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for November 24th TOC meeting approval: proposed by David Streibl seconded by Jinri Huang. The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

  6. AAL project
    1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
    2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
      1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
      2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
      3. No update on  12/01/21.
  7. Copyright update
    1. 11/24/21:
      1. Jack: Meeting last week for agreed on the CLA structure (not closed yet). 
    2. 12/01/21:
      1. Jinri: What is the status of defining the  process for moving eg. YANG files under SCCL license. There was also question if OSC charter needs update to reflect SCCL.
      2. Jack: I am working on writing the process description but it needs further work on streamlining of the process and automation. Only O-RAN SCP charter controlled by O-RAN will need update and there is ongoing discussion with legal team.
  8. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/24/21:

      1. Thoralf Czichynext O-RAN meeting will be virtual and probably July 2022 meeting will be face to face.
      2. Jack, Jinri and others should meet to prioritise topics for next release, time slots will be proposed for those discussions.
    2. 12/01/21:
      1. Jirni: There will be no physical O-RAN F2F meeting in Feb 21. If it happens as virtual meeting is not decided yet. 
      2. Jirni: Most of the new specs targeting November train are under review of O-RAN TSC.
      3. Jirni: There is to be confirmed plan to have 2 PRs. First one will be about plug-fest. Second one that will include OSC release E and other 2021 achievements is now planned for Jan 22.
      4. Jack: Last TOC meeting will happen on 15th Dec and then we will resume on 5th Jan.
  9. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year. 
      2. 11/17/21 - Jack: At this window of time the code should be principally freezing with the exception of bug fixes and functionality.
      3. 12/01/21:
        1. First security scan will be executed tomorrow 2nd Dec. Branching need to ocure after sec. scan is passed by repository but before vote that is planned for 15th Dec. Additional security scan can be executed if needed.
        2. Vote on E release will happen on 15th Dec. We need to be ready by then with branches.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalitiesthat are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
  10. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee 

      1. Update on 11/24/21: 
        1.  Rittwik Jana use case for F release - (1) APP package CRD descriptor (link with WG10), implement a pre-spec of this. (2) Slice use case will also continue for F release. The complition of O2 will be for F release.
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For the Slicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validation. Jackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
      2. Update on 12/01/21:
        1. E2E slicing use-case cannot be executed fully but we are progressing. Should be functional in F release.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. SMO project is in process for committing, bug-fixing. Close to ready to branch. Will investigate if CII Badge is possible in E release.
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

        1. We are ready to branch after scan. Currently working on O-DU slicing use-case. There will be multiple version of the use-case as there are 2 types of VES and 2 controllers and 3 approaches to rApp implementation. Other project are not consuming our APIs so we can continue right until branch.
      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

        1. We are reviewing and verifiyng the xApps.
      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. Couple of items to commit are aiming for December 7th. After that there will be only bug-fixes committed. We still need to fill in wiki with generated containers over next few days.
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1. We are ready for the scan. Had couple of demos using different APIs from 3GPP and OSC hello world API. We identified issue in OpenDaylight netconf client but there is possible workaround.
      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. We are ready for the brancing and the scan.
      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. We are in bug-fixing stage, there are still several issues we need to fix. It should be OK to scan and then late branch.
        2. Jack Murray: There is a lot of new INF code so there is possibility to also use maintenance release that usually happens month after main release.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

    1. Meeting Schedule for next year
    2. New Release PR
  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

    1. Access to the lab, raised by Mahesh Jethanandani
      1. Mahesh: SMO and ODU high have different access levels to the lab and VMs.
      2. Jack: Please send me the e-mail with details and I will help with the access to the lab. Access to the VMs is more dependent on each project but we can work on that.
  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 11 24 

Recording: zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego Maza

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for  TOC meeting approval: proposed by William Diego Maza  seconded by David Streibl   . The motion is approved
    2. David Streiblscribe for december
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
        1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 11/24/21.
  6. Copyright update
    1. 11/17/21: 
      1. Jack: There is an other meeting this afternoon with the legal team working on the CLA and update of charter to allow the SCCL license to be manage as part of those projects.
    2. 11/24/21:
      1. Jack: Meeting last week for agreed on the CLA structure (not closed yet). 
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/17/21: Jinri Huang

      1. O-RAN alliance specification work is ongoing to reach november train.
      2. Format of next O-RAN F2F meeting is not decided yet.
    2. 11/24/21:
      1. Thoralf Czichynext O-RAN meeting will be virtual and probably July 2022 meeting will be face to face.
      2. Jack, Jinri and others should meet to prioritise topics for next release, time slots will be proposed for those discussions.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year. 
      2. 11/17/21 - Jack: At this window of time the code should be principally freezing with the exception of bug fixes and functionality.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Prof Ray's student will update wiki to document the networks/what they have done today.(11/10/21 James Liis in contact and supporting them.)
      2. 11/10/21: Rittwik Jana Prof Ray's student is asking for some help (Manasi Padhy ) to deal with MAC scheduler (extract scheduler functionalities from ODU). We can start some discussons about it in F release (scheduler assitance as a service model)
      3. 11/24/21 : Manasi Padhy initial configurations (TDD specs) is ongoing. 
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalitiesthat are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee Rittwik Jana

