PARTNERSHIPS AND LIAISONS
5G-MAG collaborates with standardization organizations and industry fora working on technologies within the scope of its activities.
Depending on the type of collaboration, 5G-MAG can enter into formal liaison arrangements, for example to enable joint work on specific topics or sharing of non-public information and documents.
THIRD GENERATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECT (3GPP)
5G-MAG is a 3GPP Market Representation Partner (MRP). As such, 5G-MAG has the ability to offer market advice to 3GPP and to bring a consensus view of market requirements (e.g. services, features, functionalities) within the scope of 3GPP.
The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites seven telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), known as “Organizational Partners” and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies.
The project covers cellular telecommunications technologies, including radio access, core network and service capabilities, which provide a complete system description for mobile telecommunications. The 3GPP specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with non-3GPP networks.
6G SMART NETWORKS AND SERVICES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (6G-IA)
The 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA), in the framework of its activities as coordinator of the SNS ICE project*, and the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on topics of mutual interest in the field of next-generation communication networks, systems and applications.
This MoU enables exchange of information on joint activities, participation in workshops, meetings or webinars, and insight into research projects and trials.
“With the signature of this MoU, 5G-MAG strengthens collaboration with 6G-IA, the European mobile industry and research community, in jointly developing and applying next-generation technologies to innovative Media services and applications” says Antonio Arcidiacono, Chairperson of the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) Association.
“I welcome this MoU to enhance collaboration between the 5G-MAG and 6G-IA and ensure that future mobile communication systems meet the needs of the media sector”, says Colin Willcock, Chairperson of the 6G-IA Board and Chairperson of the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking Governing Board.
5G INDIA FORUM (5GIF)
5GIF is an industry collaborative forum which was established to enable synergizing the national efforts and play a significant role in shaping the strategic, commercial and regulatory development of the 5G ecosystem in India. It is aimed at serving a strategic national initiative which concerns all stakeholders, private and public, small and large, to meet the challenge of making 5G a reality in India, at timelines aligning with the rest of world.
DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTING PROJECT (DVB) - WORK CONCLUDED
A formal liaison agreement between DVB and 5G-MAG was established to create a Joint Task Force (JTF) to allow DVB and 5G-MAG members to move forward quickly with activities related to the combination of 5G systems with DVB solutions. This Joint Task Force between DVB and 5G-MAG sat OUTSIDE the governance structures and rules of both fora and operated according to the framework agreement.
The JTF elected two co-chairs, one from each forum, at its first meeting. The 5G-MAG co-chair for the JTF was Thomas Stockhammer (Qualcomm). The DVB co-chair was Frédéric Gabin (Dolby).
Founded in 1993, the DVB Project is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading media and technology companies working together to design open technical specifications for digital media delivery. DVB Members collaborate through our working groups to develop specifications for digital television systems, which are turned into standards by international standards bodies, usually ETSI. Once specifications have become standards, they are promoted for international adoption and utilization.