Wind River has joined the O-RAN Alliance in an effort to further advance 5G network technologies. Championing the principles of openness and intelligence, the O-RAN Alliance is working to evolve radio access networks (RAN).
“As 5G continues to roll out, Wind River aims to ensure alignment with its open source platform infrastructure products and O-RAN. A leader in the early 5G landscape, Wind River technology is powering the majority of 5G RAN deployments.” read the company statement
As an infrastructure provider, the company will focus on O-RAN workgroups where it can make key contributions, such as the Cloudification and Orchestration Workgroup and the White Box Hardware Workgroup.
Virtual RAN and C-RAN are two of the most common use cases for Wind River Linux and Titanium Cloud.
The O-RAN Alliance was founded by telecommunications operators and is committed to further innovating radio access networks (RAN) built on virtualized network elements, white box hardware, and standardized interfaces with the core principles of openness and intelligence in mind. With greater standardization and as interfaces become more open, this can accelerate RAN innovation and lower network costs to ultimately make virtual RAN easier to accomplish.
“We look forward to contributing our expertise around proven infrastructure virtualization technologies and continue our work to help the industry develop the intelligent foundation needed for the next generation of telecommunications.” Wind River added.
With open source being a core value for the O-RAN project, Yocto Project–based Wind River Linux and the StarlingX technologies available in Titanium Cloud can help customers deploy virtualized services faster, at a lower cost, and with the strict uptime that 5G RAN will demand.
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