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AT&T and Ericsson lead ATIS 6G development

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The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has confirmed election results for its Next G Alliance and its steering group as well as the launch of its work on 6G.

As such, Andre Fuetsch, executive vice president & chief technology officer at AT&T, has been named chair of the Next G Alliance full member group with Jan Söderström, Ericsson’s head of technology office Silicon Valley, as vice chair. Both well serves for a two-year term.

In addition, three co-chairs have also been named for the Next G Alliance steering group (SG), they are Brian Daly, assistant vice president of standards & industry alliances at AT&T, Devaki Chandramouli, head of North American standardisation at Nokia, and Benoit Pelletier, director of edge & ai ecosystems for telco cloud business unit at VMware.

The full member group will set the overall strategy for the Next G Alliance as well as its organisational policies. Whole the steering group identifies North American R&D opportunities, standards strategies and market readiness policies.

“While innovation frequently occurs in response to market needs, long-term technology leadership takes strategic foresight and critical stakeholders committed to reaching the desired future state,” said Susan Miller (pictured), president and CEO of ATIS.

“With its leadership set and work on both sustainability and the 6G Roadmap launched, the Next G Alliance is well positioned to create a national vision for the next decade.”

At the same time, ATIS has launched a 6G Roadmap Working Group as an area of immediate development. The working group aims to lay the foundation for future 6G technologies by defining what research is required, technology developments, service and application enablers, policies and government actions and market priorities.

Alongside this, the Next G Alliance will simultaneously launch a “Green G” Working Group focused on energy efficiency by reducing power consumption and assessing how to achieve a sustainable ecosystem with emerging technologies.

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