On June 15, the U.S.-India Business Council and the Open RAN Policy Coalition hosted a joint roundtable on global deployments in Open RAN with a specific focus on India.
“The confluence of Open RAN deployments and 5G rollouts provides a unique opportunity to rebalance technology competitiveness, add security and diversity to telecoms supply chains and vendor markets, and importantly, innovate, expand capacity and improve the customer experience,” said Diane Rinaldo, Executive Director of the Open RAN Policy Coalition. “By promoting open, interoperable hardware and software, the deployments of 5G systems could dramatically reshape the way operators invest and build while providing consumer benefit through secure networks at lower cost.
The event, Partnerships to Drive 5G Deployments and Open RAN Scalability, featured scene-setting remarks from Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.
U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intelligence, kicked off a roundtable discussion on key areas impacting the advancement and deployment of Open RAN. The roundtable included industry representatives including semiconductor manufacturers, mobile network operators, systems integrators and equipment vendors, along with business leaders from India. Following the discussion, Amit Mital, Senior Director of the National Security Council, provided closing remarks.
Addressing the event, Nisha Biswal, Senior Vice President for International Strategy & Global Initiatives at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said, “Governments should focus on addressing the barriers to 5G deployment and pursue strategies that avoid burdensome mandates and maintain technology neutrality. Network operators should be empowered to work with their suppliers to make network investments that advance wireless network functionality and reliability. Open RAN can be facilitated by enabling access to capital for R&D, and leveraging test beds to facilitate Open RAN deployment based on the ability to pilot, promote interoperability, and ensure the success of high-quality 5G and Open RAN use cases.”
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The Open RAN Policy Coalition is a diverse group of information and communications technology companies in support of policies that promote a diverse and competitive wireless market, break down barriers to entry for new players, and create a future in which RAN architecture is based on open and interoperable interfaces.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) aims to create an inclusive bilateral trade environment between India and the United States by serving as the voice of industry, linking governments to businesses, and supporting long-term commercial partnerships that will nurture the spirit of entrepreneurship, create jobs, and successfully contribute to the global economy.