      1. Update on 11/17/21: 

        1. Rittwik Jana Regarding Test & Integraytion, someone who is not affiliated with any company what would like to help and provide some integration testing to James
        2. Jack: how is LF handle individual contributors, there is a policy? Trishan de Lanerolle It's an open project so contributions from individua are fine and have same process of any other contributors (review, approval), just lets us (LF) know.
        3. Rittwik Jana In this case this personwanted access to the New Jersey lab for that it's needed company name, profesional email, phone that he didn't have. Trishan de Lanerolle for project is different, and for lab is different. Jack: let's take it offline and talk about it (David Kinsey)
        4. Rittwik Janaregarding F release we need a kind of a theme to attach ourselves, for E rel. was network slicing. For F rel. could be production ready and hardeing of our code. Jack: F rel. will attempt to be the first full release and not all the componets have the same maturity. Rittwik: Maybe we will just add on to slicing and make it more mature.
        5.  James Li  David Kinsey O2 interface integration with SMO integration test. Jackie Huang A small part of O2 interface as an MVP wil be ready for the end of this month.  (Will be part of the RSAC agenda for next Tuesday).
      2. Update on 11/24/21: 
        1.  Rittwik Jana use case for F release - (1) APP package CRD descriptor (link with WG10), implement a pre-spec of this. (2) Slice use case will also continue for F release. The complition of O2 will be for F release.
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/17/21:
        1. Rittwik JanaPTP get setup, lab is ready to test maybe a few things of E release and maintenace 
        2. Jack: Fronthaul gateway cable is missing (supply problem)
        3. James Li : Jackie Huang is requesting OSC lab access VPN and VM. David Kinsey : contact me providing name, mail, phone and company. Jack: need to updated wiki with this new info and new contact.
      2. Update on 11/24/21 Rittwik Jana :
        1. Lab is now running, all equipements are there, cables have been delivered last week. Next week, if we can get all PTP running, then the work can continue.
        2. For the Slicing UCs we need some of this preliminary work, but december seems to be short. 
        3. O2 pre-spec implementation is available (James Li), tests could be scheduled on december - E release. Bin Yang wanted a server that he can stand up in the OC lab to do this O2 validationJackie Huang An email was send with hardware requirements.
        4. James Liis documented on the wiki that's going on with the New Jersey lab, the Taiwan lab and also I think CMCC want to send that set up a lab in the West Coast.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 11 17

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego Maza 

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for  TOC meeting approval: proposed by William Diego Maza, seconded by John Paul Lane . The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Budget summary for 2022 Trishan de Lanerolle
      1. Summary of 2021 accomplishments: Rel. D and Rel. E, SCCL license, F Rel. planning
      2. Planning for 2022: Technical priorities, alignment with other SDO/OSS, LF support
      3. 2022 budgest allocation: Dev. support 50.08% , Prog Mgmt + operations 21.6% , G&A 6.3%, Marketing support 8.9%, events 6.6%, legal 5.8%
    2. Thoralf Czichy 2021-11-12: Note that on the near-RT RIC side we are now planning to set up Jenkins jobs for automatic creation of ARM64 container images and libraries into Nexus and packagecloud (similar as done for x86). I understand LF supports also other projects (outside of OSC) in such work. We now moved the discussion under IT-23251 (LF support). This is supported by Kiel and Victor. Unfortunately I (Thoralf) can't participate in the 2021-11-17 meeting, but any further information needed, please send a e-mail or we discuss this in the 2021-11-24 TOC meeting.
      1. Trishan de Lanerolle: on the LF side we have ARM based servers at the DC build it, so we are going to bring a couple of those (already done for ONAP and other couple projects). Work in progress which could be completed for the next release.
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
        1. Update on 11/17/21 : Trishan de Lanerolle we can put an exception clause for introduce a new license (BSD), this will be done in coordination with WG6.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 11/17/21.
  6. Copyright update
    1. 11/03/21:
      1. Jack SSCL update : A meeting with legal team will held today. Some questions as who will be the PTL, what project will put it under this repo and also questions related to the project charter that has to be updated and then voted.
      2. Jinri : a meeting will be organised in the context of OSFG to have further discussion about SCCL for O-RAN Alliance side (Nov. 11 at 9-10PM Beijing time = 8-19AM EST = 2-3PM CET). Jinri invite the community to subscribe at the OSFG mailing list. → https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/609
    2. 11/10/21: 
      1. CLA for SCCL meeting later today, more information on next session.
      2. July train publication for O-RAN specs, 24th november?
    3. 11/17/21: 
      1. Jack: There is an other meeting this afternoon with the legal team working on the CLA and update of charter to allow the SCCL license to be manage as part of those projects.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/10/21:

      1. Thoralf Czichy new E2 API 2.0 spec (July train) should be supported for next release, does something planned to support new version on on other sub-project (e.g. O-DU side)? Manasi Padhy we (O-DU) can plan to support E2 API 2.0 pour F release.

      2. xApps are not impacted by the E2 API 2.0 version.

      3. Thoralf Czichy platform is indepedent of service models so no impacted by new version of PMs.

    2. 11/17/21: Jinri Huang
      1. O-RAN alliance specification work is ongoing to reach november train.
      2. Format of next O-RAN F2F meeting is not decided yet.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year. 
      2. 11/17/21 - Jack: At this window of time the code should be principally freezing with the exception of bug fixes and functionality.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Prof Ray's student will update wiki to document the networks/what they have done today.(11/10/21 James Liis in contact and supporting them.)
      2. 11/10/21: Rittwik Jana Prof Ray's student is asking for some help (Manasi Padhy ) to deal with MAC scheduler (extract scheduler functionalities from ODU). We can start some discussons about it in F release (scheduler assitance as a service model)
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalitiesthat are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee Rittwik Jana

      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Suggest Jack reach out to Rich

