The RAN Intelligent Controller requires inputs (source) in order to make decisions designed to improve the running of the RAN, it then requires a destination to send its RAN changes to.
TeraVM can provide the emulated RAN (the measurements) to the RIC under test and then receive the outputs/decisions from the RIC and modify according to the proposed changes from the RIC. This makes it easy to see if changes improve the RAN efficiency. RIC tester ensures RIC developers can test their RIC effectively. TeraVM is a virtualized test tool that ramps up quickly and can change inputs at ease.
TeraVM O-RAN RIC Tester was used in the O-RAN Alliance Plugfest in October 2020 as part of an OSC traffic steering demonstration. View here