Statement on the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States

The “Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States,” a national strategy document released by the White House, outlines a positive vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific that is more connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient.

“The Open RAN Policy Coalition is pleased to see support for Open RAN included in the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States; encouraging openness and interoperability in the radio access network will help ensure that digital infrastructure in the region remains secure. Government support for supplier diversity and cooperation through research and development, shared access to test beds and enabling the development of standards are critical in promoting supply chain resiliency and more secure networks.”
-Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition

“In addition to specifying Open RAN as an opportunity to promote secure and trustworthy digital infrastructure, the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States also pledges to deepen shared resilience in critical networks while building new regional initiatives and strengthening the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue as a premier regional grouping. As the convener for a track 1.5 dialogue on Open RAN for Quad governments, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks forward to collaborating with government and industry leaders to continue discussion about Open RAN as a tool to increase competition, security, and technological neutrality in the Indo-Pacific.”

-Alexander Botting, International Programs Director, Open RAN Policy Coalition