Institute for Telecommunication Sciences / Research / 5G / International Open RAN Symposia (IORS)


September 17–19, 2024 in Boulder, Colorado


The International Open RAN Symposia (IORS) is a series of annual, multi-day convenings to accelerate the global adoption and deployment of interoperable Open Radio Access Networks (RAN). The goal of the symposia is to create a community of practice for consistent and repeatable Open RAN testing which includes existing or newly initiated testing laboratories, government partners, industry, and standards development organizations.


  • Registration: coming soon
  • Location: in or near Boulder, CO, USA (details coming soon)
  • Participation: add your interest in participation to this Google Sheet
  • Draft agenda: coming soon


The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will spearhead the establishment of IORS, and will host the first symposium in Boulder, Colorado, USA, September 17–19, 2024.  We welcome participation from interested, like-minded companies and governments from around the world.

After the first symposium, NTIA will seek volunteers to host future in-person events. These symposia will be hosted at different venues around the world to enable a wide variety of participation.


The first symposium will include a technical track to examine testing procedures and a policy track to facilitate discussions on policy considerations for international Open RAN adoption.  The two tracks will come together at the end of the symposium to present their key conclusions and discuss next steps.

The first symposium will organize specific lab testing projects. Of particular interest are open, collaborative efforts that leverage resources from multiple organizations to establish general solutions, and collaborative testing efforts between labs in established countries and emerging economies.