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O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Leadership, New Specifications, 3 Face-to-Face Meetings in 2023 and Further Alignment with TIP

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Leadership, New Specifications, 3 Face-to-Face Meetings in 2023 and Further Alignment with TIP

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE leadership elected for the 2022-2024 term
  • 53 O-RAN technical documents published since July 2022
  • Face-to-face meetings boost the progress of O-RAN technical groups
  • Further alignment of the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Telecom InfrastructureProject (TIP)

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Key Topics at the Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz, Global PlugFest Fall 2022 and a New Set of O-RAN Demos

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Key Topics at the Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz, Global PlugFest Fall 2022 and a New Set of O-RAN Demos

  • Key topics at the Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz 2022 brought by the O-RAN ALLIANCE
  • O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2022 initiated at 6 venues across Asia,Europe and North America
  • 36 new demos of O-RAN technology at the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition

ETSI releases first O-RAN specification

ETSI releases first O-RAN specification

ETSI and O-RAN are pleased to announce that ETSI has adopted the first O-RAN specification as ETSI TS103 859, namely ‘O-RAN Fronthaul Control, User andSynchronization Plane Specification v7.02’.

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Speakers at the Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz and Changes in its Leadership

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Speakers at the Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz and Changes in its Leadership

  • Upcoming Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz features O-RAN leadership
  • Andre Fuetsch retires from AT&T and his chairmanship of theO-RAN Board
  • O-RAN Work Groups and Focus Groups to rejoin in-person

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces 52 New Specifications, 6th Release of Open Software for the RAN “F”, and First O-RAN Certificates

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces 52 New Specifications, 6th Release of Open Software for the RAN “F”, and First O-RAN Certificates

  • 52 O-RAN specifications published since March 2022
  • 6th release of open software for the RAN – “F” – delivered by the O-RAN Software Community
  • 1st Certificates awarded in the O-RAN Certification and Badging Program by Asian OTICs

O-RAN Announces Certification and Badging Program, Next Generation Research Group, Open RAN Summit, and Results of Spring 2022 PlugFest

O-RAN Announces Certification and Badging Program, Next Generation Research Group, Open RAN Summit, and Results of Spring 2022 PlugFest

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit June 2022 available for on-demand replay
  • O-RAN Certification and Badging program in cooperation with the OTICs
  • O-RAN next Generations Research Group to focus on future network standards
  • Open RAN Summit @ Fyuz to be held on 25-26 October 2022 in Madrid
  • O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2022 concluded at 3 continents with 50 participants

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces its June 2022 Industry Summit, Progress of its Global PlugFest Spring 2022 and a New Set of O-RAN Demos

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces its June 2022 Industry Summit, Progress of its Global PlugFest Spring 2022 and a New Set of O-RAN Demos

O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit on June 29, 2022

O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2022 in progress

23 new demos of O-RAN technology at the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces its Release 002, New Specifications and 2022 Global PlugFests

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces its Release 002, New Specifications and 2022 Global PlugFests

  • Release 002 of O-RAN Minimum Viable Plan focuses on enabling Open RAN Intelligence
  • 40 O-RAN specifications published since November 2021
  • Two O-RAN Global PlugFests planned in 2022 to extend the testing and integration
  • First O-RAN specification submitted to become ETSI Publicly Available Specification (PAS)

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology and Details of its Industry Briefing at MWC Barcelona

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology and Details of its Industry Briefing at MWC Barcelona

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Briefing on March 1, 2022
  • 46 new O-RAN demos with 22 at MWC Barcelona 2022

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces the 5th Release of Its Open Source Software and an Industry Briefing at MWC Barcelona

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces the 5th Release of Its Open Source Software and an Industry Briefing at MWC Barcelona

  • Save the date for O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Briefing, March 1, 2022.
  • O-RAN Software Community published 5th release of open software for the RAN – “E”

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

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

  • O-RAN Global PlugFest 2021 more than doubles with 144 corporate participants in the 7global venues.
  • Scope includes multi-vendor interoperability, Radio Intelligent Controllers, O-Cloud, infrastructure security and end-to-end functionality.
  • PlugFest Virtual Showcase will allow interested public to explore the 2021 PlugFest in detail

