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O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Spring 2024 Focused on Five Themes to Accelerate O-RAN Adoption

O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Spring 2024 Focused on Five Themes to Accelerate O-RAN Adoption

  • For the first time, O-RAN PlugFest focused on themes prioritized within O-RAN ALLIANCE
  • PlugFest themes help to aim global efforts in O-RAN testing and integration to increase efficiency and speed up technology development cycle
  • Participants at the Spring 2024 PlugFest achieved improvements in areas of RAN energy consumption resulting in TCO optimization, efficiency of O-RAN deployments, and broadening the offer of open and intelligent RAN products on the market

O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Certification and Badging Program Gains Momentum to Accelerate the Adoption of Open and Intelligent RAN

O-RAN ALLIANCE’s Certification and Badging Program Gains Momentum to Accelerate the Adoption of Open and Intelligent RAN

  • The O-RAN ALLIANCE Certification and Badging Program aims to accelerate the adoption of open and intelligent Radio Access Networks (RAN) through building confidence in O-RAN products and solutions world-wide
  • First O-RAN Certificates and Badges issued by Japan OTIC, Korea OTIC and the European OTIC in Berlin, adding to total of 23 issued to date
  • 16 companies currently offer products or solutions with O-RAN certification on the open RAN market

O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Spring 2024 Initiated with Focus on Six Themes

O-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest Spring 2024 Initiated with Focus on Six Themes

  • O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2024 is hosted by 20 companies and institutions across Asia, Europe and America, with more than 40 participants
  • The PlugFest focuses on six themes prioritized by the O-RAN ALLIANCE
  • The themes include O-RAN energy efficiency, O-RAN 4G/5G white-box hardware, and O-RAN Fronthaul testing

At MWC Barcelona 2024, O-RAN ALLIANCE Participants Showcase Advanced Solutions to Improve RAN Performance

At MWC Barcelona 2024, O-RAN ALLIANCE Participants Showcase Advanced Solutions to Improve RAN Performance

  • 41 demos of latest O-RAN technology and solutions to be showcased at MWC Barcelona or the O-RAN Virtual Exhibition
  • Intelligent RAN solutions demonstrate capabilities aiming to improve the RAN performance
  • Latest O-RAN-based products feature improved interoperability, security and efficiency
  • Increasing maturity of the O-RAN ecosystem reflected in many demos focusing on O-RAN integration and testing enhancements

SCF and O-RAN ALLIANCE Strengthen Collaboration towards Open and Intelligent Radio Access Networks

SCF and O-RAN ALLIANCE Strengthen Collaboration towards Open and Intelligent Radio Access Networks

Expanded scope of cooperation includes requirements, workplans, development of 5G/6G-(n)FAPI interface specification, disaggregated architectures, RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) interactions, management solutions, test & verification, and reference implementations.

First O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit of MWC Barcelona To Present Global Perspectives on Adopting Open and Intelligent RAN

First O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit of MWC Barcelona To Present Global Perspectives on Adopting Open and Intelligent RAN

  • O-RAN ALLIANCE Summit to take place on Wednesday 28 February 2024, 9-13h CET in MWC Barcelona Hall 8, Theatre 5
  • Over 30 speakers from operators, suppliers, industry organizations and independent labs will share perspectives and experiences on latest adoptions of intelligent and open RAN solutions
  • Topics include: how O-RAN solutions address needed changes in TCO, energy efficiency, automation, agility, security, system integration, certification, and improved overall economics

O-RAN ALLIANCE Advances Technology Readiness Globally Through Fall 2023 PlugFest

O-RAN ALLIANCE Advances Technology Readiness Globally Through Fall 2023 PlugFest

  • Fifty-two companies collaborated in 16 labs across eight countries
  • Key activities included subsystem and end-to-end testing, security testing, advanced RIC testing, and field trials

O-RAN ALLIANCE Awards Seed Funding for Next Generation Open RAN Research Platforms

O-RAN ALLIANCE Awards Seed Funding for Next Generation Open RAN Research Platforms

  • $200,000 research seed funding awarded to the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things at Northeastern University, USA
  • Winning proposal is developing an O-RAN digital twin platform to automate end-to-end AI/ML development, integration, and testing
  • Honorable mentions go to two proposals from EURECOM with OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with George Mason University

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Salam Mobile as Newest Operator Member

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Salam Mobile as Newest Operator Member

Salam Mobile has joined O-RAN ALLIANCE as its 33rd operator member, extending the world-wide community of mobile network operators committed to deployment of O-RAN.

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes Four New OTICs In North America

O-RAN ALLIANCE Welcomes Four New OTICs In North America

The O-RAN ALLIANCE, fulfilling its mission to transform Radio Access Networks to be open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable, today announced that it has approved four new Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) in North America:

  • North American OTIC in the Boston Area (Northeastern University)
  • North American OTIC in Central Iowa (ARA)
  • North American OTIC in Salt Lake City (POWDER)
  • North American OTIC in Washington, DC/Arlington, VA

O-RAN ALLIANCE Displays Growing Momentum and Potential of AI through Spring PlugFest and MWC Shanghai

O-RAN ALLIANCE Displays Growing Momentum and Potential of AI through Spring PlugFest and MWC Shanghai

  • PlugFest validations from 60 companies, 10 global labs, plus further proof of momentum at MWC Shanghai
  • Key activities included conformance testing of new products, security testing, and advanced RIC testing
  • RIC use cases reveal the potential of AI in driving network optimization including energy savings and load balancing

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces MoU with OAI, New OTICs, O-RAN Release 3, New Specifications and Spring PlugFest

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces MoU with OAI, New OTICs, O-RAN Release 3, New Specifications and Spring PlugFest

  • Memorandum of Understanding with OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OAI)
  • Two New Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) Approved in Asia & Pacific
  • O-RAN Release 3 Implements Features with 58 New or Updated Technical Documents
  • O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2023 Set to Start at Four Venues Across Asia, Europe, and North America
  • F2F Meetings Boost Progress of O-RAN Technical Groups

O-RAN ALLIANCE Events and Demos at MWC Barcelona Showcasing O-RAN Ecosystem Progress

O-RAN ALLIANCE Events and Demos at MWC Barcelona Showcasing O-RAN Ecosystem Progress

  • Join us for O-RAN ALLIANCE Ecosystem Briefing, February 28, 2023 at MWC Barcelona 2023
  • O-RAN ALLIANCE participation at the “Open RAN – The Debate” session at MWC23
  • 65 demonstrations of O-RAN technology and solutions at MWC23 showcasing the O-RAN ecosystem progress

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Cooperation with ATIS, Activities at MWC Barcelona 2023, 7th Release of Open Software and New OTICs

O-RAN ALLIANCE Announces Cooperation with ATIS, Activities at MWC Barcelona 2023, 7th Release of Open Software and New OTICs

  • New MoU between O-RAN ALLIANCE and ATIS opens the opportunity for ATIS adopting O-RAN specifications
  • O-RAN ALLIANCE event and demos at MWC Barcelona to bring latest updates from the open RAN ecosystem
  • O-RAN Software Community 7th release “G” expanded to 13 project streams
  • New Open Testing and Integration Centres (OTIC) approved in Japan and North America

O-RAN ALLIANCE Advances Testing and Integration with Successful O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2022

O-RAN ALLIANCE Advances Testing and Integration with Successful O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2022

The O-RAN Global PlugFest Fall 2022 was successfully completed in 6 venues across Asia, Europe, and North America, with 106 participating companies.

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