Tuesday, 04 August 2020

ATIS Issues Call to Action to Promote U.S. 6G Leadership

posted by ATIS
Tuesday 26 May 20

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) today announced a call to action and shared its vision for collaboration across government, academia and industry to promote U.S. leadership on the path to 6G. In its Call to Action, ATIS explains that the timeline for 6G development has already begun, as today's investments in 5G networks…

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) today announced a call to action and shared its vision for collaboration across government, academia and industry to promote U.S. leadership on the path to 6G.

In its Call to Action, ATIS explains that the timeline for 6G development has already begun, as today's investments in 5G networks, devices and applications already point toward the future opportunities for 6G. Therefore, the journey to the next decade must start now with deliberate, collaborative steps and an aligned commitment between government and industry to ensure the U.S. maintains a competitive technology position in 5G networks today and 6G networks in the future.

"COVID-19 has brought unprecedented economic and public health challenges, and it has also shone a spotlight on the critical role of communications networks in our daily lives, as the connective fabric between people," said Susan M. Miller, President and CEO, ATIS. "While innovation can be triggered in reaction to current market needs, technology leadership at a national level requires an early commitment and development that addresses U.S. needs as well as a common vision and set of objectives."

ATIS' Call to Action promotes a holistic approach, beginning with innovative research and development that addresses U.S. needs, a commitment to standardization, and full-scale commercialization. The result will be the introduction of 6G services and technologies that position the U.S. as the global leader for the next decade and beyond.

"While the realities of different geographies, populations, economies and government oversight will always influence global market demands, it is the leadership of ideas coupled with the commitment of the public, private and academic sectors that will deliver the power and benefits of U.S. technological leadership," said Mike Nawrocki, Vice President, Technology and Solutions, ATIS. "Industry and government have started collaboration to create the 6G future, but this work must be amplified now to position the U.S. as the leader in telehealth, smart agriculture, distance learning, digitized commerce and artificial intelligence."

A commitment across government, industry and academia will extend the benefits of 5G commercialization within the U.S. to a 6G world that delivers innovative services and customer experiences beyond network boundaries, physical environments and geographic constraints, and ultimately delivers the promise of 6G


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