The O-RAN Alliance is a relatively new standards association that’s focusing on creating open connections between various networking elements within 5G.

The alliance just announced its new “Release 002” batch of specification that includes 40 ORAN specifications published since November 2021 including:
ORAN R1 interface: General Aspects and Principles v1.0

ORAN A1 interface: Test Specification v1.0

ORAN Acceleration Abstraction Layer HighPHY Profiles v1.0

ORAN Security Tests Specifications v1.0

and another 36 technical documents that have been updated with extensions and new features.

The alliance published a lengthy post outlining all new improvements

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Marin Ivezic is a Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner in PwC Canada focused on risks of emerging technologies.