ATIS | May 22, 2020
ATIS noted that the timeline for 6G development has already begun, as today’s investments in 5G networks, devices and applications already point toward the future opportunities for 6G.
Industry and government have started collaboration to create the 6G future, but this work must be amplified now to position the U.S. as the leader.
U.S. maintains a competitive technology position in 5G networks today and 6G networks in the future.
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) announced a call to action and shared its vision for collaboration across government, academia and industry to promote U.S. leadership on the path to 6G.
ATIS noted that the timeline for 6G development has already begun, as today’s investments in 5G networks, devices and applications already point toward the future opportunities for 6G. The entity highlighted that collaborative steps and an aligned commitment between government and industry was key to ensure the U.S. maintains a competitive technology position in 5G networks today and 6G networks in the future.
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COVID-19 has brought unprecedented economic and public health challenges, and it has also shone a spotlight on the critical role of communications networks in our daily lives, as the connective fabric between people, While innovation can be triggered in reaction to current market needs, technology leadership at a national level requires an early commitment and development that addresses U.S. needs as well as a common vision and set of objectives,
Susan Miller, President and CEO, ATIS.
ATIS’ Call to Action promotes a holistic approach, beginning with innovative research and development that addresses U.S. needs, a commitment to standardization, and full-scale commercialization.
The entity said that the result of this initiative will be the introduction of 6G services and technologies that position the U.S. as the global leader for the next decade and beyond.
While the realities of different geographies, populations, economies and government oversight will always influence global market demands, it is the leadership of ideas coupled with the commitment of the public, private and academic sectors that will deliver the power and benefits of U.S. technological leadership. Industry and government have started collaboration to create the 6G future, but this work must be amplified now to position the U.S. as the leader in telehealth, smart agriculture, distance learning, digitized commerce and artificial intelligence,
Mike Nawrocki, Vice President, Technology and Solutions, ATIS.
Other nations have also kicked off initial efforts in the race to future 6G technologies. In November 2019, China also officially started researching 6G technology.
According to reports by Chinese state media, government ministries and research institutes had initial meetings with the aim of establishing a national 6G technology research and development group. The Ministry of Science and Technology said that it will set up two working groups to carry out the 6G research activities.
Also, Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE have also started research on future 6G technologies.
Also in November, the University of Oulu, in Finland, published what is claimed to be the world’s first 6G whitepaper, outlining the key drivers, research requirements and challenges for this technology.
The report outlines a tentative roadmap towards ‘ubiquitous wireless intelligence’ for 2030. “The bottom line of 6G is data,” said Matti Latva-aho, director of 6G Flagship at the University of Oulu and co-editor of the whitepaper. “The way in which data is collected, processed, transmitted and consumed within the wireless network should drive 6G development.”
Earlier this year, the Japanese government announced plans to put together a comprehensive strategy regarding future “6G” wireless communications networks, and it already set up a panel to start discussions on the topic.
The 6G panel will discuss and analyze technology development, potential utilization of this future technology, as well as methods and policies.
Japan’s 6G panel will include representatives of the private sector as well as university researchers and will hear opinions from a variety of industries in order to study potential challenges.
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As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry's most pressing business priorities. ATIS' nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, cybersecurity, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more.
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Unanet | January 12, 2022
Unanet, the leading provider of project-based ERP for the government contractor (GovCon) industry, announced today that Plateau GRP, a growing and successful GovCon serving a variety of federal and state agencies including the Dept. of Defense, the EPA, and OSHA, has chosen Unanet ERP GovCon. Using Unanet, Plateau GRP will have one unified platform that offers greater visibility and insights into its complex IT, data science and artificial intelligence (AI) projects.
Plateau GRP's journey from small I.T. solution provider to large-scale systems integrator with over 200 people in five offices is a testament to the hard work and rigorous attention to detail of the original founders. In their early days, the team members were able to individually manage profit & loss, project details and accounting through spreadsheets and simple off-the-shelf software. But as the company grew to one of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies in the nation, it was taking on more projects, people and complexities.
"Early on we could be de-centralized, but given our rapid growth, we need a more robust system to help us access and assign skills, resources, budgets and more to each varied and multi-layered project. Unanet offers the unified platform that will give us reports and comprehensive insights into our entire business."
Jay Doraiswamy, Chief Operating Officer of Plateau GRP
Plateau GRP evaluated several ERP solutions including some of the largest names in the industry. In the end, they determined Unanet had the ease-of-use and sophistication that would offer its team the best functionality. Additionally Unanet offered a seamless transition, without major job disruptions or lost productivity. Unanet also offered the most modern, clean user interface and experience.
Unanet is a leading provider of project-based ERP and CRM solutions purpose-built for Government Contractors, architecture, engineering, construction, and professional services. More than 3,400 project-driven organizations depend on Unanet to turn their information into actionable insights, drive better decision-making, and accelerate business growth. All backed by a people-centered team invested in the success of your projects, people, and financials. For more information, visit www.unanet.com.
About Plateau Group
Plateau GRP provides innovative and agile IT solutions to customer challenges. Plateau has developed industry-leading product solutions and services to address Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) and Sustainability needs, for both Government and Commercial Customers. Plateau's current suite of applications has been designed for environmental compliance, environmental management systems (EMS), energy and sustainability.