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Specifications, 3rd Global Plugfest and New Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Specifications, 3rd Global Plugfest and New Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology

  • 48 specification documents released since July 2021
  • 3rd O-RAN ALLIANCE Global Plugfest underway with 77 companies at 7 venues
  • 18 O-RAN demos presented at MWC Los Angeles 2021 or O-RAN Virtual Exhibition

O-RAN ALLIANCE Remains Fully Committed to its Mission Towards Open and Intelligent RAN

O-RAN ALLIANCE Remains Fully Committed to its Mission Towards Open and Intelligent RAN

O-RAN ALLIANCE remains fully committed to its mission of delivering open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable RAN

O-RAN ALLIANCE Broadens Its Industry Collaboration with ETSI, Announces its 3rd Whitepaper, and 4th Release of Open Software

O-RAN ALLIANCE Broadens Its Industry Collaboration with ETSI, Announces its 3rd Whitepaper, and 4th Release of Open Software

  • 3rd O-RAN whitepaper focuses on O-RAN Minimum Viable Plan and commercialization
  • O-RAN ALLIANCE sets cooperation with ETSI and TSDSI
  • New Open Test and Integration Centers approved in Europe and Taiwan
  • New Standards Collaboration Copyright License to simplify the open source development
  • “D” release of open software for the RAN developed by the O-RAN Software Community

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Specifications and Demos, First Open Test and Integration Centers and Its June 29 Industry Summit

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Specifications and Demos, First Open Test and Integration Centers and Its June 29 Industry Summit

  • 33 new or updated O-RAN specifications released since March 2021
  • First European Open Test and Integration Centers (OTIC) hosted by Deutsche Telekom and TIM
  • 36 new O-RAN demonstrations available at the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition by June 29,2021
  • Save the date for the O-RAN ALLIANCE Industry Summit on June 29, 2021

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Board Member and Introduces Minimum Viable Plan to Expedite the Delivery of Essential O-RAN Functions

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Board Member and Introduces Minimum Viable Plan to Expedite the Delivery of Essential O-RAN Functions

  • DISH Network has been elected to the O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Board of Directors
  • O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Minimum Viable Plan to expedite the delivery of high-priority O-RAN functions
  • 28 new or updated O-RAN specifications have been released since November 2020
  • O-RAN Open Summit held on February 25, 2021 now available for re-play on O-RAN website

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Virtual O-RAN Open Summit and Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology at MWC Shanghai 2021

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Virtual O-RAN Open Summit and Demonstrations of O-RAN Technology at MWC Shanghai 2021

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

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

  • Cherry features significant advancements in the end-to-end integration of O-RAN Architecture components
  • The software now contains new functions aligned with the latest O-RAN specifications, such as the E2, A1 or O1 interfaces, and new SMO elements

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes New Board Members and Announces Further Progress and Demos Towards Open and Intelligent RAN

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes New Board Members and Announces Further Progress and Demos Towards Open and Intelligent RAN

  • KDDI, Rakuten Mobile and Vodafone are elected to the O-RAN ALLIANCE Board of Directors
  • Newly released technical specifications enrich the standards for developing O-RAN networks
  • O-RAN Security Task Group addresses the security aspects of open RAN
  • O-RAN Virtual Exhibition Provides Insights on Companies Progressing with their O-RAN Implementations

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

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

  • 55 major industry players participated at the plugfest across Asia, Europe and North America
  • Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTICs) provided a collaborative, open, and impartial working environment for testing and integration
  • O-RAN Plugfest Virtual Showcase will provide closer look at the plugfest in digital form

O-RAN ALLIANCE Delivers New Specifications, “Bronze” Open Source Software and New Virtual Exhibits of O-RAN Solutions

O-RAN ALLIANCE Delivers New Specifications, “Bronze” Open Source Software and New Virtual Exhibits of O-RAN Solutions

  • O-RAN has recently published 23 new or updated specifications and the O-RAN Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios white paper
  • The 2nd release of O-RAN software “Bronze” adds support for new key elements of the O-RAN architecture and updates aligned with the latest O-RAN specifications
  • O-RAN Virtual Exhibition adds more demonstrations of O-RAN based technologies

