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Industry leaders launch new specification for 3G radio base stations (CPRI)

Date: Tuesday, September 30 2003
Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nortel Networks and Siemens - the companies co-operating in the CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface) industry initiative - today announced the open publication of the specification for the key internal interface in the radio base station. The CPRI specification for this key interface is the first in the industry.

The companies have, in 4 months, completed the CPRI specification ahead of schedule. The parties' individual objectives are to introduce products compatible to the specification on the market during 2004.

CPRI focuses on a 3G radio base station design that divides the radio base station into a radio and a control part, by specifying one new interface - the only and unique radio driven interconnect point within base stations. This will enable each part of the base station to better benefit from the technology evolution in its respective area.

The CPRI specification is openly available for the benefit of the wireless industry. Key benefits for Network Operators are the availability of wider radio base station portfolio with adaptability to all deployment scenarios with a shorter time to market. The CPRI specification enables base station manufacturers and component vendors to focus their research and development efforts on their core competencies. The CPRI specification allows for new architectures and is not limited by module dimensions or a pre-defined function split.

The CPRI initiative complements current activities in existing standardization bodies. The interface developed will be used for radio base station products in mobile systems.

Read more about CPRI at: www.cpri.info

 

 

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.


August 31, 2017
The CPRI Specification eCPRI 1.0
(in addition to the classic CPRI 1.4, 2.1, 3.0 , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0 ) is now available for download on the Specification section of this homepage. The new specification will support the 5G Front-haul and will provide enhancements to meet the increased requirements of 5G. The successful cooperation to continuously develop the 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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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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