Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSE American: WTT) announced today that its CommAgility brand has joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a global community that aims to develop and promote Open Radio Access Network (RAN) products and solutions for mobile networks. With more than 300 members, the O-RAN ALLIANCE is enabling the industry to take advantage of new open virtualized architectures, software and hardware.
"We wholeheartedly support the objectives of the O-RAN ALLIANCE, to promote open architectures for the radio access network, and we intend to develop products based around the O-RAN specifications," said Edward Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director at CommAgility.
“By joining the alliance, we can take advantage of early access to these specifications, as well as promoting our capabilities to the industry,” said Young. “We also plan to provide products to help other alliance members with interoperability testing.”
The membership gives CommAgility access to all O-RAN specifications, including those that are not yet approved or released to the public. The Company will be able to perform interoperability testing and integration of its implementations at plugfests with other alliance members and contributors.
The O-RAN ALLIANCE is helping to drive the adoption by mobile operators of new virtualized architectures with open interfaces. This is enabling operators to accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and speed up the deployment of 5G networks.