June 9, 2015
WASHINGTON - At its 5G Symposium, held June 8 and 9 in Chicago, ATIS announced its agenda to advance the network's evolution to 5G. Beyond traditional mobility services, 5G promises higher data rates for content delivery--imagine downloading a full HD movie in a matter of seconds--in addition to optimizing cost-effective support for the Internet of Things, critical communications, and more. ATIS' role will help ensure that the ultra high-capacity and performance network of the future delivers the full opportunity envisioned by 5G.
Specifically, ATIS is undertaking a North American market analysis and developing requirements to define a coherent network evolution from 4G LTE to 5G, consistent with critical regulatory imperatives. As the North American Organizational Partner for 3GPP, ATIS and its members are ideally positioned to drive these North American requirements into 3GPP activities. This work will result in an industry blueprint for how the 4G network will evolve to 5G.
ATIS will assess opportunities for groundbreaking innovation that challenge the way the current network operates to help service providers better meet their business objectives. In short, this program will position 5G to deliver the long-promised convergence of all services onto a common framework, with corresponding enhancements to efficiency, security, and service velocity.
ATIS leadership also will ensure that 5G satisfies regulatory requirements. North America has distinct requirements from the rest of the world in critical communications, such as emergency services over mobile networks. ATIS' emergency services work has led the development of global requirements for public safety. This has been most apparent in ATIS' E9-1-1 location accuracy initiatives.
"5G is unique in that it is both a revolutionary and evolutionary technology. One of ATIS' goals is to help service providers leverage the strategic investment made in 4G to ensure 5G success," said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. "To do this, ATIS builds on its leadership in previous generations of wireless technology, and draws on its extensive track record in delivering forward-looking industry consensus."
As an official launch to its 5G leadership program, ATIS hosted the 5G Symposium, which
brought together service providers and vendors as well as government representatives and
academia to discuss the 5G roadmap. The Symposium focused on the North American as
well as the international opportunity 5G presents. Access the insights given in the speakers' presentations here.
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). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member 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.