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Open RAN Forum: Policy, collaboration and driving competition in an Open RAN ecosystem

October 14, 2020

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There’s a lot of explaining to do around Open RAN, both in terms of what it is and what it is not, even as U.S. policymakers show keen interest in helping to drive Open RAN development.

Diane Rinaldo, executive director of OpenRAN Policy Coalition, said that the recently formed group of 56 companies often has to start with educating people about the basics, as well as the fact that the group doesn’t see Open RAN as one specific technology.

“Our message is simple: If you standardize the interfaces and the protocols, you allow for a mix-and-match, and when you do that you’re going to be able to drive competition and innovation,” Rinaldo said during yesterday’s Open RAN Forum virtual event.

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