Advanced Technologies Committee

The role of the Advanced Technologies Committee is to advocate for the innovative utilization of spectrum, and advancing radio technologies that support essential or critical communications:

  • Works with wireless end users and their representatives, including network operators, government acquisition authorities and research sponsors to validate concepts and requirements against technology readiness, to document domain specific requirements, use cases and business models.
  • Supports member organizations in identifying new opportunities for next generation products and services in each defined market domain.
  • Works with the regulatory and public policy community to establish a global regulatory framework promoting the adoption of emerging technologies for advanced wireless systems.
  • Provides a venue for the exchange of information on emerging radio technologies important in wireless networking and produces reports, specifications and recommendations supporting the development and deployment of advanced wireless system and next generation radio devices

Management and oversight of this committee is provided by a Steering Group working in collaboration with a Regulatory Advisory Committee. The Steering Group is comprised of the Forum’s Officers, and is responsible for drafting the Forum’s “Top 10 Most Wanted Wireless Innovations” list and setting the Forum’s “Advocacy Agenda” based on member input. These documents will be distributed to the members of the Forum for ballot following the Forum’s standard process.


Committee Links


Committee Projects

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sensing Study Group (EMS3)

Project Lead: Jesse Caulfield (Keybridge Global)

This report is being created for any party wishing to develop, deploy and operate a remote spectrum sensing capability who require a standardized set of methods, practices, data formats and protocols to configure, control and receive data from one or more remote spectrum sensor devices. The “Use Cases”, “Implementation Guidelines” and, if applicable, “Data Format and Protocol” documents are publicly available resources will describe industry best practices and provide implementation resources plus guidelines to achieve technical interoperability between sensor systems and various middleware based on open standards.

Expected Completion: 2017