O-RAN Alliance names new board members

The O-RAN Alliance has announced that Reliance Jio, TIM, and Verizon have joined the O-RAN board, the company said.

O-RAN is organized as a series of work groups focused on specific aspects of the RAN open architecture and interfaces, with a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) coordinating the overall work program.

O-RAN has released its inaugural white paper, “O-RAN: Towards an Open and Smart RAN,” which is available on the O-RAN website. The white paper describes the O-RAN architecture, which drives a more cost-effective, intelligent RAN with open interoperable interfaces for next generation 5G networks and beyond.

The O-RAN Alliance held a series of technical meetings and a symposium, with over 200 people from 80 companies participating. The symposium included speakers from operators and industry suppliers.

O-RAN has also started collaboration arrangements with The Linux Foundation to establish an open source software community for the creation of open source RAN software. Collaboration with The Linux Foundation will enable the creation of open source software supporting the O-RAN architecture and interfaces.

The O-RAN Alliance is a world-wide, carrier-led effort to drive new levels of openness in the radio access network of next generation wireless systems. More information about O-RAN can be found at www.o-ran.org.

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