If you belong to an organization that works toward advancing technologies supporting the innovative utilization of spectrum and the development of wireless communications systems, including essential or critical communications systems then you need to be a part of the Wireless Innovation Forum.
With international member organizations including radio manufacturers, their partners and suppliers, acquisition authorities, service providers, operators, standards bodies, researchers and regulatory agencies, the Wireless Innovation Forum provides a singular venue to advance wireless system and spectrum sharing technologies, to educate and influence decision makers at all levels of the wireless value chain, and to drive changes that will address emerging wireless communications requirements through the enhanced value, reduced total life cost of ownership and timely delivery of standardized families of products, technologies, and services.
A Smart Investment of Your Time
As a representative of a member organization you can:
The Proof is in the Product
Wireless Innovation Forum member representatives have initiated and led multiple work efforts that promote their organization’s specific objectives through the creation of reports, recommendations and specifications that are widely used by the advanced wireless community to the tune of approximately 45,000 downloads per year.
Specifications defining application programming interfaces (APIs) and interface protocols for subsystems such as Spectrum Access Systems, RF Transceivers, Policy Control Engines, or Security Subsystems that promote an ecosystem of vendors with interoperable technologies and thus reduce cost and time to market for wireless equipment manufacturers:
Recommendations that promote our member companies’ positions throughout the advanced wireless community, including:
Reports for innovative radio technologies in addressing the needs of, again for example, the public safety or tactical radio communities and spectrum sharing:
SCA 4.1 (IR1) SCA 4.1 Compliancy in 2016
CBRS Threat Model in 2016
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A small sample of these efforts include defining reference implementations:
Cogntive Radio Ontology in 2014
Lean Standards Development Model = Results, FAST
In the many years since its inception, Forum members have accomplished a substantial body of work, which can be found in our Knowledge Center. A significant benefit provided to Forum members by the organization has been a venue for discussion of technical issues. Competing companies have been able to discuss technology innovation, and arrive at consensus agreements that avoid product differences introduced solely because they have been developed by engineering organizations without a means to communicate and compromise.
The Forum recently moved to a Lean Standards Development ModelTM, which speeds the development process considerably compared to other standards organizations.
In addition to “in-house” projects, the Wireless Innovation Forum also partners with leading standards organizations, such as the IEEE, ETSI, the OMG and radio technology program offices such - JTNC and OCCAR, minimizing the cost to our members in influencing the development of a broad range of relevant technologies and standards through participation in a single industry association.
Icing on the Cake
In addition to making an impact on the future of wireless technologies, as a member you will also:
A complete explanation of member benefits can be found here.