Arm has announced that it is joining 60 global companies as a member of Open Radio Access Network (RAN) Policy Coalition, a cross-section of leading telecom hardware, software, and mobile network service providers working with governments across the globe to support open and interoperable 5G RAN systems.
Panch Chandrasekaran, director of segment marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm adds, “For generations, collaboration has been the center point for why Arm is used by 70% of the world’s population. Joining an organization like the Open RAN Policy Coalition presents another important opportunity for us to further enable telcos and vendors to deploy an infrastructure that can support the promise and potential of a 5G world.”
As 5G matures and deployments accelerate, virtualization and open and interoperable systems are able to provide innovation and a community-driven approach to solving some of the biggest challenges in 5G infrastructure. Operators are looking to open and interoperable systems that bare software programmable to cut OPEX and enable services to be implemented or adapted rapidly to adjust to market dynamics.
Arm continues to work on its ecosystem to build on the development of open and interoperable networks by contributing to more than 100 open-source initiatives. The company has also joined organizations such as the Telecom Infra Project, O-RAN Alliance, fdi.io, DPDK and Linux Foundation.