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ComSoc Technology News (CTN) is a free, online monthly publication that publishes interesting, timely, and newsworthy articles that span a wide range of topics related to the communications technology industry. Our mission is to be an informational resource that brings diverse perspective and thought leadership, while providing a platform for lively discussion amongst our readers.

CTN is run by a team of volunteer editorial board members who are technical experts in diverse fields. All articles are reviewed and edited by a technical editor. The editor-in-chief performs the final review prior to publication. 

September 2023 Issue

Can Domain Specific Languages Pave the Open RAN Road to Success?

Open RAN is a well-known network architecture that has gathered lots of interest from many parties over the last several years.  Most of us are aware of what Open RAN promises and the challenges that the ultimate road to success presents.  Some claim that the key to success is related to the required collaboration between various stakeholders, including service providers, equipment vendors, and regulatory bodies.  Beyond this there are network performance concerns, system integration challenges, potential security risks and the ability to effectively manage, program and maintain such diversely constructed networks. While disaggregating across defined interfaces has been the primary focus until now, disaggregating between software and hardware components is perhaps the holy grail. 

In this month, we welcome back to CTN Alan Gatherer, a veteran of many communication industry domains and long-term Editor in Chief of CTN.  Alan is now with Cirrus360, and they are focusing on how to solve some of these challenges and reach the above mentioned “holy grail”.  Cirrus360 believes that Domain Specific Languages hold the key to unlocking the full potential of Open RAN networks.  We are happy to present this different aspect of communications technology in this month’s edition of CTN.

Miguel Dajer, CTN Editor-in-Chief

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