Membership Structure and Benefits

The O-RAN Alliance is a consortium dedicated to promoting a software-based, extensible Radio Access Network and to standardizing critical elements of the ORAN Alliance architecture. The O-RAN architecture transforms today’s static, highly-proprietary RAN infrastructure into an extensible, software-based service delivery platform capable of rapidly responding to changing user, application and business needs.

The O-RAN Alliance Membership is open to mobile operators, vendors and academic institutions who wants to contribute in a meaningful way to the project and benefit from the standardized interfaces and reference implementations produced by the O-RAN Alliance. The O-RAN Alliance offers a tiered membership structure to enable a diversity of organizations to participate.

Benefits of Membership:

Access to Standardized Interfaces
All members and contributors have unrestricted rights to use published O-RAN Alliance interfaces and APIs.

Rights to Use Reference Implementations for Internal Testing
Members and contributors have rights to reference implementations developed by other members and contributors for testing and lab deployments.

Working Group Participation
Members and contributors may join any working group and participate in the definition of interface requirements and specifications. Appropriate contributor will be selected for each working group, and assigned with development tasks.

Member Meetings
The O-RAN Alliance schedules bi-weekly all-inclusive conference calls and meets face-to-face when possible at industry events. Working groups hold weekly, and ad-hoc conference calls, as required to achieve the working group objectives.

Membership Structure

Members
“Members” are mobile operators and strong advocates of the O-RAN Alliance goals and objectives. “Members” are invited as industry thought leaders and committed to defining the next generation of RAN architecture and services through the creation of standard interfaces.

Annual membership fee:
$50,000.00

Development commitment:
Propose requirements and implement test environments using reference platforms delveloped by the O-RAN Alliance contributors.

Test and PoC commitment:
Test environment and PoC commitment

Contributors
“Contributors” are organizations invited to join the O-RAN Alliance to develop reference platforms and products to be tested and deployed by members. They are typically commercial vendors with expertise and development resources and build products commercially available to mobile operators.

Annual membership fee:
$25,000.00

Development commitment:
Development resources dedicated to at least one working group

Test and PoC commitment:
As required to reach the goals and objectives of working groups

SME Contributors
“SME Contributors” are equivalent to standard contributors, but meet the small and medium sized enterprise business qualifications of having less than 500 employees or less than $50 million annual revenue.

Annual membership fee:
$10,000.00

Startup Contributors
“Startup Contributors” are equivalent to standard contributors, but meet the startup business qualifications of having less than 50 employees.

Annual membership fee:
$5,000.00

Academic Contributors
“Academic Contributors” are organizations invited to join the O-RAN Alliance to develop reference platforms and technology to be tested and deployed by members. They are typically research and academic institutions that bring new ideas and add value to the O-RAN Alliance and its community.

Annual membership fee:
$1,000.00

For full membership details including Membership Agreement, please contact us through the contact form here.