AMI Joins O-RAN ALLIANCE as Contributor to Facilitate Open RAN Standards Development and RAN Multi-vendor Interoperability

Sep 21, 2021 | AMI in the News

DULUTH, GEORGIA – AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world’s connected digital infrastructure, is pleased to announce that it has recently joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE® (O-RAN®) as a Contributor. In doing so, AMI intends to help facilitate the continued development of open RAN standards and multi-vendor interoperable products and solutions that are more secure and easier to integrate into operator networks.

The O-RAN ALLIANCE is a worldwide community of mobile network operators, vendors, researchers and academic institutions operating in the Radio Access Network (RAN) industry. Its mission is to reshape the industry towards more intelligent, open, virtualized and fully interoperable mobile networks by delivering open RAN standards that enable a more competitive and vibrant RAN supplier ecosystem, with faster innovation that improves the user experience. In addition to its activities in specification development, O-RAN is also deeply involved in open software development for RAN and the support of O-RAN member companies in the testing and integration of their O-RAN implementations.

As a new Contributor, AMI will actively participate in several workgroups within O-RAN that best align with the company’s core competencies, as well as its ongoing contributions to the OpenBMC™ project of The Linux Foundation®, the Open Compute Project®, expansion of the UEFI Specification driven by the UEFI® Forum and the OpenRAN Project Group of the Telecom Infra Project® (TIP).

“AMI has business relationships with every silicon vendor, OEM and ODM in the O-RAN ALLIANCE and a majority of the other O-RAN Contributors. As such, it is a natural outgrowth of our expanding participation in the 5G telco ecosystem that we join O-RAN as a Contributor at this time,” said Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI.

“Our UEFI BIOS boot firmware and BMC management firmware development expertise will bring added value to our O-RAN colleagues and help drive full interoperability within the RAN ODM and OEM supplier ecosystem. With AMI booting and beginning the root of trust via our firmware – and with firmware security being a growing concern for all operators – we believe that today’s announcement of our new status within the O-RAN ALLIANCE will be welcome news. We look forward to deeper collaboration with other O-RAN members and contributing to our shared goals,” he added.

O-RAN ALLIANCE® and O-RAN® are registered marks of O-RAN ALLIANCE e.V. in the United States and other countries. UEFI is a trademark and/or registered trademark of the Unified EFI Forum, Inc. OpenBMC™ is a trademark of LF Projects, LLC in the US and other countries. The Linux Foundation is a registered trademark of The Linux Foundation Corporation in the US and/or other countries. Telecom Infra Project is a registered trademark of Telecom Infra Project, Inc. in the US and other countries.

About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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