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O-RAN ALLIANCE Introduces 40 New Specifications Released Since November 2021

O-RAN ALLIANCE has released another set of technical specifications for open and intelligent RAN published since November 2021. This batch of specs, together with the batch published in July 2021, complete the O-RAN Release 002, the first O-RAN Release focusing on enabling Open Intelligence. To access the O-RAN specifications, please visit our website.

46 Demos of O-RAN Technology Prepared for MWC Barcelona 2022 or the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition

O-RAN ALLIANCE is excited to announce 46 new demonstrations of O-RAN solutions, with 22 planned to be presented at the MWC Barcelona 2022 exhibition. Many of those demos plus an additional 24 demos will be available online at the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition.

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Focus Group Progresses in Defining O-RAN Security Solutions

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Focus Group (SFG) is committed to creating O-RAN specifications that enable mobile network operators to deploy and operate an open RAN that meets and exceeds industry expectations for an open, interoperable, and secure system.

O-RAN Global PlugFest 2021 Demonstrates Stronger Ecosystem and Maturing Solutions

The O-RAN ALLIANCE has successfully conducted its O-RAN Global PlugFest 2021 to demonstrate the functionality and the multi-vendor interoperability of O-RAN based network equipment.

O-RAN ALLIANCE Introduces 48 New Specifications Released Since July 2021

O-RAN technical specification effort progresses with healthy momentum. We keep expanding Radio Access Networks (RAN) standards with open interfaces and intelligent RAN functions. All published specifications will soon be available to the general public upon agreement to the O-RAN ALLIANCE Adopter License.

Open and Transparent Way towards Open RAN by the O-RAN ALLIANCE

The O-RAN ALLIANCE is open and transparent in its commitment to transforming the Radio Access Networks industry towards open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable RAN.

36 O-RAN Demonstrations Showcased for the MWC Barcelona 2021

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE is excited to announce the release of 36 virtual demos showcased during MWC Barcelona 2021.

O-RAN ALLIANCE Introduces 33 New Specifications Released Since March 2021

  • O-RAN specifications published since March 2021 introduce the initial version of 11 new technical specifications or reports.
  • Another 22 newly released specifications bring updates to existing O-RAN documents, enriching them with new functions or updated features according to the O-RAN Architecture.

O-RAN ALLIANCE Introduces Minimum Viable Plan Towards Commercial O-RAN Solutions and 28 New O-RAN Specifications Released Since November 2020

  • O-RAN specification effort, open software development, as well as testing and integration, will from now on focus on priorities set by its operator members.
  • O-RAN technical specification effort grows with healthy momentum.
  • We keep expanding Radio Access Networks (RAN) standards with open interfaces and intelligent RAN functions.
  • All published specifications are available to the general public upon agreement to the O-RAN ALLIANCE Adopter License.

The “Cherry” Release of O-RAN Open Software Moves the O-RAN Ecosystem Closer to Deployment in Mobile Networks Around the Globe

  • On December 15, 2020 the O-RAN Software Community (OSC), working with the Linux Foundation, published its 3rd open software release within 18 months, dubbed “Cherry”.

20 New O-RAN Specifications Have Been Released Since June 2020

  • As O-RAN ALLIANCE’s technical specification effort grows with healthy momentum expanding RAN standards with open interfaces and intelligent RAN functions, its approved specifications are available to the general public upon agreement to the O-RAN ALLIANCE Adopter License.

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Task Group Tackles Security Challenges on All O-RAN Interfaces and Components

  • The openness and disaggregation of O-RAN has many positive effects on security.
  • At the same time the Open RAN faces the same security challenges as today’s RAN or other virtualized architectures.
  • The O-RAN ALLIANCE Security Task Group tackles security challenges on all O-RAN interfaces and components, specifying and recommending modern, practical security solutions.

Second Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest Demonstrates the Accelerated Readiness of Multi-vendor O-RAN Compliant Network Infrastructure

  • In summer 2020, the O-RAN ALLIANCE successfully conducted its second worldwide plugfest and proof of concept to demonstrate the functionality as well as the multi-vendor interoperability of O-RAN based network equipment.

The Second Release of O-RAN Software “Bronze” Adds Support for New Key Elements of the O-RAN Architecture and Updates to Align with the Latest O-RAN Specifications

  • On June 21, 2020 the O-RAN ALLIANCE has announced the “Bronze” release of open source software.
  • This latest release of the O-RAN Software Community (OSC) delivers a significant advance towards an open software RAN that is aligned with the O-RAN ALLIANCE architecture and specifications.

23 New O-RAN Specifications Have Been Released in The First Half Of 2020

  • In its specification effort, O-RAN has been extending RAN standards with open interfaces and intelligent RAN functions.
  • Recently published specifications bring new or updated features to all parts of the O-RAN architecture, allowing vendors to progress with improved O-RAN based implementations.

O-RAN Virtual Exhibition Shows Demonstrations of O-RAN Based Technology for Open and Intelligent Radio Access Networks

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE is proud to present the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition! Demonstrations of real O-RAN based equipment in the form of videos, animations, charts or text are now available in one spot.
  • Virtual Exhibition is a valuable tool for companies to present their achievements in adding O-RAN based technology into their product roadmaps.