September 28, 2015
Washington, DC / Frankfurt, Germany - The newly signed co-operation agreement brings together two widely recognized industry organizations 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-program 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."
The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organizations.Visit http://www.ngmn.org for more information.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies
to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities. ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle - from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The organization is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.