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COMSovereign’s VNC and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) Enter Into 5G Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

posted by COMSovereign
Tuesday 27 April 21

COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS) ("COMSovereign" or "Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced that its Virtual NetCom (“VNC”) business unit has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (&ldquo…

COMSovereign Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: COMS) ("COMSovereign" or "Company"), a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions, today announced that its Virtual NetCom (“VNC”) business unit has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (“CRADA”) with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”).

CRADA is a partnering tool allowing federal laboratories to work with U.S. industries, academia, and other organizations on cooperative Research and Development (R&D) projects. CRADAs provide flexibility in structuring project contributions, intellectual property rights, and in protecting proprietary information and CRADA research results.

Under the agreement, engineers at NIST will work with COMSovereign to evaluate and demonstrate the applicability of 5G distributed systems (“DS”) in a use case for 5G in public safety and other programs. The parties will utilize the 5G core and gNodeB radio technology from VNC to test specific 3GPP standard features and their impact on public safety operations. Research will focus on all aspects of deploying a 5G network for public safety's use including deployment feasibility, 5G features employed, local and distributed compute resources leveraged, and broadband service availability and quality expected from a DS.

“COMSovereign is honored to have the opportunity to partner with NIST on the testing of next generation 5G deployable systems and to participate in a program that can help define the requirements of future communications systems designed to support the needs of America’s first responders and public safety practitioners,” said Dr. Dustin McIntire, Chief Technology Officer of COMSovereign.

This is the second CRADA agreement between VNC and NIST. The first CRADA studied “Highly Mobile Deployed Networks” and the applicability of airborne 4G LTE solutions. A NIST test report is expected to be published shortly.


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