Facebook Connectivity joins the Strategic Board of the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance

The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance is proud to share the exciting news that Facebook Connectivity has joined the organization’s Strategic Board.

Facebook Connectivity works closely with partners including mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers and more to develop programs and technologies that increase the availability, affordability and awareness of high-quality internet access.

In its four year history, OpenAirInterface has served as an innovation agent and catalyst. The OpenAirInterface Software Alliance has always prided itself on being the “5G software alliance for democratising wireless innovation.” OAI is focused on accomplishing its goals of creating software that matters for industry and thus for tomorrow’s markets.

Our two organizations have a history of collaboration. The OAI Evolved Packet Core today sits at the heart of Magma, an open source software platform by Facebook Connectivity that gives network operators an open, flexible and extendable mobile core network solution. The OpenAirInterface team believes that this new strategic relationship will further enable collaboration between the Magma and OAI teams to lay the foundations of a converged Open Core Network catering to the needs of research communities as well as industry’s use-cases.

“Facebook Connectivity is dedicated to enabling better and broader global connectivity, bringing more people online to a faster internet,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president for Facebook Connectivity. “We look forward to collaborating with the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance as they work to expand 4G deployment and densification opportunities and develop upcoming 5G technology solutions that have the potential to improve connectivity globally.”

About Facebook Connectivity

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Critical to this mission is high-quality internet access, which gives people a voice and creates opportunities to share knowledge that can strengthen local communities and global economies. Facebook Connectivity works closely with partners including mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers and more to develop programs and technologies—including Express WiFi, Magma and Terragraph—that increase the availability, affordability and awareness of high-quality internet access, bringing more people online to a faster internet. To learn more, visit: https://connectivity.fb.com.