In an effort to to increase industry collaboration on the research and development of 5G and 5G-based technologies, the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) has joined the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), WIA disclosed. WIA represents businesses that build, develop, own and operate American wireless infrastructure, WIA said, and it advocates for widespread, responsible deployment of wireless infrastructure to enable mobile broadband for communities.
“In order to effectively address our country’s most pressing needs for wireless infrastructure, we must deliver unified solutions,” said WIA’s chief technology officer, Rikin Thakker, Ph.D..Thakker said WIA would work with NSC to transform communications and bring next-generation technology to the U.S. defense sector and American communities.
Lizy Paul, NSC’s chair, said that WIA would help NSC with its mission to build bridges among government, industry and academia.
NSC members collaborate on research and development to incubate new technologies to revolutionize the way in which spectrum is accessed, shared and used, according to a statement from WIA.
“Through collaboration among industry, academia, and government agencies, the National Spectrum Consortium supports the implementation of 5G, 5G-based technologies, and spectrum awareness, sharing, and use,” the statement reads.