Athonet, a global leader in private network technology, announced new members to the 5G Consortium, a vendor ecosystem of companies and organizations to promote the deployment of private mobile networks. Several 5G Consortium members will be at Mobile World Congress in
Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2022, including Athonet in booth W2.1448
New members expand the expertise of the 5G Consortium globally and in verticals such as mining, manufacturing & retail.
“When we launched the 5G Consortium earlier this year, the response was incredible with end users telling us this was needed to bring it all together and partners asking to join and help amplify the benefits of private networks,” said Simon O’Donnell, president of Athonet USA. “We expanded the ecosystem to include consultants, spectrum holders and value-added specialists that can help organizations match the business need with radios, devices and appliances that are interoperable with the Athonet mobile core.”
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The goal of the 5G Consortium is to mutually promote an ecosystem of products and services that support LTE, 5G and CBRS private network deployments; collaborate in marketing the consortium; and conduct testing between products to ensure solutions are interoperable with each other and within the private LTE and 5G cellular environment.
New members expand the expertise of the 5G Consortium globally and in verticals such as mining, manufacturing and retail.
Henrik Smith-Petersen, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Airspan
“Airspan is delighted to join with Athonet on their 5G Consortium. These initiatives are well-timed to drive private networks forward across an ecosystem that values interoperability, accessibility, and reliability. Airspan’s proven, Open RAN infrastructure products and new, distinctive, and innovative all-in-one 5G gNB’s continue to propel the evolution of cost leading network architectures.”