Empowering Global Connectivity: The Open RAN Revolution

Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo contributed to the August edition of 5G Magazine, which was focused on Open RAN.

In her piece, Diane says that Open RAN holds the key to enabling secure and diverse telecoms infrastructure, supporting the advancement of 5G and advanced wireless networks, and fostering innovation and competition in the telecommunications industry. By continuing to work globally with policymakers, standards bodies and industry stakeholders, we can incentivize deployments, unlock funding for Open RAN and foster policies that will usher in a new era of global connectivity to bridge the digital divide, stimulate economic growth, and propel humanity towards a more connected and prosperous future.

She notes that there is a global momentum towards Open RAN, due in part to government support worldwide, which has played a critical role in driving the transition to an open approach to 5G. Collaboration among governments, policymakers, industry stakeholders, and standards bodies is helping to facilitate the deployment of Open RAN and ensure seamless interoperability across networks. By continuing to foster global standardization, governments can use Open RAN to their advantage in enhancing connectivity in remote and underserved regions, narrowing the digital divide and promoting socio-economic development worldwide.

You can find the full article on TeckNexus.