O-RAN White Paper - Building the Next Generation RAN

While operators around the world believe that a modern 5G infrastructure will enable new vertical market revenue opportunities, there is unanimous agreement that traditional supply chain and procurement models must change. Status quo, proprietary product architectures and complicated, vendor specific Operations and Management (O&M) systems will not serve these operator’s collective goals and must evolve to overcome the real capital, operational and technical challenges the industry is facing today.

The O-RAN Alliance was founded by operators to clearly define requirements and help the supply chain eco-system build and deploy innovative products and services that will strengthen the industry well into the 21st Century.