StandICT.eu is an EU H2020 Coordination and Support Action with the central goal of ensuring a neutral, reputable, pragmatic, and fair approach to support European and Associated states presence in the international ICT standardisation scene. This StandICT project aims to include cell-free massive MIMO solutions with respect to the framework needed at the O-RAN architecture. Nowadays 5G networks are in an ongoing transition towards the open-RAN (O-RAN) networks. The O-RAN alliance provides specification documents for future networks based on open protocols. However, the existing O-RAN specifications do not cover the cell-free paradigm, even though it is already proved that cell-free can bring essential improvements to the network’s capacity and improve EMF radiation of the 5G. Cell-free is gaining momentum and there are new calls for proposals by European Commission, 6G-IA, and other institutions that assume dedicated budgets for research and development starting from relatively low TRL onwards. The cell-free paradigm has strong visibility in recent research papers and running EU projects (e.g. H2020 MARSAL, SNS JU 6G-BRICKS, H2020 REINDEER, H2020 6G BRAINS). Moreover, the work of the 5G-PPP alliance with its “6G architecture” whitepaper brings the important role of cell-free. IS-Wireless is one of the pioneering EU O-RAN vendors of a complete fully virtualized RAN based 5G and beyond 5G mobile networks that provide E2E connectivity to customers. IS-Wireless has been actively working on cell-free paradigms and already developed several solutions.