ATIS and NGMN Alliance sign co-operation 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. The newly signed co-operation agreement 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.
Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance said: “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. 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.”
Susan Miller, ATIS president and CEO said: “Advancing the network toward to its 5G future will only be accomplished through collaboration. 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.”