ATIS (7)

ATIS is a forum where the information and communications technology (ICT) companies convene to find solutions to their most pressing shared challenges.

Among the priorities ATIS is currently addressing are:

  • Advancing the 5G network, with a focus on North American requirements contributing to a global 5G standard
  • Bringing a comprehensive problem-solving approach to the all-IP network transition and ensuring it proceeds at the desired pace of the industry
  • Creating solutions and an overall industry framework for addressing cybersecurity threats
  • Developing open source solutions in the context of an interoperable standards environment
  • Creating the next-generation emergency communications advances that the market demands

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The Telecom Management and Operations Committee (TMOC) develops operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning standards, and other documentation related to Operations Support System (OSS) and Network Element (NE) functions and interfaces for communications networks - with an emphasis on standards development related to U.S.A. communication networks in coordination with the development of international standards.

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The Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) develops and recommends standards and technical reports related to services, architectures, and signaling, in addition to related subjects under consideration in other North American and international standards bodies.

The Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC):

  • Coordinates and develops standards and technical reports relevant to telecommunications networks in the U.S. 
  • Reviews and prepares contributions on such matters for submission to U.S. ITU-T and U.S. ITU-R Study Groups or other standards organizations. 
  • Reviews for acceptability or per contra the positions of other countries in related standards development and takes or recommends appropriate actions.

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Next Generation Interconnection Interoperability Forum (NGIIF) addresses next-generation network interconnection and interoperability issues associated with emerging technologies. Specifically, it develops operational procedures which involve the network aspects of architecture, disaster preparedness, installation, maintenance, management, reliability, routing, security, and testing between network operators. In addition, the NGIIF addresses issues which impact the interconnection of existing and next generation networks and facilitate the transition to emerging technologies.

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The Wireless Technologies and Systems Committee (WTSC) develops and recommends standards and technical reports related to wireless and/or mobile services and systems, including service descriptions and wireless technologies. WTSC develops and recommends positions on related subjects under consideration in other North American, regional and international standards bodies.

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ATIS launched the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Forum to engage the industry in important contributions to network functions virtualization and software defined networking ─ part of a sweeping evolution that is moving the ICT industry from integrated, hardware-centric solutions to modular, hardware-agnostic frameworks by abstracting the hardware resources into a consistent operating environment for the software. 

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Emergency Services Interconnection Forum (ESIF) is an open technical/operational forum to identify and resolve interconnection issues through the voluntary participation of interested parties. The interest of all members will be served by observing the principles of openness, fairness, consensus, and due process.

ESIF develops standards and other documentation for the interconnection of emergency services networks. ESIF will liaise with industry, governmental, standards, and public safety organizations to apprise them of its deliberations and decision, and ensure the proper coordination of activities.

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The Cloud Services Forum (CSF) promotes the integration of cloud technologies and network infrastructure to realize the significant benefits of cloud, by:

  • Developing standards to enable the network to do more than it does today (e.g., expanding product offerings including services on demand, accelerating time-to-market, lowering costs, minimizing complexity, increasing scalability);
  • Focusing on the creation of reusable Service Enablers to progress each phase of work; and
  • Creating technical solutions in support of a global marketplace to help Service Providers realize cloud’s full potential.

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