Gabriel Brown spoke with O-RAN Alliance operators to find out how Open RAN initiatives can accelerate deployment of innovative radio technology in mobile networks.
The ORAN Alliance, co-founded by AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO, and Orange, combines and extends the efforts of the C-RAN Alliance and xRAN Forum into a single, global, operator lead effort. The ORAN Alliance will drive the next generation RAN to new levels of openness, efficiency, flexibility, and intelligence using reference designs, open interfaces, virtualization, open source and whitebox elements by leading the industry towards open, inter-operable interfaces and RAN virtualization.
This will empower future networks with deeply imbedded intelligence, much higher efficiency, lower costs, great agility and flexibility, and zero-touch automation.
The ORAN Alliance welcomes broad membership and active contribution from all interested parties across the information, communications, and data technology industries.