      2. 11/10/21: Rittwik Jana
        1. RSAC for F release is still going on, assuming network slicing will not get fully completed for E release some backlog items like having the test done via the OTF might move to F release.
        2. We are also talking about use case for CRD and application  packaging (WG10), it's an open forum to support/propose use cases.
        3. Jack: the real question is what do we want to emphasize for next 2 releases (F and G)? guidance from whole community is expected on that.
        4. James LiINF project mentioned that E release are 3 deployments scenarios to be tested and plan to work with other projects to run on top of the platform that could be part of future integration tests effort.
      3. Update on 11/17/21: 
        1. Rittwik Jana Regarding Test & Integraytion, someone who is not affiliated with any company what would like to help and provide some integration testing to James
        2. Jack: how is LF handle individual contributors, there is a policy? Trishan de Lanerolle It's an open project so contributions from individua are fine and have same process of any other contributors (review, approval), just lets us (LF) know.
        3. Rittwik Jana In this case this personwanted access to the New Jersey lab for that it's needed company name, profesional email, phone that he didn't have. Trishan de Lanerolle for project is different, and for lab is different. Jack: let's take it offline and talk about it (David Kinsey)
        4. Rittwik Janaregarding F release we need a kind of a theme to attach ourselves, for E rel. was network slicing. For F rel. could be production ready and hardeing of our code. Jack: F rel. will attempt to be the first full release and not all the componets have the same maturity. Rittwik: Maybe we will just add on to slicing and make it more mature.
        5.  James Li  David Kinsey O2 interface integration with SMO integration test. Jackie Huang A small part of O2 interface as an MVP wil be ready for the end of this month.  (Will be part of the RSAC agenda for next Tuesday).
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/10/21:
        1. Rittwik Jana PTP grand mater is going to be installed (whichs is key for network slicing use case), Jack will monitor next week activities on the lab.
        2. Jack: added a coupe of new people to the team from AT&T who will join these activities as well.
        3. James Li: keysight is willing to help on the west coast OSC lab, we are discussing on a detailed plan, more updates in the comming weeks.
      2. Update on 11/17/21: 
        1. James Li  acces to lab contact David Kinsey  providing all the details of contacts (names, mail, etc)
      3. Update on 11/17/21: 
        1. Rittwik JanaPTP get setup, lab is ready to test maybe a few things of E release and maintenace 
        2. Jack: Fronthaul gateway cable is missing (supply problem)
        3. James Li : Jackie Huang is requesting OSC lab access VPN and VM. David Kinsey : contact me providing name, mail, phone and company. Jack: need to updated wiki with this new info and new contact.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. Jack: Security badging (CII badging) remains open for SMO and ODULOW (Manasi Padhy will send a message to Zhimin Yuan )
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 11 10

Recording: Zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego Maza 

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichyx

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini


    Scarpina Salvatorex
    Wind RiverBin Yang
    Jackie Huang 

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for  TOC meeting approval: proposed by William Diego Maza, seconded by John Paul Lane  . The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. No new items to add.
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 11/03/21: Still waiting for information from WG6. No update.
        6. Update on 11/10/21: No update.
  6. Copyright update
    1. 11/03/21:
      1. Jack SSCL update : A meeting with legal team will held today. Some questions as who will be the PTL, what project will put it under this repo and also questions related to the project charter that has to be updated and then voted.
      2. Jinri : a meeting will be organised in the context of OSFG to have further discussion about SCCL for O-RAN Alliance side (Nov. 11 at 9-10PM Beijing time = 8-19AM EST = 2-3PM CET). Jinri invite the community to subscribe at the OSFG mailing list. → https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/609
    2. 11/10/21: 
      1. CLA for SCCL meeting later today, more information on next session.
      2. July train publication for O-RAN specs, 24th november?
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/03/21: no update

    2. 11/10/21:
      1. Thoralf Czichy new E2 API 2.0 spec (July train) should be supported for next release, does something planned to support new version on on other sub-project (e.g. O-DU side)? Manasi Padhy we (O-DU)can plan to support E2 API 2.0 pour F release
      2. xApps are not impacted by the E2 API 2.0 version.
      3. Thoralf Czichy platform is indepedent of service models so no impacted by new version of PMs.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 10/27/21:
        1. James started to reach out to PTLs to get status, and working on unit tests of network slicing use case.
        2. Will use New Jesey Lab for E Release
        3. Jack suggests to create some documentation so other people could leverage the effort, and pull in community's participation.
      2. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year. 
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Prof Ray's student will update wiki to document the networks/what they have done today.(11/10/21 James Liis in contact and supporting them.)
      2. 11/10/21: Rittwik Jana Prof Ray's student is asking for some help (Manasi Padhy ) to deal with MAC scheduler (extract scheduler functionalities from ODU). We can start some discussons about it in F release (scheduler assitance as a service model)
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
      1. 11/10/21: Tracy Van Brakle 5G super blueprint is already taking advantage of the OSC initiated developments in ONAP (but not just ONAP). Jack: There are new functionalitiesthat are needed that we need to make sure that gets into the roadmap.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee Rittwik Jana

      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Suggest Jack reach out to Rich

      2. 11/10/21: Rittwik Jana
        1. RSAC for F release is still going on, assuming network slicing will not get fully completed for E release some backlog items like having the test done via the OTF might move to F release.
        2. We are also talking about use case for CRD and application  packaging (WG10), it's an open forum to support/propose use cases.
        3. Jack: the real question is what do we want to emphasize for next 2 releases (F and G)? guidance from whole community is expected on that.
        4. James LiINF project mentioned that E release are 3 deployments scenarios to be tested and plan to work with other projects to run on top of the platform that could be part of future integration tests effort.
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/10/21:
        1. Rittwik Jana PTP grand mater is going to be installed (whichs is key for network slicing use case), Jack will monitor next week activities on the lab.
        2. Jack: added a coupe of new people to the team from AT&T who will join these activities as well.
        3. James Li: keysight is willing to help on the west coast OSC lab, we are discussing on a detailed plan, more updates in the comming weeks.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
        1. 11/10/21: Ones the labs will setup next week, we will start with manual testing and in future we can automatise test via OTF. We are still working on the SMO installation part, we are able to deploy ONAP and Non-RT RIC functions (work on going).
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. 11/10/21:
          1. one of the pieces that is important for SMO is the O2 interfaces. The version that is in the lab has support for O1 interfaces (basic configuration)
          2. Acces to the lab to have access to the VM, talk with  David Kinsey who can help to facilitate the communication to do the set up.
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. 11/10/21: We do last check on contribution and up to dec. 7 still accepting contributions.
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. 11/10/21: The feature are on track, and the dev willbe complited by the next sprint but in this release not sure if we can validate the L2 features in the OSC lab then we micht need to validate the e2e features in the next release.
      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 11 03

Recordingzoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): William Diego Maza 

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl


    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda


    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman

    x

    Manasi Padhy

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for  TOC meeting approval: proposed by Bin Yang , seconded by Jinri Huang . The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. No new items to add.
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 11/03/21: Still waiting for information from WG6. No update.
  6. Copyright update
    1. 10/27/21:
      1. Jack updates the process is pending on O-RAN alliance's creating of related directories and the approval of CLA for SCCL before OSC can setup the repo.
      2. Doug Knisely mentioned there were some comments/questions related to drfat CLA to Stefan but got no response. need keep pushing for response
      3. Tracy: wait for confirmation of 3gpp representative about the demo type of agreement can be get from 3GPP. John Keeney mentions there is an ongoing discussion for a formal aggrement. Jack suggests to ask Brian and copy him for support.
    2. 11/03/21:
      1. Jack SSCL update : A meeting with legal team will held today. Some questions as who will be the PTL, what project will put it under this repo and also questions related to the project charter that has to be updated and then voted.
      2. Jinri : a meeting will be organised in the context of OSFG to have further discussion about SCCL for O-RAN Alliance side (Nov. 11 at 9-10PM Beijing time = 8-19AM EST = 2-3PM CET). Jinri invite the community to subscribe at the OSFG mailing list. → https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/609
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. 11/03/21: no update

  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 10/27/21:
        1. James started to reach out to PTLs to get status, and working on unit tests of network slicing use case.
        2. Will use New Jesey Lab for E Release
        3. Jack suggests to create some documentation so other people could leverage the effort, and pull in community's participation.
      2. 11/03/21: PR of E release is expected for the first days of the next year.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Prof Ray's student will update wiki to document the networks/what they have done today.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. "F" Release time:
      1. 10/27/21: Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
      2. 11/03/21: Jack: please reach Rittwik and David to get early information into the planning process of F release.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Requirements Software Architecture Committee Rittwik Jana

      1.  OSC lab setup still ongoing. PTP grandmaster deployment and configuration under assessment

      2. Radysis (Manasi) had sent HW/SW requirements for the O-CU. AP. David to check with Rich if this went through.

      3. 09/22/21: Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
        • update on 09/29/21: still open
      4. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Suggest Jack reach out to Rich
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 11/03/21 David Kinsey:
        1. Still working on that, we have (Martin Skorupski should confirm) the configuration to the ODU and the format of the PM report to be used to reach the SMO in order to manage the slice, the target is to close that before the end of the current release.
        2. For the integration part for the F release we are trying to get projets to build their test in OTF, so at the end of the release, integration should just be running the release test and verifying their execution and then certifying the release.
        3. We are still working on the lab, the Nokia IXR has been received but not been fully installed and integrated yet (still missing one cable). Then, We still working on the clock whether we can use Nokia clock , we are also trying to get the offered by Viavi that would also be deployed them into the into the blockhouse (building at the base of the antenna) where it can get a GPS antenna permanent one and it doesn't have to go into drift mode at all and it's one that we would have more or less access or control over. eed increase coordination because some equipements are shared as for TM500 (it includes OSC  lab in Taiwan).
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
        1. 11/03/21:
          1. Participation on SMO meeting, and being involved on installation and related tests, it is work in progress (linked to OSC lab work).
          2. Jack: Action point - Add into the E release description a check list or outline of what we're able to do.
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
        1. 11/03/21: Trying to drive network slice automation use case scenario: progress in terms of VES event format and support in the SMO and on ODU. On the config side,we have identified some YANG models that need to be supported.
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

        1. 11/03/21: John Paul Lane: progress continues with the items for the E release looking at the Service exposure and looking at theour life cycle managemnt there's no blockers at this point.
      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

        1. 11/03/21: Matti Hiltunen:
          1. RICAPP is still working on adding the new xAPP to RAN control with Mavenir being the contributor, and then integrating more of the xApps into a complete use case with the Viavi E2 to simulator.
          2. Originally we create the repo for ONF since this is the python SDK and Facebook is working on that (they promise to contribute), but they are still trying to figure out the CLA, as soos as CLA will signed Facebook is ready to contribute. We have also requested a new repo for c++ SDK for VMware. Both of this repos are under Apache 2.0 license.
      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

        1. 11/03/21: We're still working on the E release features most prominently on the E2 API support. Samsung is working on those 2 new repos ric-plt/ricdms. We are in the process of changing container base image from ubuntu 18.04 to 20
      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

        1. 11/03/21: Jack: We use a test fixture from Radisys which will support some of open interfaces. Ganesh Shenbagaraman: we are ready to support this soon and exact date will be confimr and communicate next friday.
      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

        1. 11/03/21:Ganesh Shenbagaraman: we are on track for all the release contains. SMO integration, data models and counters, we confirm our readiness of that integration (tbc)
      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

        1.  11/03/21:
          1. Alex Stancu We have YANG model available for the network  slicing use case there are on review on Gerrit, an also for the SIM project we will able to use those into the simulator.
          2. Tracy Van Brakle: we will be using these models within the upcoming O-RAN PoC Plugfest.
      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. E2 simulator: lacking of resources. To check with companies which contributed so far and potential new contributors

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. For O2 interface implementation, request to create a new repo (see above), and is working on the draft of HLD.
        2. 11/03/21: Now we have 2 new repos, work is in progress, most of the code implementation is expected to be done by the end of november.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 10 27

Recordingzoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Bin Yang

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair


    James Li

    x

    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane


    John Keeneyx

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen


    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 10/20/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Bin, seconded by David. The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
    1. Will the inclusion of SCCL under O-RAN Specification Code Project (SCP) present any issues with 3GPP adoption of SCCL at a future point in time? Clarification on this point is requested following an OSC meeting on Friday 22nd October. Added to agenda by John-Paul Lane.
      1. 10/27/21: Jack thinks there is no answer to this question yet until more discussion with 3GPP. 
    2. Comments on the draft proposal of new CLA for SCCL - added to agenda by John-Paul Lane:
      1. The draft proposal of new CLA for SCCL references the O-RAN SCP Technical Charter. The SCP Technical Charter refers only to the existing O-RAN software license, it does not mention SCCL. Is an update required to the SCP Technical Charter to include SCCL? Any amendments to the Technical Charter requires “a two thirds vote of the O-RAN Alliance”. Not sure if this would require a vote of O-RAN EC or O-RAN board? 
      2. 10/27/21: Jack understands the issue and will raise it up to get clarification on it.
      3. The CLA specifies “This version of the O-RAN SCCL allows an entity or person to submit contributions to the O-RAN SCP, to authorize contributions submitted by an entity’s designated employees to the O-RAN SCP, and to grant copyright and patent licenses thereto.” The intention of SCCL is to grant copyright only, not patent. Does this statement in the CLA need to be clarified / qualified?  
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
        7. Update on 09/22/21: No update.
        8. Update on 10/06/21: No update.
        9. Update one 10/13/21: No update.
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
    6. 09/29/21: Jack and Jinri will synchup on SCCL licence process with O-RAN legal a dedicated meeting  
    7. 10/06/21: Jinri shares updates: He had meeting with Hank and some other players to discuss SCCL, detail in slices (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/discuss/message/368), will continue the discussion offline
    8. 10/20/21: Jack:
      1. talked over meetings yesterday which clarified how to proceed and answered a bunch of questions. The first step is to get source file setup in O-RAN alliance , put license headers to each of those files, then they will be available for OSC downloading to OSC repo under SCCL licenses (managed as oscp license as part of o-ran-sc specification code project). people could modify them based on code management procedures.
      2. The information has been posted on o-ran alliance website and reviewed yesterday, now waiting for source materials and final approval of CLA which has been sent out and get feedback by legal team.
      3. logistics issues are open: 1, who will be PTL/Committers of this repo to manage the changes of these files, we have to setup a structure for that repo to manage the file changes; Initial thought is one repo structur for SCCL code, and INT project's PTL/Committers who will manage the changes of that repo.
      4. Jack will ask Stefan to send out the CLA today.
    9. 10/27/21:
      1. Jack updates the process is pending on O-RAN alliance's creating of related directories and the approval of CLA for SCCL before OSC can setup the repo.
      2. Doug Knisely mentioned there were some comments/questions related to drfat CLA to Stefan but got no response. need keep pushing for response
      3. Tracy: wait for confirmation of 3gpp representative about the demo type of agreement can be get from 3GPP. John Keeney mentions there is an ongoing discussion for a formal aggrement. Jack suggests to ask Brian and copy him for support.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. July train has passed IPR review. November train deadline will be slightly shifted to November 24th (WGs approval)

    2. vF2F in October is cancelled. Next (v)F2F will be in February 2022.

    3. Budget review before the next O-RAN board (Trishan de Lanerolle ). If additional resources are needed, to be raised and discussed before submission to EC

    4. 10/06/21: current focus is to prepare for the board meeting before the end of this month
    5. 10/20/21:
      1. Jinri updates on preparation of board meeting at the end of this month: consolidate highlight w.r.t. OSC E release collecting from PTLs, will send it out tomorrow morning to get review from the team.
      2. Jack suggests to add update about PTL changes on OSC projects.
    6. 10/27/21:
      1. Jinri sent out slides for team reviewing: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/605
      2. Tracy, Jack: no update, just wait for final details of information for the board meeting
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 10/20/21: David: no update yet
      2. 10/27/21:
        1. James started to reach out to PTLs to get status, and working on unit tests of network slicing use case.
        2. Will use New Jesey Lab for E Release
        3. Jack suggests to create some documentation so other people could leverage the effort, and pull in community's participation.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup.
      6. 10/20/21: David: no update yet
      7. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Prof Ray's student will update wiki to document the networks/what they have done today.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. "F" Release timeline
      1. 10/20/21:
        1. David: F release planning begins out in Jan. Equipment is not arrived yet,tried to reach out to ramsey but no response.
        2. Jack: will reach out to Ramsey in a meeting today to cover it there.
      2. 10/27/21:
        1. Rittwik: will focus on O-Cloud usecase in F release, as well as the continuation of network slicing use case. Will reach out to PTLs to check if any more use cases. And might divide use cases between Taiwan lab and New Jersey lab.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

      1. 10/27/21: no update, just wait for final CLA approval to setup repos
    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1.  OSC lab setup still ongoing. PTP grandmaster deployment and configuration under assessment

      2. Radysis (Manasi) had sent HW/SW requirements for the O-CU. AP. David to check with Rich if this went through.

      3. 09/22/21: Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
        • update on 09/29/21: still open
      4. 10/27/21: Rittwik: Suggest Jack reach out to Rich
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 10/13/21. David Kinsey : Core emulator and UE emulator will be called back by vendors to support other activities (O-RAN Plugfest), which impacts MVP since not able to establish core/radio connection. The integration activity for release D and E will be blocked. The clearance to purchase the front haul gateway is ready, the purchasing of the equipment is ongoing.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1. James Li Integration and Testing (INT)
      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. NETCONF call home procedure was implemented

        2. waiting for YANG model for slicing to be provided in order to start the implementation

        3. E2 simulator: lacking of resources. To check with companies which contributed so far and potential new contributors

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Upgrade most of the components from Starlingx to align with the latest release 5.0, and to support both kubernetes and openstack as the infrastructure platform
        2. Now most of those components are in a standalone layer meta-starlingx and is has been moved to StarlingX community, which is used as the upstream layer for INF project, so for now, most of the development activity is actually happen in StarlingX community
        3. we have completed and verified for AIO-SX with kubernetes deployment, and AIO-DX deployment is in testing and bug fixing
        4. For O2 interface implementation, request to create a new repo (see above), and is working on the draft of HLD.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting will be chaired by Jack. Scribe in November will be William
    2. Jack: PTLs please update your status on wiki and will go through the stand-up & report out process on next week's meeting.
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)


2021 10 20

Recordingzoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Bin Yang

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego

    x

    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 10/13/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Bin, seconded by David. The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
        7. Update on 09/22/21: No update.
        8. Update on 10/06/21: No update.
        9. Update one 10/13/21: No update.
    2. INT PTL
      1. Sept. 30 2021: James from China Mobile Technology (USA) self nominated as INT PTL role View/Reply Online (#576)
        1. Update on 10/06/21: Jinri will check with Jack on how to move on
      2. Oct. 12 2021: Simone Crosta from HCL expressed interest in the INT PTL Role https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/588
      3. Update on 10/13/21: Go through PTL election process, candidates are James and Simone, who should send email to elaborate their contribution if eletected as INT PTL by Friday, Trishan will setup a vote for TOC members to vote before next weekly meeting.
      4. Update on Oct./20/21:
        1. statements of contributions from candidates has been sent out to mail list: James(https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/596), Simone Crosta (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/599)
        2. opavote link to "Vote to appoint PTL for Integration Project" sent out.
        3. James from China Mobile Technology (USA) has been elected as INT PTL
    3. Modeling change
      1. Use of two 3GPP YANG models for the closed-loop network slicing automation use case in O-RAN SC. View/Reply Online (#364)
        1. Can use it in built image, but not in source code repo, neither in documentation
        2. Jinri will arange a meeting with Hank and Stefane to clarify this kind of questions
        3. Update on 10/13/21:
          1. Jinri updates progress: 1) share sccl collataral via email, 2) reach out to Hand and Stefane, no response yet, 3) share initial understanding of where we are: can be built into image but not into code repo, neither in docs. need guidance from LFN. Try to contact Marine who manage these YANG models but no response.
          2. Jack walks through SCCL docs
        4. Update on 10/20/21:
          1. Jack: 3GPP has not adopted SCCL so 3GPP models are not covered by SCCL. all model has to be pulled as part of building process and can be redistributed along with built binaries.
      2. Extension to the API freeze deadline for the E-release based on the outcome of the above item
        1. Mahesh requests 3 weeks extension for API freeze to publish API and get consensus with John
    4. for approval (raised by Thoralf): ric-plt/ricdms repo: https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/603 → Approved
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
    6. 09/29/21: Jack and Jinri will synchup on SCCL licence process with O-RAN legal a dedicated meeting  
    7. 10/06/21: Jinri shares updates: He had meeting with Hank and some other players to discuss SCCL, detail in slices (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/discuss/message/368), will continue the discussion offline
    8. 10/20/21: Jack:
      1. talked over meetings yesterday which clarified how to proceed and answered a bunch of questions. The first step is to get source file setup in O-RAN alliance , put license headers to each of those files, then they will be available for OSC downloading to OSC repo under SCCL licenses (managed as oscp license as part of o-ran-sc specification code project). people could modify them based on code management procedures.
      2. The information has been posted on o-ran alliance website and reviewed yesterday, now waiting for source materials and final approval of CLA which has been sent out and get feedback by legal team.
      3. logistics issues are open: 1, who will be PTL/Committers of this repo to manage the changes of these files, we have to setup a structure for that repo to manage the file changes; Initial thought is one repo structur for SCCL code, and INT project's PTL/Committers who will manage the changes of that repo.
      4. Jack will ask Stefan to send out the CLA today.
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. July train has passed IPR review. November train deadline will be slightly shifted to November 24th (WGs approval)

    2. vF2F in October is cancelled. Next (v)F2F will be in February 2022.

    3. Budget review before the next O-RAN board (Trishan de Lanerolle ). If additional resources are needed, to be raised and discussed before submission to EC

    4. 10/06/21: current focus is to prepare for the board meeting before the end of this month
    5. 10/20/21:
      1. Jinri updates on preparation of board meeting at the end of this month: consolidate highlight w.r.t. OSC E release collecting from PTLs, will send it out tomorrow morning to get review from the team.
      2. Jack suggests to add update about PTL changes on OSC projects.
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
      1. 10/20/21: David: no update yet
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup.
      6. 10/20/21: David: no update yet
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. "F" Release timeline
      1. 10/20/21:
        1. David: F release planning begins out in Jan. Equipment is not arrived yet,tried to reach out to ramsey but no response.
        2. Jack: will reach out to Ramsey in a meeting today to cover it there.
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1.  OSC lab setup still ongoing. PTP grandmaster deployment and configuration under assessment

      2. Radysis (Manasi) had sent HW/SW requirements for the O-CU. AP. David to check with Rich if this went through.

      3. 09/22/21: Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
        • update on 09/29/21: still open
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 10/13/21. David Kinsey : Core emulator and UE emulator will be called back by vendors to support other activities (O-RAN Plugfest), which impacts MVP since not able to establish core/radio connection. The integration activity for release D and E will be blocked. The clearance to purchase the front haul gateway is ready, the purchasing of the equipment is ongoing.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1.  (TBD) Integration and Testing (INT)
        1. James Li indicates interest in contributing/leading INT project.  Jack proposes to send the information to the TOC reflector and start a discussion among the interested companies. 

