OPEN RAN POLICY COALITION WELCOMES FOURTEEN NEW MEMBERS

Contact: Emily Covington
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June 12, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to welcome 14 new companies to its membership. New members include Ciena, Cohere Technologies, Crown Castle, DeepSig, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JMA Wireless, Marvell Technology Group, Nokia, Pivotal Commware, Quanta Cloud Technology, Radisys, Reliance Jio, Robin.io, and U.S. Cellular.  Coalition membership now totals 45 global technology companies.

“We are pleased with the level of new membership interest the Coalition has received since launching last month,” said Executive Director Diane Rinaldo. “It is testament to the role of Open RAN technology in the future of wireless, and we look forward to further expanding our diverse membership.”

Members of the Open RAN Policy Coalition support policies that promote the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN).

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OPEN RAN POLICY COALITION ELECTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Contact: Emily Covington
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May 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The Open RAN Policy Coalition, a group of more than 30 global technology companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN) and expand the supply chain for advanced wireless technologies, elected representatives from 12 companies to serve on the Coalition’s Board of Directors.

Chris Boyer of AT&T was elected to serve as the Coalition’s Chairman; Eric Wenger of Cisco will serve as Vice-Chair; Nick Fetchko of Verizon as Treasurer; and Becky Fraser of Qualcomm as Secretary.

At-large Board members elected include Thierry Maupile of Altiostar; Jeff Blum of DISH Network; Robert Pepper of Facebook, Jayne Stancavage of Intel; John Baker of Mavenir; David Jeppsen of NTT; Azita Arvani of Rakuten Mobile; and Ed Howard of Vodafone.

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Open RAN Policy Coalition Launches To Advance Open And Interoperable Solutions To Expand The Global Advanced Wireless Supply Chain

Thirty-One Global Technology Companies Join Together to Further Innovation in the 5G Supply Chain

Contact: Emily Covington
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May 5, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC –Thirty-one global technology companies today launched the Open RAN Policy Coalition to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN) as a means to create innovation, spur competition and expand the supply chain for advanced wireless technologies including 5G. 

“As evidenced by the current global pandemic, vendor choice and flexibility in next-generation network deployments are necessary from a security and performance standpoint,” said Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition.  “By promoting policies that standardize and develop open interfaces, we can ensure interoperability and security across different players and potentially lower the barrier to entry for new innovators.”

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