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Second Joint ITU-NGMN Alliance Workshop on Open Source and Standards for 5G

Bellevue (Seattle), WA, USA
1 November 2017

Contact: tsbevents​@itu.int 

Objectives
This event brought together key representatives of a wide range of industry, standards bodies, open source communities and academia. The discussions focused on how Standards Defining Organizations and Open Source Software Communities can best capitalize upon each other’s deliverables for building a consistent/coherent 5G eco-system, taking into consideration their very diverse ways to address and license Intellectual Property Rights, mainly patent rights and copyrights. Participants engaged with internationally renowned experts and panellists, exchanged views and experiences and identified possible solutions to key issues affecting the industry.   

Target Audience
The event was open to members and non-members of the ITU, and it allowed a unique mix of standards bodies, industry players and government representatives from around the world who exchanged ideas and searched for possible solutions on this key issue of evolving telecommunication technologies.

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