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May 13, 2021

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Tech companies, telecoms urge FCC to support Open Radio Access Network ecosystem to spur innovation, not mandates

By Sara Friedman / May 3, 2021

Technology companies and telecommunications groups are asking the Federal Communications Commission to consider the full scope of the Open Radio Access Network marketplace when it comes to implementing new security and vendor diversity policies, and to encourage the government to participate in discussions with international standards bodies.

The FCC released a notice of inquiry in March looking for feedback from industry on the “opportunities and potential challenges” of Open RAN and ways the commission could support its development. The...

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