ATIS has launched the Next G Alliance, an industry initiative that will advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the next decade. The Next G Alliance will encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.
Dimitris Mavrakis, Senior Research Director at tech market advisory firm, ABI Research comments: “The Next G alliance is a major step to establish the United States and Canada as a 6G R&D powerhouse and put North America firmly in the center of 6G developments. North America has lagged behind other regions in 5G, mainly due to the lack of a Tier-1 infrastructure vendor based on the continent, but the Next G alliance aims to create a coalition to make North America a clear leader in 6G. This does not necessarily mean that geographical fragmentation is looming in 6G, but rather that companies with U.S. and Canadian interests will have a unified voice and push together for a single goal – to make North America the undisputed leader in 6G and beyond.”
The Next G Alliance Founding Members include AT&T, Bell Canada, Ciena, Ericsson, Facebook, InterDigital, JMA Wireless, Microsoft, Nokia, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Samsung, TELUS, Telnyx, T-Mobile, UScellular and Verizon. Additional Founding Members will be forthcoming.