Contact: Emily Covington
June 12, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to welcome 14 new companies to its membership. New members include Ciena, Cohere Technologies, Crown Castle, DeepSig, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, JMA Wireless, Marvell Technology Group, Nokia, Pivotal Commware, Quanta Cloud Technology, Radisys, Reliance Jio, Robin.io, and U.S. Cellular. Coalition membership now totals 45 global technology companies.
“We are pleased with the level of new membership interest the Coalition has received since launching last month,” said Executive Director Diane Rinaldo. “It is testament to the role of Open RAN technology in the future of wireless, and we look forward to further expanding our diverse membership.”
Members of the Open RAN Policy Coalition support policies that promote the adoption of open and interoperable solutions in the Radio Access Network (RAN).
By opening interfaces between the various subcomponents (radios, hardware and software) in the RAN, we move to an environment where networks can be deployed with a more modular design and without being dependent upon a single vendor, potentially lowering the barrier to entry for new innovators.
We believe that this will create innovation, spur competition and expand the supply chain for advanced wireless technologies including 5G.
New members are welcomed by Open RAN Policy Coalition founding members Airspan, Altiostar, AWS, AT&T, Cisco, CommScope, Dell Technologies, DISH Network, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Microsoft, NEC Corporation, NewEdge Signal Solutions, NTT, Oracle, Parallel Wireless, Qualcomm, Rakuten, Samsung Electronics America, Telefónica, US Ignite, Verizon, VMWare, Vodafone, World Wide Technology, and XCOM-Labs. For more information on the Open RAN Policy Coalition, visit www.openRANpolicy.org.