Project Group is an initiative to define and build 2G, 3G and 4G RAN solutions based on a general-purpose vendor-neutral hardware and software-defined technology.


Adnan Boustany

5G Product Marketing Manager


Devang Solanky

RAN Product Manager

What is OpenRAN?

OpenRAN is a vendor-neutral disaggregation of RAN at both the hardware and software levels on general purpose processor-based platforms. It implements an open interface between components (e.g., RU/CU/DU) using hardware- and software-defined functions.

OpenRAN features multiple architecture options:

  • An integrated RAN with disaggregation at the hardware and software levels
  • A split RAN with RU, BBU (DU/CU)
  • A split RAN with RU, DU, and CU

The flexibility of multivendor solutions enables a diverse ecosystem for operators to choose best-of-breed options for their 2G/3G/4G and 5G deployments. Solutions can be implemented on bare metal as well as on virtualized or containerized platforms.

OpenRAN is fully compliant with principles set forth in its charter.

Download the Project Charter

OpenRAN: the operator’s perspective

A survey for Mavenir

What are the mobile operator plans to deploy OpenRAN in their 4G and, eventually, in their 5G networks?

Learn more and download the report

Events & Talks

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Events

Light Reading: TIP OpenRAN: Towards Disaggregated Mobile Networking

Jun 30, 2020

8:00 am PDT | 11:00 am PDT | 4:00 pm BST As operators enter the 5G-era, the RAN is increasingly software-driven and based on open implementation and open interfaces. Join this session where panelists will discuss highlights from the Heavy Reading white paper recently published by Gabriel Brown, focu...

TIP Summit 2019

Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 14, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

Telecom and internet industry leaders will gather in Amsterdam for our fourth annual TIP Summit, where TIP Members share the latest updates on TIP technology.

TIP Regional Summits ’19

Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
São Paulo, Brazil, and Singapore
Sao Paulo, Brazil

In June, 2019, Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is hosting multiple gatherings around the world as part of its TIP Regional Summit series.

MWC 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 Barcelona
Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908
Barcelona, Spain
+ Google Map

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is bringing its hands-on innovation to Barcelona as the mobile community gathers for Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019.

TIP Summit 2018

Oct 16, 2018 - Oct 17, 2018
London, UK
London United Kingdom + Google Map

On October 16 & 17 over 1,200 members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) community gathered in London for our third annual TIP Summit, where we highlighted some of our most significant TIP Project Group developments and discussed our vision for the future of TIP.

TIP Summit 2017

Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 9, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA United States + Google Map

Over 1,000 attendees from 39 countries came together at the second annual TIP Summit to learn, connect, and collaborate. During the two-day event, the TIP community discussed progress on project groups, heard from TIP board members and industry voices, and shared new ideas to shape the future of the...