NGMN Alliance Achieves Major Milestone to Open Radio Equipment Interface

Frankfurt, Germany and London, UK February 16th 2010 – The Board of the NGMN Alliance has endorsed the proposal to seek establishment of an ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) – Open Radio Equipment Interface (ORI) to further develop and maintain the specifications for open interfaces between Remote Equipment Control (REC)(1*) and Radio Equipment (RE)(2*). These specifications will be built on the implementation recommendations that have already been developed within the NGMN Alliance. Objective of the open interface specifications for radio equipment will be to ensure more economical and efficient deployment of base stations and will also consider ecological aspects when renewing a system in the next generation mobile network. An open interface between REC-RE will enable the possibility to connect and operate equipment from different vendor origin.


DoCoMo LTE Devices in 2010

Wednesday, 29 April 2009 -- LG Electronics Inc. will ship Long-Term Evolution (LTE) modem chips to NTT DoCoMo Inc. from March 2010, according to a report in The Korea Times. An LG spokesman confirmed that DoCoMo will use its LTE modem...