WASHINGTON — July 15, 2016 — The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) today announced it is participating as a charter member in the Advanced Wireless Research Consortium (AWR Consortium). Set into motion to maintain U.S. leadership in the next generation of mobile technology, the Consortium is a White House-driven initiative to advance the goals set by the National Science Foundation-led $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. The new program will enable the deployment and use of four city-scale testing platforms for advanced wireless research over the next decade.
“ATIS is central to creating standards and solutions that shape our North American wireless and mobile services and systems,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan M. Miller. “Our 5G leadership advances the gains that have helped the U.S. lead the world in 4G deployment and will deliver a new network even better equipped to enable the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs. We are well-positioned and excited to seize the opportunities the AWR Consortium’s groundbreaking research will deliver.”
In the Consortium, ATIS will deliver technical assistance for the design and deployment of mid- to large-scale advanced wireless testing platforms. ATIS will identify a wide range of potential opportunities for research to be conducted on the platforms of relevance to its members–150 of the leading North American information and communications technology (ICT) companies.
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’ 150 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.