Xilinx joins the Open RAN Policy Coalition
28 July 2020
Further demonstrates commitment to 5G wireless market growth with broad technology portfolio to enable deployment of open networks across multi-vendor ecosystems.
Xilinx, a supplier of programmable logic devices & inventor of the FPGA, has announced that 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 & General Manager, Wired & 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 & 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,” said 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, one of the world’s largest mobile network providers, 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 unique and 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, ideal for Open RAN massive MIMO platforms. From radio to fronthaul and acceleration, Xilinx creates the field-proven 5G silicon solutions of choice for the world’s leading 5G infrastructure providers.
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