Open RAN Policy Coalition to Coordinate Quad Governments’ Track 1.5 Dialogue on Open RAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Governments participating in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a strategic endeavor between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, jointly announced a 5G deployment and diversification effort that will include a track 1.5 dialogue on Open RAN development and adoption, coordinated by the Open RAN Policy Coalition. 

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to continue our work with the Quad governments and industry partners to advance the deployment of open, interoperable and secure telecommunications networks. Fostering public-private cooperation, encouraging the advancement and deployment of Open-RAN, and demonstrating government support for policies that are transparent and market-oriented are all important steps in achieving our shared goal of a 5G ecosystem that is diverse, competitive and resilient.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

“In July, our Coalition partnered with other industry associations to host The Quad Open RAN Forum. This was the first time that government and industry leaders from Quad countries were brought together to discuss how the transition to Open RAN will promote competition, security, and technological neutrality. We look forward to building upon those discussions and coordinating the Quad’s track 1.5 dialogue on Open RAN. This will be a valuable platform for government and industry to identify opportunities for collaboration in the region, demonstrating the scalability and security of open, standards-based technology.”
-Alexander Botting, International Programs Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition