The NGMN Alliance comprises of Member, Contributor and Advisor Partners:
Contributor Partners are telco vendors, software companies and many other leading industry players contributing and driving the advancement of future mobile network technologies.
Amphenol Antenna Solutions
Amphenol Antenna Solutions is a division of Amphenol Corporation, a $5.3 billion revenue NYSE company supplying to diverse markets including the mobile networks, automotive, military/aerospace, information technology and medical sectors. Amphenol Corporation was founded in 1932 and employs over 33,000 worldwide with product development and manufacturing operations on six continents.
For more information: http://www.amphenol-antennas.com/
Anritsu is a leading supplier of test & service assurance solutions for the communications industry addressing R&D, conformance, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance of devices and mobile networks. The testing solutions include wireless, optical, and microwave/RF instruments for terminals and infrastructure. The service assurance solutions offer revolutionary automated big data analytics for securing excellent customer experience. Anritsu leads test & monitoring solutions for 3GPP and latest IoT technology developments, and ensures the connected 5G experience with test verification and assurance of future mobile communications. Anritsu fully supports both legacy and next-generation network technologies such as LTE, M2M, RCSe, IMS and VoIP.
For more information, visit www.anritsu.com
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
Avanci has a vision that sharing technology, on a broad scale for the Internet of Things industry, can be simpler. Our connected world is evolving quickly – and we want to help it all happen even faster. Our one-stop solution keeps the success of the ecosystem squarely in sight, bringing convenience and predictability to the technology licensing process. In our new marketplace, those with essential patents can share their innovations, and companies creating connected products for the Internet of Things can access the patented wireless technology they need to be successful – in one place, with one agreement and for one fair, flat rate. Founded in 2016, Avanci is headquartered in Dallas. For more information about Avanci, please visit http://www.avanci.com
Ciena is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model – with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena,LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at www.cisco.com.
It's a wireless world. People want to connect anywhere, anytime, everywhere-all the time-including residents of some countries who are enjoying access to wireless communication for the first time. CommScope solutions span the entire RF landscape, helping wireless carriers manage increasing cell site complexity and optimize network planning, capacity, coverage, and performance.
DaTang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings Co., Ltd.
Datang Telecom Technology and Industry Group, headquarters in Beijing, China, is a large high-technology enterprise focusing on information and communication technology, equipment and solutions. Datang strives to maintain leadership in the sectors of mobile communication, IC design and manufacture, Smart cards, and IoT etc., in China. As the initiator of the TD-SCDMA, owner of the TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE-A standards’ core IPRs and technologies, Datang is the leader of TD-SCDMA market, such as system equipment, chipset, and instrument. Datang has also set up several TD-LTE trial networks domestically and overseas and established strategic cooperation with many global leading companies. For more information, please visit
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in front.
Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approx. 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. For more information please visit
Gemalto works with some of the world's biggest businesses and governments to enable them to deliver a vast range of secure services based on two core technologies: authentication and protection. These include mobile identity, online banking, data encryption, transport ticketing, e-Government, vehicle telematics, software licensing and much more.
Gemalto does this by developing secure software which is embedded in devices and objects to authenticate people and things and which also runs on platforms to protect data wherever it's found.
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Huawei is a leader in providing next generation telecommunications networks. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and potential growth for its customers. Huawei now serves 35 of the world's top 50 operators, along with over one billion users worldwide. Huawei's products and solutions encompassing wireless products (HSDPA/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS/GSM, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO/CDMA2000 1X, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX), core network products (IMS, Mobile Softswitch, NGN), network products (FTTx, xDSL, Optical, Routers, LAN Switch), applications and software (IN, mobile data service, BOSS), as well as terminals (UMTS/CDMA).
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products, and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Over the years, Intel has grown its employee base to 82,500 as of December 25, 2010 with approximately 55% of those employees located in the United States.
With a research and development team of close to 200 engineers, InterDigital develops wireless technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We are in “The Business of Invention”: inventing advanced technologies, enabling others in the ecosystem, and licensing our solutions across the industry. We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges years ahead of market deployment, helping drive smarter, more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience.
