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ATIS’ Next G Alliance and 5G Forum in Korea Announce Memorandum of Understanding

ATIS’ Next G Alliance and 5G Forum in Korea Announce Memorandum of Understanding

ATIS’ Next G Alliance and the 5G Forum today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further their mutual goals of advancing cooperation in next-generation mobile communications. Launched by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the Next G Alliance is an initiative to advance North American wireless technology leadership over the next decade through private-sector-led efforts with the initial focus on 6G. The 5G Forum Korea is a non-profit organization with the aim of globally leading and promoting 5G toward the year 2020 and further evolution of 5G including 6G around year 2030.

“The Next G Alliance is developing the Next G Alliance Report: Roadmap to 6G. Taking a holistic view of the 6G marketplace and the broader environment, the Roadmap will establish the North American vision for 6G and beyond. Geared toward the eventual commercialization of 6G, it will address the full lifecycle of research, standardization, development and manufacturing and will be a major contribution toward shaping the networks of the future,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “Cooperation between the Next G Alliance and the 5G Forum will advance both organizations’ objectives in the development of the future global 6G mobile wireless ecosystem.”

“Since 2013, the 5G Forum has committed to 5G and 5G-Advanced promotion in both the private and public sectors over the entire cycle of 5th generation mobile communication. One of our key goals is to leverage the experience and resources achieved in 5G promotion for use in 6G and beyond. The 5G Forum has already started engaging in 6G pre-standardization activities such as the 6G Vision and the Technical Trends Report. In 2022, we are focusing our mission more on 6G and beyond. Our intent is that the MoU between the 5G Forum and the Next G Alliance will be the platform that mobile stakeholders in the private and public sectors of both countries use for collaboration in 6G promotion,” said 5G Forum Chairman Dr. Yihan Kim.

The MoU, signed by ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller, and Dr. Kim, Yihan, Chairman, 5G Forum, defines how the two organizations will exchange information on missions, goals and work activities, and explore areas of future cooperation. When the Next G Alliance completes the National 6G Roadmap in early 2022, collaboration may also include: exchange of information regarding 6G technology trends; discussion on developing 6G roadmap; collaboration on global standardization and spectrum; analysis of socioeconomic aspects of 6G, and other areas as agreed between the two organizations regarding 6G promotion.

More on the Next G Alliance

With a strong emphasis on technology commercialization that encompasses the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness, the Next G Alliance brings together important stakeholders from North American industry, academia and government to create a vision and roadmap for 6G (and beyond), from research to realization. To join in this work, contact ATIS Membership Director Rich Moran. Learn more about the Next G Alliance at:

About ATIS

As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. Our Next G Alliance is building the foundation for North American leadership in 6G and beyond. ATIS’ 150 member companies are also currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, IoT, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, emergency services, 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 of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

More on the 5G Forum

The 5G Forum provides an open platform where diverse participants of the industry can join various areas of 5G R&D and collaboration and make commitments to bring the 4th Industrial Revolution closer to us. 5G Forum keeps promoting the collaboration of government, ICT, and vertical industries, institutes, and academia to integrate 5G into the vertical industries.

The Forum wishes to become the foundation for future progress in the knowledge and service industry by actively supporting the small businesses and start-up culture, which would consequently promote the realization of the creative idea. 5G Forum will seek innovation through mutual collaboration among all interested parties of the new mobile communications infrastructure, including those in the IoT/Cloud/Big Data/Mobile fields, industry-academic -research institutions, as well as the manufacturers and service providers. Learn more.


Marcella Wolfe, Manager – Public Relations and Marketing Communications, ATIS