Today we are announcing the launch of a new subgroup within the TIP OpenRAN 5G NR Project Group – RAN Intelligence & Automation (RIA). The RIA subgroup will enable the OpenRAN ecosystem to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and data science technologies to better address the RAN market needs and improve network economics. Vodafone, BT, and T-Mobile USA will lead the RIA subgroup.
OpenRAN can help wireless network operators improve customer experience, by expanding capacity and coverage efficiently. These benefits can be achieved by faster innovation cycles, greater supply chain diversity, and automation of network operations that also lower overall network TCO.
TIP’s OpenRAN and OpenRAN 5G NR Project Groups are working to create and deploy open, disaggregated and standards-based radio access networks that will enable attractive use cases for connectivity that benefit society and create economic value. TIP’s OpenRAN momentum is driven by operator trials and deployments, including Vodafone’s field trials in UK, Ireland, Turkey, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique, the field trials conducted by Indosat Ooredoo and Smartfren in Indonesia, by Edotco and Celcom Axiata in Malaysia and Etisalat in several markets.