"Jio is creating an OTIC to accelerate the telecom industry transformation by driving ready-for-commercialization products and solutions that allow operators to fully realize industry standard, interoperable O-RAN based open platform deployments. We will work with industry partners, including the O-RAN Alliance, operators, OEMs, SOC providers, and SIs, offering a platform for innovation and cooperative development with enhanced tools, systems, and automation. This platform will be inherently interoperable, programmable, and economically disruptive through its creation of a robust ecosystem for O-RAN compliant products and solutions," said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio.
The OTIC aim to expedite how the industry develops open RAN technologies and products that are hardened and supported for real-world deployments. The initial focus is to ensure RAN components from multiple vendors support standard and open interfaces and can interoperate in accordance with O-RAN test specifications. Additional partners are invited to join to advance the creation of ready-to-implement blueprints for RAN solutions conforming to the O-RAN specifications in order to realize open and disaggregated 5G networks.