ATIS and NGMN Alliance sign 5G cooperation agreement

North American standards body and mobile operator-led broadband technology organisation will team up to drive the development of 5G

ATIS and NGMN Alliance sign 5G cooperation agreement

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance have announced that they will strengthen their relationship to foster closer co-operation in the area of 5G.

ATIS is the North American organisational partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the main mobile standards body. The NGMN Alliance was set up in 2006 by a number of mobile network operators with the aim of driving and guiding the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G.

The newly signed co-operation agreement therefore brings together two widely recognised industry organisations in the field of next generation mobile broadband technology. ATIS and NGMN aim to enable and support the timely delivery of 5G to the market. In the coming years, both parties intend to achieve this by working together in projects on 5G related issues and by carrying out joint 5G public relation measures.

“The NGMN 5G White Paper and the newly launched 5G work-programme provide essential guidance in terms of end-to-end requirements and our vision for ‘2020 and beyond,’” said Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance. “We are looking forward to a close co-operation with ATIS to ensure broad, international support of NGMN’s ambitious targets for the benefit of the whole industry.“

“Advancing the network toward to its 5G future will only be accomplished through collaboration,” said ATIS president and CEO Susan Miller. “ATIS sees its agreement with NGMN as important to its leadership role in delivering 5G requirements focused on the North American market and contributing them to global efforts. The goal is to deliver the long-promised convergence of all services onto a common framework, with corresponding enhancements to efficiency, security and service velocity.”

See also:
NGMN Alliance outlines main 5G work items

MWC 2015: Mobile operators of the NGMN Alliance publish 5G White Paper

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