5G Future Forum calls for new members to advance 5G and MEC adoption

5G Future Forum calls for new members to advance 5G and MEC adoption
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London-based global industry group 5G Future Forum (5GFF) is calling for new members to help drive the adoption of 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC).

5GFF was founded in January 2020 by América Móvil, KT Corp, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon, and Vodafone.

Jae-ho Song, CDXO of KT Corporation, said:

“When uncertainties are rampant, a breakthrough can provide a beacon of opportunities previously untapped.

With a bolstered ecosystem of expanded partnerships, KT believes the 5G Future Forum will play a pivotal role in establishing the global edge market that drives innovation, collaboration and competition among ecosystem players.”

In August last year, the 5GFF released abstracts of its technical specifications for “MEC Experience Management” and “MEC Deployment” (PDFs).

Rima Qureshi, Chief Strategy Officer at Verizon, commented: 

“The 5G Future Forum has made important progress in developing specifications that are accelerating the 5G and MEC ecosystems.

We look forward to welcoming new members to 5GFF, as wider adoption of the specifications will benefit our customers and the entire industry.” 

New members of the 5GFF will have access to the full technical specifications as they’re developed and have the ability to contribute and help shape the industry’s future.

Ángel Alija Guerrero, COO of América Móvil, said:

“América Móvil is pleased to welcome the inclusion of new members to the 5G Future Forum; we believe this will enhance and accelerate the work we have developed to bring more innovation to the MEC ecosystem and the 5G Network.

By accelerating a mature 5G environment and achieving its benefits, it will be possible to reach a larger number of industries and subscribers, and this requires a joint effort by the entire telecommunications sector; therefore it is important for the 5G Future Forum to invite additional members.”

Operators interested in joining the 5GFF are urged to do so here by April 26th, 2021.

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