Rutgers Joins NTIA Consortium to Lead the Next Generation of Wireless Network Innovation

A team from WINLAB led by Chief Technologist, Ivan Seskar (PI) is part of the Acceleration of Compatibility and Commercialization for Open RAN Deployments (ACCoRD) consortium led by AT&T and Verizon, that has been awarded a $42M grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The diverse consortium of U.S. carriers, foreign carriers, universities and equipment suppliers comes together with the goal of catalyzing the global adoption of interoperable infrastructure in wireless networks.  As one of the few O-RAN Test and Integration Centers (OTIC) in North America, the team from WINLAB will leverage its specialized capabilities in prototyping and preliminary testing of wireless technologies, in supporting the broader team's ability to innovate and deploy the next generation of wireless products. Please see the press release about the award here.
Congratulations to the WINLAB team!