InterDigital enhances engagement with the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance by joining its Strategic Board

Biot, 5th September, 2019: The OpenAirInterfaceTM Software Alliance (OSA) is happy to announce that InterDigital® has decided to take the level of its engagement with the OSA a step further by deciding to take a seat at the Alliance as Strategic Member.

InterDigital® shifting gears and taking position on the Alliance’s Strategic Board is great news for the OSA and the entire OpenAirInterface Community and is testimony of the value OSA creates for its members. The company has already been an Associate Member of the Alliance for the last two years and has been closely working with the OAI team on a multitude of high-end 5G topics like mmW and beam steering that were demonstrated at Mobile World Congress Barcelona in 2018 and 2019.

The greater engagement of InterDigital will further strengthen the Alliance’s vision of accelerating innovation in the wireless industry and will bring new innovative topics on the roadmap of the OAI. We are looking forward to greater collaboration whereby new technologies developed by InterDigital will be prototyped and showcased using the OpenAirInterface stack. Proof-of-concepts of these cutting-edge technologies will in turn go a long way toward showing their viability and adoption across the industry.

Quote from InterDigital®:

Becoming a strategic member of the OSA and combining our expertise with the Alliance’s members will support our ongoing work on wireless 5G development and deployment,” said Laurent Depersin, Research & Innovation Home Lab Director at InterDigital. “This membership will not only help InterDigital prototype and validate our ideas with a true “White Box” Software Defined Radio (SDR) framework featuring best-in-class capabilities, but it will also enhance our expertise and relationships with top-tier 3GPP contributors and reiterate our commitment to influential European and U.S. initiatives like PAWR and EMPOWER.

Check out the Press Release from interDigital here.

About OpenAirInterfaceTM Software Alliance:

OSA is a non-profit organization accelerating and democratizing wireless innovation by promoting 3GPP networks using Open-Source Software over Commercial-Over-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. The OpenAirInterface software stack today offers full 4G and 5G Radio Access Network as well as Core Network implementation. The OSA has more than 70 members from across the globe and thousands of industrial and academic users. It is no exaggeration to state that the OAI software is presently used in almost all ongoing activities in 5G across the globe.

For more information, please visit www.openairinterface.org.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital® develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital® has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital® is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

InterDigital® is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.