WASHINGTON, DC – The Open RAN Policy Coalition is thrilled congratulate DeepSig, the recipient of a Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
NTIA’s announcements for the first round of Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund grants began this week, and will recognize the outstanding contributions of companies like DeepSig that are dedicated to driving technological progress to accelerate the adoption and performance of Open RAN for 5G and beyond.
“Congratulations to DeepSig for their well-deserved grant from the NTIA’s Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund,” said Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director of the Open RAN Policy Coalition. “This significant achievement underscores DeepSig’s dedication to advancing innovation in Open RAN through generative AI technologies. It is imperative that we recognize the efforts of the companies playing a critical role in working toward a more open, secure, and interoperable wireless ecosystem.”
The Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund, a $1.5 billion project authorized by Congress in the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, has the potential to spark a continuous cycle of innovation, development, testing, and commercial deployment of Open RAN. It will also open doors for emerging companies to enter and compete in the global communications market.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner, a key leader in advocating for Open RAN as part of a supply chain that is diverse, competitive and secure, said about the grant announcement, “I was proud to author the language creating the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund back in 2020 and fight for its funding last year. These grants will spur movement towards open-architecture, software-based wireless technologies, funding innovative, ‘leap-ahead’ technologies in the domestic mobile broadband market.”
The Open RAN Policy Coalition represents a group of companies formed to promote policies that will advance the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN) as a means to create innovation, spur competition and expand the supply chain for advanced wireless technologies including 5G. For more information about the Coalition and its initiatives, please visit www.openRANpolicy.org.