      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Sunil Singh RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. NETCONF call home procedure was implemented

        2. waiting for YANG model for slicing to be provided in order to start the implementation

        3. E2 simulator: lacking of resources. To check with companies which contributed so far and potential new contributors

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Upgrade most of the components from Starlingx to align with the latest release 5.0, and to support both kubernetes and openstack as the infrastructure platform
        2. Now most of those components are in a standalone layer meta-starlingx and is has been moved to StarlingX community, which is used as the upstream layer for INF project, so for now, most of the development activity is actually happen in StarlingX community
        3. we have completed and verified for AIO-SX with kubernetes deployment, and AIO-DX deployment is in testing and bug fixing
        4. For O2 interface implementation, request to create a new repo (see above), and is working on the draft of HLD.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting will be chaired by Jack. Scribe in October will be Bin Yang (Windriver)
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 10 13

Recording:  zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Bin Yang

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair

    x

    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 10/06/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Bin, seconded by John-Paul. The motion is approved
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
        7. Update on 09/22/21: No update.
        8. Update on 10/06/21: No update.
        9. Update one 10/13/21: No update.
    2. INT PTL
      1. Sept. 30 2021: James from China Mobile Technology (USA) self nominated as INT PTL role View/Reply Online (#576)
        1. Update on 10/06/21: Jinri will check with Jack on how to move on
      2. Oct. 12 2021: Simone Crosta from HCL expressed interest in the INT PTL Role https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/toc/message/588
      3. Update on 10/13/21: Go through PTL election process, candidates are James and Simone, who should send email to elaborate their contribution if eletected as INT PTL by Friday, Trishan will setup a vote for TOC members to vote before next weekly meeting.
    3. Modeling change
      1. Use of two 3GPP YANG models for the closed-loop network slicing automation use case in O-RAN SC. View/Reply Online (#364)
        1. Can use it in built image, but not in source code repo, neither in documentation
        2. Jinri will arange a meeting with Hank and Stefane to clarify this kind of questions
        3. Update on 10/13/21:
          1. Jinri updates progress: 1) share sccl collataral via email, 2) reach out to Hand and Stefane, no response yet, 3) share initial understanding of where we are: can be built into image but not into code repo, neither in docs. need guidance from LFN. Try to contact Marine who manage these YANG models but no response.
          2. Jack walks through SCCL docs
      2. Extension to the API freeze deadline for the E-release based on the outcome of the above item
        1. Mahesh requests 3 weeks extension for API freeze to publish API and get consensus with John
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
    6. 09/29/21: Jack and Jinri will synchup on SCCL licence process with O-RAN legal a dedicated meeting  
    7. 10/06/21: Jinri shares updates: He had meeting with Hank and some other players to discuss SCCL, detail in slices (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/discuss/message/368), will continue the discussion offline
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. July train has passed IPR review. November train deadline will be slightly shifted to November 24th (WGs approval)

    2. vF2F in October is cancelled. Next (v)F2F will be in February 2022.

    3. Budget review before the next O-RAN board (Trishan de Lanerolle ). If additional resources are needed, to be raised and discussed before submission to EC

    4. 10/06/21: current focus is to prepare for the board meeting before the end of this month
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. "F" Release timeline
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1.  OSC lab setup still ongoing. PTP grandmaster deployment and configuration under assessment

      2. Radysis (Manasi) had sent HW/SW requirements for the O-CU. AP. David to check with Rich if this went through.

      3. 09/22/21: Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
        • update on 09/29/21: still open
    3. OSC lab
      1. Update on 10/13/21. David Kinsey : Core emulator and UE emulator will be called back by vendors to support other activities (O-RAN Plugfest), which impacts MVP since not able to establish core/radio connection. The integration activity for release D and E will be blocked. The clearance to purchase the front haul gateway is ready, the purchasing of the equipment is ongoing.
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1.  (TBD) Integration and Testing (INT)
        1. James Li indicates interest in contributing/leading INT project.  Jack proposes to send the information to the TOC reflector and start a discussion among the interested companies. 

      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. NETCONF call home procedure was implemented

        2. waiting for YANG model for slicing to be provided in order to start the implementation

        3. E2 simulator: lacking of resources. To check with companies which contributed so far and potential new contributors

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Upgrade most of the components from Starlingx to align with the latest release 5.0, and to support both kubernetes and openstack as the infrastructure platform
        2. Now most of those components are in a standalone layer meta-starlingx and is has been moved to StarlingX community, which is used as the upstream layer for INF project, so for now, most of the development activity is actually happen in StarlingX community
        3. we have completed and verified for AIO-SX with kubernetes deployment, and AIO-DX deployment is in testing and bug fixing
        4. For O2 interface implementation, request to create a new repo (see above), and is working on the draft of HLD.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting will be chaired by Jack. Scribe in October will be Bin Yang (Windriver)
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)

2021 10 06

Recording:  zoom recording

Agenda

  1. Call for Scribe (minutes owner): Bin Yang

  2. Roll Call & Quorum Check 

    Company

    Contact Name

    Attendance

    Alternate Contact

    Attendance

    AT&T

    Jack Murray Co-Chair


    David Kinsey


    China Mobile

    Jinri Huang Co-Chair

    x

    James Li


    Deutsche Telekom 

    David Streibl

    x

    Ondřej Hudousek


    Ericsson

    John-Paul Lane

    x

    John Keeney

    NTT DOCOMO

    Masafumi Masuda

    x

    Anil Umesh


    Nokia

    Juha Oravainen

    x

    Thoralf Czichy

    Orange

    William Diego


    Vincent Danno


    Radisys

    Ganesh Shenbagaraman


    Manasi Padhyx

    TIM

    Andrea Buldorini

    xScarpina Salvatore
    Wind RiverBin YangxJackie Huang

    *Quorum: 50% or more of total TOC voting members unless excluded due to attendance.   

