In a groundbreaking development in the world of telecommunications, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)’s Next G Alliance and the Bharat 6G Alliance have joined forces to shape the future of 6G wireless technologies. This historic collaboration was formalized through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on September 9, setting the stage for a transformative journey into the next generation of wireless communication.
Pioneering a Common Vision for 6G
The Next G Alliance, initiated by ATIS, is poised to drive North American wireless technology leadership over the coming decade. Its mission focuses primarily on advancing 6G technology, positioning North America at the forefront of innovation in the wireless communication domain.
The Next G Alliance's working groups, which encompass applications, green G, national 6G roadmap, societal and economic needs, spectrum, and technology, are diligently laying the groundwork for North American leadership not only in 6G but also in the technologies that lie beyond.
Bharat 6G Alliance: A Vision for Intelligent Living
On the other side of the globe, the Bharat 6G Alliance represents a collaborative effort involving Indian industry leaders, academia, national research institutions, and standards organizations. Their shared mission aligns with the Bharat 6G Mission, which is dedicated to designing, developing, and deploying cutting-edge technologies and innovations that promise an intelligent and secure solution for enhancing the quality of life, not just in India but around the world.
The Bharat 6G Alliance seeks to foster a vibrant ecosystem that encompasses research, design, development, intellectual property rights (IPR) creation, field testing, security, certification, and the manufacturing of telecom products and solutions, among other aspects. The MoU sealing this collaboration was signed by ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller and Bharat 6G Alliance Chair N. G. Subramaniam.
A Visionary Endeavor
"Defining what it takes to deliver next-generation wireless leadership is an audacious undertaking," remarked ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. This bold step builds upon ATIS's existing collaboration agreements with Korea's 5G Forum, Japan's Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium, and Europe's 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA). The partnership with the Bharat 6G Alliance is seen as a pivotal link in advancing both organizations' objectives in shaping the global 6G mobile wireless ecosystem.
ATIS and the Bharat 6G Alliance also acknowledge a shared vision with the United States and India, as articulated in a joint statement. This vision revolves around creating secure and trusted telecommunications, fostering resilient supply chains, and enabling global digital inclusion. Both countries are committed to ambitious goals for 6G networks, including standards cooperation and a collaborative approach to research and development in 6G technologies.
A Sustainable Vision
"India has a vision for the empowerment of society at large with sustainability as its core, and the next generation 6G will further enhance the quality of life on this planet. This would entail focused, open, and collaborative research among nations, dedicating resources to contribute to national, regional, and global standards, and developing products meeting those exacting standards," affirmed N. G. Subramaniam, Chair of Bharat 6G Alliance. The MoU with the Next G Alliance marks a significant stride in this direction, emphasizing the importance of cross-border collaboration in the pursuit of 6G excellence.
In conclusion, the collaboration between the ATIS's Next G Alliance and the Bharat 6G Alliance signifies a monumental step towards shaping the future of wireless communication. This partnership not only propels North America and India to the forefront of 6G innovation but also underscores the importance of international cooperation in defining the next generation of wireless technology. As we look ahead, the shared vision of secure and trusted telecommunications, resilient supply chains, and global digital inclusion promises a brighter and more connected future for us all.