The O-RAN ALLIANCE and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Reach New Level of Collaboration for Open Radio Access Networks

The O-RAN ALLIANCE and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Reach New Level of Collaboration for Open Radio Access Networks

  • The O-RAN ALLIANCE (O-RAN) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have announced today a liaison agreement that ensures alignment in the shared focus area of developing interoperable open Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions

O-RAN ALLIANCE Continues to Grow as Global Operators and Suppliers Reach Across Borders to Collaborate on Open Innovation in Radio Access Networks

O-RAN ALLIANCE Continues to Grow as Global Operators and Suppliers Reach Across Borders to Collaborate on Open Innovation in Radio Access Networks

  • The global adoption of O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications by the industry is creating the foundation for the future of Radio Access Networks
  • O-RAN growth continues, with Vodafone as the newest operator member
  • 22 planned MWC demonstrations of O-RAN-based equipment implementations are being converted to an O-RAN virtual showcase

O-RAN ALLIANCE Conducts First Global Plugfest to Foster Adoption of Open and Interoperable 5G Radio Access Networks

O-RAN ALLIANCE Conducts First Global Plugfest to Foster Adoption of Open and Interoperable 5G Radio Access Networks

  • 35 companies and operator-members jointly demonstrated 10 scenarios to verify and validate recently published O-RAN specifications in Asia, Europe and North America
  • The Radio Access Network vendors’ adoption of open standards and interoperability is expected to become an integral part of emerging 5G networks
  • An O-RAN Industry Briefing is scheduled for Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020, where members will exchange views on the important steps towards realizing O-RAN compliant commercial solutions

O-RAN ALLIANCE, Working with the Linux Foundation, Announced the O-RAN Software Community’s First Software Code Release, “Amber”

O-RAN ALLIANCE, Working with the Linux Foundation, Announced the O-RAN Software Community’s First Software Code Release, “Amber”

  • This first software release represents a consolidated step towards O-RAN-compliant Radio Access Network Commercialization
  • It covers initial functionality of the O-RAN unique Near Real-Time RAN Intelligent Controller, the O1 interface and the protocol stack
  • With more than 1 million lines of code, the “Amber” release is the result of contributions of over 60 developers from more than 10 companies

O-RAN ALLIANCE Shows Up at MWC Shanghai with Series of Events

O-RAN ALLIANCE Shows Up at MWC Shanghai with Series of Events

  • The O-RAN ALLIANCE holding “O-RAN Industry Forum” symposium on June 25, 2019
  • Themed sessions on RAN “Intelligence” and “Openness”
  • Six Proof of Concepts showcasing the O-RAN ALLIANCE latest progress

The O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation Launch Industry-Leading O-RAN Open Source Community

The O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation Launch Industry-Leading O-RAN Open Source Community

  • New Initiative Fosters Collaboration with Adjacent Open Source Networking Communities

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Open Fronthaul Specification, Demos and Industry Event at Mobile World Congress 2019

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Open Fronthaul Specification, Demos and Industry Event at Mobile World Congress 2019

  • The O-RAN ALLIANCE announced today that it will be releasing the first O-RAN standard Open Fronthaul Specifications comprised of control, user, synchronization and management plane protocols

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Board Members

The O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces New Board Members

  • O-RAN Architecture White Paper has been released
  • Open Source Collaboration with the Linux Foundation has started

O-RAN Founding and Board Meeting Held

O-RAN Founding and Board Meeting Held

  • O-RAN, originally co-founded by AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO and Orange, has held its first O-RAN Board meeting during MWC Shanghai 2018

Industry Leaders Launch O-RAN ALLIANCE

Industry Leaders Launch O-RAN ALLIANCE

  • Today, AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO, and Orange jointly announced the creation of the O-RAN ALLIANCE

xRAN Forum Merges with C-RAN Alliance to Form O-RAN ALLIANCE

xRAN Forum Merges with C-RAN Alliance to Form O-RAN ALLIANCE

  • The xRAN Forum today announced its intent to merge with the C-RAN Alliance to form a world-wide, carrier-led effort to drive new levels of openness in the radio access network of next-generation wireless systems