Statement on U.S. Senate passage of the CHIPS Act of 2022

Today the U.S. Senate voted to pass the CHIPS Act of 2022. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition commends the U.S. Senate for its passage of the CHIPS Act, legislation that includes funding to invest in a reliable and secure Open RAN telecommunications supply chain. This funding is critical to the ongoing development and deployment of 5G and advanced wireless networks, and will encourage continued innovation and competition in the telecommunications ecosystem. That Open RAN has received broad and bipartisan support across U.S. and allied nation governments is testament to its ability to leverage private sector ingenuity and public-private partnerships to further advance wireless technologies.

Our Coalition is grateful to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Todd Young for their leadership on this important legislation, and to … Read More

U.S.-India Business Council and Open RAN Policy Coalition Host Roundtable on Partnerships to Drive 5G Deployments and Open RAN Scalability

On June 15, the U.S.-India Business Council and the Open RAN Policy Coalition hosted a joint roundtable on global deployments in Open RAN with a specific focus on India.

“The confluence of Open RAN deployments and 5G rollouts provides a unique opportunity to rebalance technology competitiveness, add security and diversity to telecoms supply chains and vendor markets, and importantly, innovate, expand capacity and improve the customer experience,” said Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director of the Open RAN Policy Coalition. “By promoting open, interoperable hardware and software, the deployments of 5G systems could dramatically reshape the way operators invest and build while providing consumer benefit through secure networks at lower cost.

The event, Partnerships to Drive 5G Deployments and Open RAN Scalability, featured scene-setting remarks from Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology and FCC Chairwoman Jessica … Read More

Statement on the Quad Leaders’ Tokyo Summit 2022

On May 24, the leaders of governments participating in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue released a Quad Joint Leaders’ Statement and accompanying Fact Sheet on the Quad Leaders’ Tokyo Summit 2022.

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition is delighted to see that discussions between Quad governments on Critical and Emerging Technologies have continued and that the advancement of interoperability, security, supplier diversity and Open RAN remains a priority. We look forward to continuing our dialogue with the Quad governments in the months ahead and continuing to advance Open RAN in the Indo-Pacific region.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director

“We’re pleased to see the announcement of a new Memorandum of Cooperation on 5G Supplier Diversification and Open RAN, under which the Quad governments can further cooperate on technical exchanges and testbed activity to advance interoperability and telecommunications cybersecurity. This year, the Open RAN Policy

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Statement on the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

The “Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States,” a national strategy document released by the White House, outlines a positive vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific that is more connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient.

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to see support for Open RAN included in the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States; encouraging openness and interoperability in the radio access network will help ensure that digital infrastructure in the region remains secure. Government support for supplier diversity and cooperation through research and development, shared access to test beds and enabling the development of standards are critical in promoting supply chain resiliency and more secure networks.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

“In addition to specifying Open RAN as an opportunity to promote secure and trustworthy digital infrastructure, the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the … Read More

Statement on U.S. House passage of the America COMPETES Act of 2022

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the America COMPETES Act of 2022. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the America COMPETES Act, legislation that recognizes the importance of Open RAN in establishing supply chain resiliency and supporting innovation. Funding and provisions in the Act that support the creation of a Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund and Open RAN programs will help bolster advanced wireless networks and future-proof our telecommunications systems.

5G supply chain security has implications for telecom policy, economic policy and economic security, which is why the Open RAN Policy Coalition encourages members in both the House and Senate to support the passage of legislation that funds the goals set forth in the … Read More

Statement on National Security Leaders’ Letter to Congress in Support of Bipartisan Competitiveness Legislation

More than a dozen former senior U.S. national security officials released a letter encouraging Congress to quickly pass legislation funding critical technology efforts. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:

“We are pleased to see that a letter signed by top national security leaders in support of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 (USICA) acknowledged the USA Telecommunications Act and Open RAN as strategic portions of the supply chain. Government support for the transition to open and interoperable networks is critical for establishing supply chain resiliency and supporting continued innovation; as these leaders recognize, 5G supply chain security has implications not only for telecom policy, but also for economic policy and economic security. The Open RAN Policy Coalition supports the passage of legislation that funds the goals set forth in the previously … Read More

Open RAN Policy Coalition Congratulates Alan Davidson on his Confirmation as Head of NTIA

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

“Congratulations to Alan Davidson on his confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The NTIA has made tremendous efforts to spur 5G development and deployment; the Open RAN Policy Coalition and our membership look forward to working with Assistant Secretary Davidson and his team to foster open technologies and in support of Open RAN as a driving force for innovation, competition, vendor diversity and security for 5G and beyond.”

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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