October 20, 2021

FCC hopes its OpenRAN showcase will encourage operators ‘to invest in network security’

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has announced the US telecoms regulator will host an OpenRAN showcase next month.

OpenRAN is one of the industry’s most exciting new trends. The interoperable equipment provides greater flexibility to carriers and helps them to avoid vendor lock-in.

Governments are increasingly becoming cheerleaders of OpenRAN due to the security benefits of having many vendors in a network. This is especially true in many Western countries following geopolitical events in recent years.

Rosenworcel said:

“OpenRAN can help drive 5G security, innovation, and vendor diversity in the United States.

This showcase is an opportunity to jump-start US innovation in this critical technology and to build on our strengths in network infrastructure and software.”

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