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 of government collaboration in fostering the development of telecoms networks that are flexible, resilient and secure. Our Coalition appreciates the leadership of the Czech Republic in releasing these important principles and we look forward to working together with governments worldwide to advance policies that welcome diverse market entrants and promote open and interoperable technologies.”
-Alexander Botting, International Programs Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition