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Virtualized 5G base station

Comba 5G vBBU

Comba 5G vBBU

A Helm chart for Comba 5G vBBU for Smart Edge Open 22.01

Overview of COMBA

Established in 1997 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003, Comba Telecom is a global leading wireless solutions provider with its own R&D facilities, manufacturing base, and sales and service teams. Leading through innovative technology, the Company offers a comprehensive suite of products and services including Antenna and subsystems, Network System Services, and Wireless Transmission to its global customers.

Application Description

Comba 5G vBBU supports 5G base band processing by software-defined radio function, providing layer 1/2/3 signal processing. It is deployed through the container and can be managed through the network management or EFK/Prometheus/Grafana. Through resource isolation, Comba 5G vBBU can achieve the performance of bare metal deployment.It connects different power level radio head under integrated or distributed architecture through CPRI/eCPRI interface to connecting, satisfying all-day coverage scenario.


Hardware Resources Required (4C) Resources Required (1C)
vCPU 42 18
Memory 37G 26G
NIC 1x1Gbps (for 1588);8x10Gbps (4 for FH,4 for BH) 1x1Gbps (for 1588);5x10Gbps (1 for FH,4 for BH)
QAT Card Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8970
FEC Card ACC100
OS Cent OS 7.9 with Realtime kernel
Hard disk 128Gb



The Comba 5G vBBU is available in the smart-edge-open/edgeapps repository. To obtain it, just clone the repo.

$ git clone https://github.com/smart-edge-open/edgeapps

Then, into applications /Comba folder there is helm chart folder for installing it.

Install the Chart

Run the following commands in Comba folder to deploy through helm:

helm install 5g-au ./5g-au

Test Output

Sample Output would look like:

NAME: 5g-au

LAST DEPLOYED: Mon Sep 26 14:35:03 2022

NAMESPACE: default

STATUS: deployed



$ helm status 5g-au

Uninstall Chart

helm uninstall 5g-au

Test Output

Sample Output would look like:

release "5g-au" uninstalled

Where to Purchase

Optimized for Intel® Smart Edge


Comba 5G vBBU

Retrieve Container Images and Helm Charts

Containers: (Contact Comba Sales Support)
Helm Charts: TBD

Pre-load Docker Images on Nodes

docker load -I <image provided by Comba Sales Support. Contact Comba Sales Support >

Deploy Service

Run the following commands in Comba-5G-vBBU folder to deploy through helm:

helm install 5g-au ./5g-au