InterDigital’s research focuses on fundamental issues like connectivity, power management, spectrum use and data architecture, for applications throughout the wireless ecosystem including infrastructure, devices and application delivery. We participate actively in key industry events worldwide, and have licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies. InterDigital can be found online at http://www.interdigital.com
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks, Inc., is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at
Kathrein is a leading international specialist for reliable, high-quality communication technologies. The company is an innovation and technology leader in today’s connected world. Its products and solutions enable people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. The business covers a broad spectrum: from outdoor and indoor mobile communication solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles..As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, Kathrein has been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. The business takes pride in its dedicated employees and passion for customers and quality.
Keysight Technologies Inc. is the world's leading electronic measurement company, transforming today's measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. With its HP and Agilent legacy, Keysight delivers solutions in wireless communications, aerospace and defense and semiconductor markets with world-class platforms, software and consistent measurement science. The company's over 9,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries.
For more information, visit Keysight on the Internet: http://www.keysight.com.
Lenovo is one of the world's leading personal technology companies, producing innovative PCs and mobile internet devices. A global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo is the world's largest PC vendor and fourth largest smartphone company. While the Lenovo brand came into existence only in 2004, the company has a much longer history. In 1984, Legend Holdings was formed with 200,000 RMB (US$25,000) in a guard house in China. The company was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988 and would grow to be the largest PC company in China. Legend Holdings changed its name to Lenovo in 2004 and, in 2005, acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM, the company that invented the PC industry in 1981.
LG Electronics is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 83,000 people working in 128 locations around the world. LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance & Air Solution, and Vehicle Components - and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators.
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.
For further information please visit www.microsoft.com
Mobi Antenna Technologies
Founded in August 1999 and headquartered in Science and Technology Park of Shenzhen, MOBI Antenna Technologies "MOBI" is a state-level high–tech enterprise engaged in R&D, manufacturing and sales of mobile communication RF products. It has set up research, development and manufacture bases in Xi`an City, Shanxi Province and Ji`an City, Jiangxi Province respectively.
The core business in MOBI covers the base station antenna, decoration antennas, RF passive and active products, feeder and feeder accessories, coverage solutions in the community and indoor.
For further information please visit www.mobi-antenna.com
MPEG-LA is the world’s leading packager of patent pools for standards and other technology platforms used in consumer electronics, as well as chemical, eCommerce, education, energy, environment, healthcare and biotechnology, manufacturing and materials, transportation and wireless technology. MPEG-LA developed the pool market space (view link). MPEG-LA's business model supports a large number of patent users – creating reasonable access and profitable opportunities for all parties.
MPEG-LA's "many-to-many licensing model" has revolutionized the way patent holders, developers and users think about the intellectual property market. MPEG-LA's model serves the entire community of participants – creating a market that balances reasonable access with reasonable return. For more information, visit MPEG-LA on the Internet: http://www.mpegla.com.
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at
Nokia Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.
P3 communications GmbH
P3 is a global consulting and engineering company with a rapidly growing team of more than 3,000 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement innovative solutions to today’s complex technology challenges. The company provides a broad portfolio of services and proprietary applications in the areas of aviation, automotive, energy and telecommunications. The company’s portfolio of independent technical and management consulting services include network planning, end-to-end optimization, security, QoS and QoE testing, international benchmarking, device testing and acceptance services. The company’s own experts combine strong technical know-how with many years of management experience.
Perspecta Labs (formerly Vencore Labs / Applied Communication Sciences) is a self-sustaining research center within Perspecta that provides applied research and engineering to enable government agencies, utilities and commercial enterprises to fully exploit the future of communications, data analytics and cyber security. From smart grid to smart phones, intelligent highways to intelligent battlefields, Perspecta Labs’ 200 scientists, engineers and analysts are consistently creating generation-after-next technologies and solutions. In doing so, our labs are helping to transform traditional government research. We connect our customers to advanced research and technology helping them to develop solutions to their toughest challenges. Accelerating the arc of transformation — from research to engineering to products — that’s what we focus on each day at Perspecta Labs.