  3. Review and Agree to Minutes of Previous Meeting

    1. Decision: Minutes for 09/29/2021 TOC meeting approval: proposed by Andrea, seconded by David. The motion is approved 
  4. Review of Today's Agenda
  5. Release Votes and Approval

    1. AAL project
      1. Action point: Trishan to check if your have to sign a new agreement for the repo if TOC decides on BSD license use. Refer to minutes of previous meeting(s) for details.
      2. Action point: Jack to present the write up about the AAL project  to have a vote.
        1. This was put on the table on 2021-07-07 meeting
        2. Jack: There is discussion ongoing in WG6 and we're still waiting for some aspects that discussion to be resolved. Some clarifications were made but until we get more information we leave this table for now
        3. Update on 08/04/21: This is on hold. WG6 is not having meetings due to vacations. Stage 3 specs are now being targeted for November train. 
        4. Update on 08/18/21: Jack said there is no update and this item continues to be tabled.
        5. Update on 09/01/21: No update in the vacation period. Still waiting for guidance. 
        6. Update on 09/15/21: No update. To be continued.
        7. Update on 09/22/21: No update.
        8. Update on 10/06/21: No update.
    2. INT PTL
      1. James from China Mobile Technology (USA) self nominated as INT PTL role View/Reply Online (#576)
        1. Update on 10/06/21: Jinri will check with Jack on how to move on
    3. Modeling change
      1. Use of two 3GPP YANG models for the closed-loop network slicing automation use case in O-RAN SC. View/Reply Online (#364)
        1. Can use it in built image, but not in source code repo, neither in documentation
        2. Jinri will arange a meeting with Hank and Stefane to clarify this kind of questions
      2. Extension to the API freeze deadline for the E-release based on the outcome of the above item
        1. Mahesh requests 3 weeks extension for API freeze to publish API and get consensus with John
  6. Copyright update
    1. Update from Jack (08/25/21): The SCCL license is posted on the O-RAN website. A separate CLA is required for contribution under SCCL license.
    2. Thoralf asked who is putting the first copy of code from specifications in the repository. Jack confirmed any OSC participant can initiate.
    3. CLA draft is ready and is due for approval from O-RAN. Trishan informed it takes 2 weeks for implementation of new CLA.
    4. Update from Jack (09/01/21): still waiting for feedback from O-RAN Alliance about the material to be used first.
    5. 09/15/21: Jinri provided to O-RAN EC a list of examples for candidate material to be shared under SCCL license. 
    6. 09/29/21: Jack and Jinri will synchup on SCCL licence process with O-RAN legal a dedicated meeting  
    7. 10/06/21: Jinri shares updates: He had meeting with Hank and some other players to discuss SCCL, detail in slices (https://lists.o-ran-sc.org/g/discuss/message/368), will continue the discussion offline
  7. O-RAN-related business (marketing, WG interaction, TSC/EC update etc.)
    1. July train has passed IPR review. November train deadline will be slightly shifted to November 24th (WGs approval)

    2. vF2F in October is cancelled. Next (v)F2F will be in February 2022.

    3. Budget review before the next O-RAN board (Trishan de Lanerolle ). If additional resources are needed, to be raised and discussed before submission to EC

    4. 10/06/21: current focus is to prepare for the board meeting before the end of this month
  8. Old business and Status of Open Action 

    1. "E" Release timeline.
    2. OSC lab in Taiwan (Prof Ray's lab):
      1. Update on 08/25/21: Prof Ray talking to Intel and Viavi. Division of work is not complete till lab is up. 
      2. Potentially integration work can happen in Taiwan lab when sprints complete. By end of the release, they can package it all.
      3. Jack suggested a gradual progression in Taiwan lab with a few modules or blocks being integrated first.
      4. Update on 09/01/21. Rittwik: Prof Ray got in touch with some PTLs. PTLs interested in collaboration may get back to to coordinate with Prof. Ray
      5. Update on 09/08/21. Rittwik: work is still ongoing on lab setup.
    3. 5G Super Blueprint status - tabled for D and E, will be re-evaluated for F release.
    4. "F" Release timeline
  9. Standing Agenda Items (Brief Status of Ongoing Activities)
    1. Release Manager Trishan de Lanerolle /Release Planning: Weekly TOC Scheduling

    2. Rittwik Jana Requirements Software Architecture Committee

      1.  OSC lab setup still ongoing. PTP grandmaster deployment and configuration under assessment

      2. Radysis (Manasi) had sent HW/SW requirements for the O-CU. AP. David to check with Rich if this went through.

      3. 09/22/21: Open issue on PM data transfer mechanism from O-DU high. ( Manasi Padhy/ David Kinsey )
        • update on 09/29/21: still open
    1. Report out from PTL: Stand-Up & Report Out on Blockers 

      1.  (TBD) Integration and Testing (INT)
        1. James Li indicates interest in contributing/leading INT project.  Jack proposes to send the information to the TOC reflector and start a discussion among the interested companies. 

      2. Mahesh Jethanandani Service Management and Orchestration (SMO)
      3. John Keeney Non-Real Time RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) (NONRTRIC) 

      4. Matti Hiltunen RIC Applications (RICAPP) 

      5. Thoralf Czichy RIC Platform (RIC)

      6. (TBD) O-RAN Centralized Unit (OCU) 

      7. Manasi Padhy  O-RAN Distributed Unit High (ODUHIGH)

      8. Zhimin Yuan O-RAN Distributed Unit Low (ODULOW) 

      9. Martin Skorupski Operations and Maintenance (OAM)

      10. Alex Stancu Simulations (SIM)

        1. NETCONF call home procedure was implemented

        2. waiting for YANG model for slicing to be provided in order to start the implementation

        3. E2 simulator: lacking of resources. To check with companies which contributed so far and potential new contributors

      11. Jackie Huang Infrastructure (INF)

        1. Upgrade most of the components from Starlingx to align with the latest release 5.0, and to support both kubernetes and openstack as the infrastructure platform
        2. Now most of those components are in a standalone layer meta-starlingx and is has been moved to StarlingX community, which is used as the upstream layer for INF project, so for now, most of the development activity is actually happen in StarlingX community
        3. we have completed and verified for AIO-SX with kubernetes deployment, and AIO-DX deployment is in testing and bug fixing
        4. For O2 interface implementation, request to create a new repo (see above), and is working on the draft of HLD.
      12. weichen ni Documentation (DOC)

      13. (TBD) O-RAN Radio Unit (ORU)
  1. New Agenda Items (New Business): New Items Submitted (+speaker) & Open Call to TOC For Additional Items

  2. Planning for Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting will be chaired by Jack. Scribe in October will be Bin Yang (Windriver)
  3. Any Other Business (AOB)

  4. Meeting Summary (resolutions, new action items, etc.)