The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of 35 leading wireless companies and associations, today announced the launch of OpenAirX-Labs (OAX) as part of the PAWR program. OAX is the North American home for development, testing, and integration of the OpenAirInterface (OAI) Software Alliance's open source 5G standalone software stack. It is the newest resource in the PAWR program, a public-private partnership promoting wireless research through the development of multiple outdoor, large-scale wireless testbeds across the U.S.
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"OAX will expand accessibility of 5G and beyond to an entire ecosystem of innovators," said Charles Schroeder, NI Fellow. "NI is excited by the trend toward more open, software-defined platforms and what that means for the wireless research community, industry and ultimately consumers."
"Radisys has a strong, ongoing commitment in support of initiatives that accelerate the Open 5G transformation," said Munish Chhabra, Head of Mobility Software and Services Business, Radisys. "The OpenAirX-Labs addresses an industry need for tested and validated solutions that guarantee the interoperability of open 5G RAN software solutions from multiple vendors, and we are proud to participate in this critical initiative to ensure the commercialization of open 5G software."