The O-RAN Alliance, Telecom Infra Project Increase Collaboration for Open Radio Access Networks

The O-RAN Alliance (O-RAN) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have has announced a liaison agreement that ensures alignment in the shared focus area of developing interoperable open Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions, the companies said.

The O-RAN Alliance is focused on the development of open, intelligent, virtualized and interoperable RAN specifications. The Alliance has already created 31 specifications, with 37 demonstrations of the technology at past MWC events, global plugfests, and more than 1 000 000 lines of code released in partnership with the Linux Foundation. Operators have begun to announce network implementations.

O-RAN Alliance´s mission and focus complements TIP´s mission of deploying end-to-end disaggregated telecom infrastructure in varying environments. With the liaison agreement O-RAN and TIP are now reaching a new level of collaboration for open RAN. The liaison allows for sharing information, referencing specifications and conducting joint testing and integration efforts.

O-RAN Alliance is a world-wide community of more than 160 mobile operators, vendors, and research & academic institutions operating in the Radio Access Network (RAN) industry. As the RAN is an essential part of any mobile network, O-RAN Alliance´s mission is to re-shape the industry towards more intelligent, open, virtualized and fully interoperable mobile networks.

The new O-RAN standards will enable a more competitive and vibrant RAN supplier ecosystem with faster innovation to improve user experience. O-RAN-compliant mobile networks will at the same time improve the efficiency of RAN deployments as well as operations by the mobile operators. To achieve this, O-RAN Alliance publishes new RAN specifications, releases open software for the RAN, and supports its members in integration and testing of their implementations. For more information visit www.o-ran.org

TIP is a collaborative telecom community that is evolving the infrastructure that underpins global connectivity. TIP´s mission is to accelerate the pace of innovation in next generation telecom networks, through the design, build, test and deployment of standards-based, open and disaggregated end-to-end solutions.