Arm joins global 5G action group
Cambridge superchip architect Arm is joining 60 global companies in a coalition designed to boost 5G infrastructure globally.
It has become a member of the Open Radio Access Network (RAN) Policy Coalition – a cross-section of leading telecom hardware, software, and mobile network service providers working with governments across the globe to support open and interoperable solutions in the RAN.
Panch Chandrasekaran, director of segment marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm, believes this is a gamechanger for 5G delivery. He said: “For more than two decades, Arm technology has been at the heart of cellular technology and mobile device computing.
“From base stations to handsets, Arm is ubiquitous from the network to end devices and will span all key areas of 5G, the fastest growing generation of wireless cellular.
“As 5G matures and deployments accelerate there is a growing desire for faster innovation and agility in network technology.
“Virtualisation and open and interoperable solutions foster the innovation and community-driven approach to solving some of the biggest challenges in 5G infrastructure and they are gaining attention from operators deploying networks as well as government policymakers supporting 5G deployments.
“We continue to work with the Arm ecosystem to build on the development of open and interoperable network solutions by contributing to more than 100 open-source initiatives.
“For generations, collaboration has been the centre point for why Arm is used by 70 per cent of the world’s population. Joining an organisation like the Open RAN Policy Coalition presents another important opportunity for us to further enable telcos and vendors to deploy an infrastructure that can support the promise and potential of a 5G world.”