Fourth Quad Open RAN Forum

On June 15, the Open RAN Policy Coalition, along with partner associations Assocham and Keidanren, hosted the Fourth Quad Open RAN Forum in Tokyo, Japan.

As participants in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the U.S. (“Quad governments”) continue to emphasize the importance of secure and trusted infrastructure for 5G and advanced wireless networks, and support vendor diversity across the telecoms ecosystem. Open RAN continues to have a significant role in delivering on these priorities.

The Fourth Quad Forum was a continuation of the Track 1.5 dialogue on Open RAN, a series of events and discussions bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss progress on Open RAN deployments and facilitating innovation in telecoms infrastructure.

Topics covered at the Forum included financing Open RAN deployments at scale, Open RAN opportunities in the Indo-Pacific, and breakout sessions to discuss potential Quad activities to support unlocking funding for Open RAN deployments and identify where Quad stakeholders should partner with non-Quad governments and organizations to enhance the impact of the Track 1.5’s work. The event included participants from each of the Quad governments, along with a diverse group of industry representatives including mobile network operators, systems integrators, equipment vendors and semiconductor manufacturers.