Open-Air Interface
Organization Membership

Entropy Solution joined the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance as Associate Member to work on Emergency Communications.

We are proud to announce that Entropy Solution joined the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance to work on Emergency Communications.

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What is the OpenAir Interface Organization?

The mission of the OpenAirInterfaceTM Software Alliance (OSA) is to provide software and tools for 5G Wireless Research and Product Development.

Why is there a need of Open Source for 5G?

The current generation of hardware/software for radio access network (RAN) consist of large numbers of proprietary elements that stifle innovation and increase the cost for the operators to deploy new services/application in an ever-changing fast paced cellular networks. Open source software running on general purpose processors (such as x86, ARM) can greatly simplify network access, reduce cost, increase flexibility, improve innovation speed and accelerate time-to-market for introduction of new services.There is already a movement going on within the industry on the development of Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts to open the proprietary interfaces to control the RAN hardware/software. At the same time, open-source has made a very significant impact in the extremities of current networks, namely in the terminals due to the Android ecosystem and in cloud infrastructure due, in part, to the OpenStack ecosystem. We believe an open source implementation of fully real-time stack (eNB, UE and core network) on general purpose processors when combined with SDN, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and OpenStack and bring significant efficiency in RAN design from both innovation and cost perspective.

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