On May 28, the Open RAN Policy Coalition filed reply comments in the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on Promoting the Deployment of 5G Open Radio Access Networks.
Initial comments in this landmark proceeding provide a robust foundational record regarding the growing Open RAN market, show widespread consensus about the potential public benefits Open RAN can produce, and coalescence around several key steps the Commission and other policymakers can take to support these outcomes.
Commenters also express consensus that policies supporting industry innovation and carrier choice – not government mandates or legal preferences – will enable the market to realize the benefits of Open RAN. Commenters describe active and diverse engagement in industry organizations that are driving standardization, testing, and other real-world advancement toward open and interoperable interfaces in the RAN.
Our letter provides a distillation of the record on these and other points in the record that support the Coalition’s advocacy for policies that advance Open RAN. The reply comments are available for download on our Resources page.