Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the America COMPETES Act of 2022. Below is a statement from Open RAN Policy Coalition Executive Director Diane Rinaldo:
“The Open RAN Policy Coalition applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the America COMPETES Act, legislation that recognizes the importance of Open RAN in establishing supply chain resiliency and supporting innovation. Funding and provisions in the Act that support the creation of a Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund and Open RAN programs will help bolster advanced wireless networks and future-proof our telecommunications systems.
5G supply chain security has implications for telecom policy, economic policy and economic security, which is why the Open RAN Policy Coalition encourages members in both the House and Senate to support the passage of legislation that funds the goals set forth in the previously authorized bipartisan USA Telecommunications Act.”