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November 22, 2021

Software Radio Systems joins the O-RAN Alliance to support the open-source RAN ecosystem

Software Radio Systems Limited (SRS) announced today that it has joined the O-RAN Alliance to help drive the development and adoption of open source software for the 5G RAN ecosystem. SRS will release its O-RAN-compatible 5G Standalone (SA) gNodeB in 2022. This open-source solution enables ecosystem partners to integrate, test and develop their applications with a performant and customisable RAN stack.

SRS is a long-time proponent of the power of open RAN software. We believe that well-written open software transforms the efficiency of engineering teams while removing friction and barriers to innovation. Our open software is used in commercial and government R&D institutions and companies around the world. Greater scrutiny, feedback and continuous improvement increases the trustworthiness of our software. 

Since 2014, SRS has provided reliable mobile wireless software solutions through the open-source srsRAN project. Formerly known as srsLTE, the project features full-stack UE, eNodeB and EPC applications, supporting complete end-to-end 4G and 5G NSA networks. Written from the ground up to be resilient, performant, understandable and customisable, the srsRAN codebase has grown to over a million lines of code and supports live network deployments in domains as challenging as air-to-ground and Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

As the commercial 5G ecosystem moves to embrace the potential of disaggregated solutions, SRS has joined the O-RAN Alliance to ensure that our open source RAN solutions can be leveraged by partners across the ecosystem. The O-RAN Alliance is a global community of mobile network operators, vendors, and research & academic institutions operating in the RAN industry. The alliance’s mission is to re-shape the RAN industry towards more open, intelligent, virtualised and fully interoperable mobile networks. 

5G SA has the potential to unleash a new wave of innovation for the telecom industry across a variety of new environments and industry verticals. The SRS 5G RAN will offer the perfect platform on which to push the boundaries of what’s possible. SRS looks forward to supporting our partners in the ecosystem on that journey.

About SRS.

Software Radio Systems, Ltd (SRS) is a privately-held EU company headquartered in Ireland. SRS provides high-performance software radio solutions for 4G and 5G supporting the creation of new mobile services. A unique open software approach builds trust and ensures transparency while enabling commercial partners to develop custom solutions for bespoke production networks across challenging terrestrial, air-to-ground and satellite deployments.

Tim Forde

Tim Forde, Ph.D.

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