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Xilinx Joins the Open RAN Policy Coalition

3rd August 2020
Alex Lynn

Xilinx has announced it has joined the Open RAN Policy Coalition to support the development and deployment of Open RAN 5G technologies. The Open RAN Policy Coalition membership promotes Open RAN as the solution of choice for greater interoperability and security among a multi-vendor ecosystem.

Xilinx has been an active member of the O-RAN alliance and a contributor to the 3GPP specifications for 5G mobile networks. Under the Open RAN Policy Coalition, Xilinx will continue to collaborate with members and key stakeholders to ensure 5G and future networks will be openly developed, interoperable, and adaptable.

“The Open RAN 5G infrastructure rollout represents a significant opportunity as Xilinx is well positioned with the most comprehensive range of devices and platforms for 5G radio, fronthaul and hardware acceleration solutions on the market today,” said Liam Madden, executive vice president and general manager, Wired and Wireless Group, Xilinx. “We are proud to join the Open RAN Policy Coalition and collaborate with its members to deliver to the coalition’s vision of highly interoperable, secure, and open networks.”

“Altiostar is pleased to see Xilinx join the Open RAN Policy Coalition and continue collaborating together toward open 5G networks,” said Thierry Maupile, Executive Vice President, strategy and product management at Altiostar. “Xilinx’s adaptable technology is a great fit to accelerate availability and help drive broader adoption of Open RAN.”

“As a founding member of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, Mavenir is delighted to see Xilinx join the group,” added John Baker, Mavenir Senior Vice President. “Xilinx is a leader in the wireless industry and its adaptable technology brings strong value with performance and cost benefits that align with the goals of the Open RAN Policy coalition to promote Open RAN and interoperable interfaces for 5G infrastructure.”

Earlier this year Telefonica announced an Open RAN collaboration with Xilinx and additional ecosystem partners. Xilinx silicon supports multiple standards, bands, carriers and sub-networks for Open RAN that enable Telefonica to provide a flexible platform for radio, fronthaul, and acceleration of 4G & 5G networks.

With its adaptive silicon platform that integrates numerous key wireless functions within a single Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC, Xilinx offers easy 5G integration for Open RAN solutions while also delivering investment protection. The Xilinx Versal AI Core series is a unique advanced radio beamforming platform solution well suited for Open RAN massive MIMO platforms.

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