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Industry leaders cooperate to bring increased efficiency to base station market

Date: Wednesday, June 18 2003
Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nortel Networks and Siemens today announced the creation of a new industry cooperation, CPRI - Common Public Radio Interface, aiming to define a publicly available specification for the key internal interface of radio base stations.

The CPRI industry cooperation enables base station manufacturers to focus their research and development efforts on their core competencies and to buy selected radio base station subsystems. Key benefits are faster development when introducing new technologies
and allowing base station manufacturers to offer a wider portfolio of products to the operators with shorter time to market. The operators will benefit from a broader choice of products and more flexible solutions, improving the efficiency of network deployment.

The founders of CPRI are committed to open up a ompetitive mobile network element component industry and will make the CPRI-interface openly available for the benefit of the wireless industry. The CPRI-initiative complements current activities in existing standardization organizations (for example, 3GPP/3GPP2). The interface developed will be used for Radio base station products in mobile systems.

The CPRI-specification is planned to be available 2003, with the objective to introduce compatible products on the market by the end of 2004.

 

 

CPRI cooperation is now working on increasing efficiency and the inclusion new features which will be published in new versions of the CPRI specification in due time.


October 9, 2015
The CPRI Specification version 7.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 7.0 release adds 24G line-rate to the previously released 10G LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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July 1, 2014
The CPRI Specification version 6.1 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 6.1 release adds 8G and 12G line-rate to the previously released LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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August 30, 2013
The CPRI Specification version 6.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 6.0 release includes LTE-Advanced. The successful cooperation to continuously develop CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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September 21, 2011
The CPRI Specification version 5.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 5.0 release extends the specification to encompass GSM. The successful cooperation in continuously developing of CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market the main track for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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November 1, 2010
The CPRI Specification version 4. 2 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4. 2 release extends the specification to encompass higher line-rates (9.8 Gbps). The successful cooperation in continuously developing of CPRI has made this specification a well established interface on the market the main track for all Radio Base Station products released by the individual CPRI Parties.

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May 20, 2009
The CPRI Specification version 4. 1  (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0 )  is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4. 1  release extends  the specification to encompass higher line-rates for LTE (Long Term Evolution). A variety of CPRI products have been made available to the market by the individual CPRI Parties.

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October 4, 2008
The CPRI Specification versions 4.0 (in addition to 1.4, 2.1, 3.0)  is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new 4.0 release extend the specification to encompass the developments for LTE (Long Term Evolution). A variety of CPRI products have been made available to the market by the individual CPRI Parties.

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March 6, 2007
CPRI specifications version 1.4, 2.1, and 3.0 are now available for download. Version 3.0 contains the addition of WiMAX, an increase in the line bit rate and the inclusion of change requests. Version 1.4 and 2.1 is unchanged.

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August 29, 2006
CPRI specifications version 1.4 and 2.1 are now available for download. Version 1.4 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 1.3. Version 2.1 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 2.0.

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October 15, 2004
CPRI specifications version 1.3 and 2.0 are now available for download. Version 1.3 contains editorial and corrective changes from version 1.2. Version 2.0 contains support for networking.

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