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O-RAN Membership Principles

O-RAN’s emphasis on openness is reflected in its structure as an open technical organization, where incumbent as well as emerging industry players or academic institutions can join and contribute to its architecture and specifications.

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Benefits of Membership

Access to O-RAN Specifications

Members and Contributors have access to all O-RAN specifications either work-in-progress or approved. O-RAN allows to access all materials in all Work Groups or Focus Groups, and keeps history of their versions and contributions.

Early Access

Members and Contributors can progress with their implementations before the specifications are released to public.

Testing and Integration at O-RAN PlugFests

At the O-RAN PlugFests, Members and Contributors can perform interoperability testing and integration of their implementations with other Members and Contributors. O-RAN PlugFests are co-sponsored by the O-RAN ALLIANCE.

Open Work Group Participation

Members and Contributors may join any Work Group or Focus Group and participate in the definition of requirements and specifications. O-RAN Work Groups and Focus Groups are co-chaired by both Members and Contributors. All co-chairs have the voting right at the Technical Steering Committee.

Meeting the RAN Industry Ecosystem

Members and Contributors can meet and cooperate within the RAN industry ecosystem. O-RAN schedules regular meetings face-to-face, when possible, or virtual. Work Groups and Focus Groups hold regular or ad-hoc conference calls, as required to achieve their objectives.

O-RAN Virtual Exhibition

O-RAN Virtual Exhibition shows demonstrations of O-RAN based equipment in the form of videos, animations, charts or text. It is a valuable platform for Members and Contributors to present their
O-RAN implementations. O-RAN Virtual Exhibition is sponsored by the O-RAN ALLIANCE.

Membership Structure

The O-RAN ALLIANCE offers a tiered membership structure to enable a diversity of organizations to participate. O-RAN membership is subject to yearly fee. For membership beginning during the financial year, the fee may be pro-rated based on the quarter of the year to reflect only the remaining part of that year. The membership categories are:

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Members

Members are mobile network operators and strong advocates of the O-RAN ALLIANCE's goals and objectives.

Development commitment:
To propose requirements and implement test environments using reference platforms developed by the O-RAN ALLIANCE Contributors.

Test and PoC commitment:
Test environment and PoC commitment

Annual membership fee: $50,000.00

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Contributors

Contributors are organizations developing reference platforms and products to be tested and deployed by Members. Contributors are typically commercial vendors with expertise and development resources to build products commercially available to mobile operators. For the O-RAN membership purposes, Contributors are companies having more than 500 employees or more than $50 Million annual revenue.

Development commitment:
Development resources dedicated
to at least one Work Group

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

Annual membership fee: $25,000.00

Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Contributors

SME Contributors are equivalent to Contributors, but meet the small and medium size 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 Contributors, but meet the startup business qualifications of having less than 50 employees.

Annual membership fee: $5,000.00

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Academic Contributors

Academic Contributors are typically research or academic institutions that bring new ideas and add value to the O-RAN ALLIANCE and its community.

Annual membership fee: $1,000.00

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Membership Documents

Upon membership setup, all O-RAN ALLIANCE Members, Contributors or Academic Contributors must agree to:

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O-RAN ALLIANCE
Application Form

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O-RAN ALLIANCE
Participation Guidelines

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O-RAN ALLIANCE
Constitution

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O-RAN ALLIANCE
Competition
Compliance Guidelines

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O-RAN ALLIANCE
Intellectual Property
Rights Policy

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