Open RAN Policy Coalition Congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her Confirmation as Chairwoman of the FCC

Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“On behalf of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, I’d like to offer our congratulations to Jessica Rosenworcel on her confirmation as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. Chairwoman Rosenworcel has proven herself to be a thoughtful and proactive leader through many years of service at the FCC. As a Commissioner she was among the first to recognize the potential of Open RAN for 5G deployment, innovation and supply chain security; and during her time as Acting Chairwoman she started a substantial policymaking process in support of Open RAN while fostering an environment conducive to growth and investment.

Our Coalition looks forward to continuing to work with Chairwoman Rosenworcel to champion policies that underscore the importance of Open RAN in driving innovation, competition, vendor diversity and security for … Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition Applauds Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Czech Republic hosted the third annual Prague 5G Security Conference and released the “Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity.” The nine proposals recognize that a successful transition to 5G and beyond requires a diverse and competitive marketplace, and are intended as a guide for governments to promote supplier diversity and open and interoperable networks.

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition supports the Czech Republic’s Prague Proposals; open and interoperable telecoms networks support supplier diversity, supply chain resiliency and more secure networks. Continued government support for policies that lower barriers to entry, promote innovation, increase competition, improve network security and reduce costs are important to achieving a 5G ecosystem that is diverse, competitive and secure.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

“The Prague Proposals on Telecommunications Supplier Diversity acknowledge the critical role … Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition Congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her Nomination to Chairwoman of the FCC, and Gigi Sohn on her Nomination as Commissioner

Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her nomination as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. Chairwoman Rosenworcel has long recognized the importance of Open RAN for 5G deployment, innovation and supply chain resiliency, and has shown tremendous leadership at the FCC in starting a significant policymaking process in support of Open RAN.

We also offer our congratulations to Gigi Sohn on her nomination to the Federal Communications Commission, and our coalition looks forward to continuing to work together in support of policies that will promote innovation and competition, and creating a diverse and secure supply chain for 5G and beyond.”… Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition Congratulates Alan Davidson on his Nomination to Lead the NTIA

Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“Congratulations to Alan Davidson on his nomination as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The Open RAN Policy Coalition and our members look forward to partnering with NTIA on efforts to spur 5G development and deployment, and to foster open technologies.”… Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition to Coordinate Quad Governments’ Track 1.5 Dialogue on Open RAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governments participating in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a strategic endeavor between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, jointly announced a 5G deployment and diversification effort that will include a track 1.5 dialogue on Open RAN development and adoption, coordinated by the Open RAN Policy Coalition. 

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to continue our work with the Quad governments and industry partners to advance the deployment of open, interoperable and secure telecommunications networks. Fostering public-private cooperation, encouraging the advancement and deployment of Open-RAN, and demonstrating government support for policies that are transparent and market-oriented are all important steps in achieving our shared goal of a 5G ecosystem that is diverse, competitive and resilient.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

“In July, our Coalition partnered with other industry associations to host The Quad Open Read More

Statement on FCC Proposal to Establish Raleigh, NC and Boston, MA as Innovation Zones for Research and Development

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed establishing Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts as new innovation zones for wireless communications research and development. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition applauds FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s proposal to establish “innovation zones” in Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts to help spur the development and integration of Open RAN and 5G network technologies.

Private sector and government collaboration on research, development and test beds that support Open RAN deployment will go a long way towards future-proofing our telecommunications systems by encouraging innovation, competition and vendor diversity in the 5G supply chain. We urge the full Commission to adopt this proposal at its August 5 Open Meeting.”… Read More

Statement on Senate Passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

Today the U.S. Senate voted to pass the United States Innovation and Competition Act. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition applauds the U.S. Senate for its passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), legislation that recognizes the importance of Open RAN in establishing supply chain resiliency and supporting innovation. 5G supply chain security has implications not only for telecom policy, but also for economic policy and economic security.

Provisions in the USICA allowing for the creation of a $1.5 billion Public Wireless Innovation Fund and $500 million for a joint semiconductor and Open RAN multilateral program, both originally authorized as part of the USA Telecommunications Act, will help bolster advanced wireless networks and future-proof our telecommunications systems.

We would like to thank Senate Majority Leader … Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition Files Comments with FCC on Promoting the Deployment of 5G Open RAN

Contact: Emily Covington
[email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC –The Open RAN Policy Coalition filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) on Promoting the Deployment of 5G Open Radio Access Networks.

In its comments, the Coalition writes, “the communications companies that serve markets in the United States and its partners have reached an inflection point in the development and deployment of Open RAN. In short, the commercial communications ecosystem is rapidly developing and deploying Open RAN, thereby advancing the national interests of the United States and its partners.”

The submission details Open RAN offerings that Coalition members have publicly announced as either presently available on the market or coming to market within the next 12-to-24 months, as well as the significant public interest benefits of Open RAN solutions, namely in four categories:

  • Driving increased competition, innovation
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Coalition of Coalitions to Collaborate on Global Open RAN Objectives

Contact: Emily Covington
[email protected]
January 27, 2021

We are excited to announce a coalition of coalitions to collaborate on global Open RAN issues. As nations begin to deploy next generation networks, our goal is to make certain that a healthy, robust ecosystem exists to ensure competition and consumer quality. Our organizations are united by the need for responsible policy action in support of Open RAN, and we look forward to working together on this important objective.

Participating Coalitions include the following:

  • BSA | The Software Alliance
  • CableLabs
  • GSMA
  • Open RAN Policy Coalition
  • Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

Quote from BSA:
“BSA looks forward to collaborating with the Open RAN Policy Coalition to help networks harness the benefits of Open RAN technologies. Software and cloud services will play a central role in new network architectures, generating greater flexibility and agility while providing … Read More

The Open RAN Policy Coalition congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her designation of Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission. Below is a statement from Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her designation as Acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Chairwoman Rosenworcel has recognized that Open RAN is an important part of 5G deployment for both our economy and national security, and that we need private sector and government collaboration on research and development, testbeds, and participation in international standards-setting organizations. We look forward to working with her in support of policies that underscore the potential of Open RAN for spurring innovation and competition, and creating a diverse and secure supply chain for advanced wireless technologies including 5G.” … Read More