Qualcomm Incorporated is a leader in developing and delivering innovative voice and mobile broadband communications products and services. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2008 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group offers innovative solutions in the following business fields: test and measurement, broadcast and media, secure communications, cybersecurity, radiomonitoring and radiolocation. It is among the world market leaders in its established business fields.
Founded more than 80 years ago, this independent company has an extensive sales and service network and is present in more than 70 countries.
Rohde & Schwarz stands for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications and is a global leader in test and measurement covering the full ecosystem from chipsets and devices to infrastructure and network performance
Whether it is high-frequency coaxial connectors, connectors for automotive electronics, precision measurement technology products, fiber optic connection solutions or cable assemblies – Rosenberger is a recognized global supplier of standard and customized connection solutions in the high-frequency and fiber optic technology fields. For many years, renowned high-tech companies in cellular technology and telecommunications, data systems, medical electronics, industrial measurement technology, aerospace and automotive electronics, and more recently electrical and hybrid vehicle technology, place their trust in the precision and quality of Rosenberger products. Thus, Rosenberger in 2005 with a 13.2 % market share was the global no. 1 in the market for RF connectors
Effective management and promotion of intellectual property rights has been, and will continue to be, a key factor to succeed in the technology sector. In this competitive environment, Sisvel’s success is built on a unique combination of internal resources, external partnerships, and the continued development of new patent licensing programs.
With subsidiaries in Italy (None Torinese, Milan, and Rome), Germany (Stuttgart), the UK (London), the US (Washington DC metro area), Japan (Tokyo), China (Hong Kong) and Luxembourg (Luxembourg City), the Sisvel Group has a global presence in critical markets.
SM OPTICS is company driving innovation in fiber based communication, counting on a proven management and R&D team with 20+ years of experience in the optical domain as well as delivering comprehensive professional services. SM OPTICS is part of SIAE MICROELETTRONICA GROUP a leader in wireless communication technology. Liaising over this heritage SM OPTICS addresses opportunities worldwide, with strong set of network services, integration and design capabilities.
The SPINNER Group has been setting standards with its RF technology products for more than 60 years. Our goal is to use our technical expertise and considerable experience to consistently find the best solutions for our customers.
SPINNER has accompanied the development of the communication market from the beginning with innovative products like passive components between base station and antenna or MNCS – Mobile Network Combining Systems. Our portfolio supports all major communication networks worldwide.
At Spirent Communications we work behind the scenes to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more often. The world’s leading communications companies rely on Spirent to help design, develop and deliver world-class network, devices and services. Spirent’s lab test solutions are used to evaluate performance of the latest technologies. As new communication services and applications are introduced in the market, Spirent provides tools for service management and field test to improve troubleshooting and quality. Spirent also enables enterprises, institutions and government agencies to secure and manage their networks.
From wireline to wireless to satellite, Spirent offers a complete portfolio of solutions to enhance customer Quality of Experience.
Telegärtner, founded in 1945, is a worldwide operating full-range supplier for professional solutions in connection and transmission technology and is one of the most renowned producers. The portfolio includes coaxial RF connectors, network solutions for structured building wiring as well as modularly structured programs in the industrial and fiber optic cable sector. The traditional company is already in the third generation of family management.
Via Licensing is a group of dedicated intellectual property specialists with experience in administering licensing programs on behalf of third-party companies and organizations.
Via Licensing Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) a company with more than 40 years experience in technology licensing.
ZTE is a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE's product range is the most complete in the telecommunication industry, covering virtually every sector of the wireline, wireless, terminal, and service markets. The company's commitment to innovation ensures that its products stay at the leading edge of modern communications technology. ZTE has set up 16 research and development institutes in China, USA, Sweden, India, Pakistan and France etc and ZTE now has about 50,000 employees and 8,000 of them are working in about 100 representative offices around the world. ZTE aims to be a global communications leader, which provides the clients worldwide with satisfying and customized products and services.