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ATIS’ Next G Alliance and Japan’s Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium Announce Memorandum of Understanding

ATIS’ Next G Alliance and Japan’s Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium Announce Memorandum of Understanding

WASHINGTON and TOKYO – ATIS’ Next G Alliance and Japan’s Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium (B5GPC) today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to mutually cooperate on Next G Alliance and B5GPC activities related to the Sixth Generation Mobile Communication System, so called “6G” (and beyond) wireless networks. 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 B5GPC aims to achieve the early and smooth introduction of Beyond 5G, the next generation of mobile communication systems, the next generation after 5G, and to strengthen the international competitiveness of Beyond 5G to realize the strong and vibrant society expected in the 2030s.

The MoU, signed by ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller and by President Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium President Makoto Gonokami, defines how the two organizations may exchange information and publications related to 6G (and beyond) wireless networks. It also covers how they may engage in collaborative research and development projects including jointly organizing international communication and exchange events and establishing and implementing cooperative joint projects and programs. 

“The Next G Alliance takes a holistic view of the global 6G marketplace and broader environment and has created the North American 6G vision and mapped the steps to achieve it in the National 6G Roadmap,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “Cooperation between the Next G Alliance and the Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium will advance both organizations’ objectives in the development of the future global 6G mobile wireless ecosystem.”

“B5GPC is a driving force of promotion of Beyond 5G in Japan and has shared its vision of Beyond 5G for realizing the new generation mobile wireless network of Beyond 5G in the 2030s,” said B5GPC President Makoto Gonokami. “The collaboration with B5GPC and the Next G Alliance is a key to achieve our goals of developing Beyond 5G in the world, and with the support of the international committee of the B5GPC, chaired by Akihiro Nakao, we look forward to strengthening our collaboration and bringing the concrete actions.”


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The Next G Alliance is a bold new initiative that brings together 80+ leading organizations and more than 600 subject matter experts from industry, academia and government agencies to advance North American mobile technology leadership over the next decade through private sector-led efforts. With a strong emphasis on technology commercialization, the work will encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness. To join in this work, contact ATIS Membership Director Rich Moran. Learn more about the Next G Alliance at:

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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 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.

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The objective of the Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium is to get ready the next mobile communication system, Beyond 5G, following the Fifth Generation Mobile Communication System which is expected to be realized in around 2030, with the goal of thereby contributing to the sound development of the use of telecommunications. Learn more at

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