Chair Dr. Kashif Ali


OpenCellular – Wireless Access Platform Design

This project group will focus on wireless access platforms (including cellular) and related technologies, integrate with various backhaul subsystem and engage with software projects (e.g., firmware, stacks, core and management) to develop solutions running on the OpenCellular platform, and support an ecosystem of contributors, OEMs, distributors and system integrators.

Facebook has open-sourced the OpenCellular files including schematic, layout, CAD files and software as part of the project group to help accelerate creation of an open new ecosystem where new ideas can be tested.

OpenCellular Grant Program

OpenCellular Grants (OCG) is a program to fund, promote and accelerate the non-commercial development and deployment of OpenCellular (OC) equipment in rural areas where access to cellular is limited.  The successful development and adoption of OC in rural communities could lead to significantly more people gaining access to cellular service.

The OCG grant program is specifically designed to address this opportunity.

Working groups

Radio Access
Co-leads: Jean-Francois Lacasse, Manager, Wireless Broadband Group, Cavium
David Bourget, Director, Nuran Wireless

Automated Test

Co-leads: Mark Buffo, R&D integration manager, Keysight

Deployments and applications
Co-leads: Michael Darcy, CEO, AMN
Lance Condray, Infrastructure strategist, Facebook