Samsung was chosen as an official member of the Technical Overseas Committee (TOC) for the O-RAN Open Source project at an online conference held recently. The highest decision-making body of the O-RAN Software Community (SC).
Samsung will play a key role in the TOC decision-making of the O-RAN Open Source Project from starting this April and extending to 2023. Via its partnership with the O-RAN Alliance, Samsung is growing its presence in the open-source RAN, an area presently in the spotlight due to its potential as a next-generation Radio Access Network (RAN) technology.
Thanks to this pioneering position, Samsung, along with 11 other companies, has been selected as a member of the TOC, the main voting center of O-RAN SC.
Setting global specifications and standards
O-RAN SC TOC has six international telecommunications companies – AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, Orange, NTT DoCoMo, and TIM – and six telecommunications equipment and component providers – Samsung Electronics, Ericsson, Nokia, Winddriver, Radis, and Viavi.
O-RAN SC is supported by the O-RAN Alliance, which publishes scripts and develops and publishes its software in accordance with the specifications as an open-source. With this guaranteed TOC membership and open source leadership, Samsung intends to continue to support advanced AI / ML (Machine Learning) online research based on O-RAN technology.