OpenRAN

OpenRAN is an initiative to define and build 2G, 3G and 4G RAN solutions based on a general-purpose vendor-neutral hardware and software-defined technology.

Group Structure

Co-Chairs:
Andrew Dunkin (Vodafone)
Adnan Boustany (Intel)

Technologies

This project group’s main objective is the development of fully programmable RAN solutions based on General Purpose Processing Platforms (GPPP) and disaggregated software so they can benefit from the flexibility and faster pace of innovation capable with software-driven development.

To achieve this, the project helps enable an open ecosystem of complete solutions and solution components that take advantage of the latest capabilities of GPPPs, both at a software level and also using programmable offload mechanisms such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA).

The project complements existing TIP projects and focuses on disaggregation of virtualized RAN solutions into different components and ensuring each individual component can be efficiently deployed on GPP platforms.

Recent News

RFIs for OpenRAN Technology to Help Improve Connectivity

June 20, 2018

TIP launched the OpenRAN Project Group at the TIP Summit 2017 to bring a more flexible approach to Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment design and deployment. Building RAN equipment with open architectures can unlock innovative technologies and new network efficiencies, making it possible to further extend network coverage and to upgrade existing networks.

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Events & Talks

Past Events

October 16-17, 2018
ExCel Centre London, UK

TIP Summit ’18

OOPT attended TIP Summit, in October in London, with several presentations and demos.

June 11-15, 2018
London, UK

RAN World 2018

We attended RAN World, in October in Rome, with several presentations and demos.

Santa Clara, California
November 8 & 9

TIP Summit ’17