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Telecommunications advances like 5G, or fifth-generation wireless networks, will link countless devices and systems at lightning speed with ultra-reliability. These leaps bring innovations such as driverless cars, remote surgeries, and other breakthroughs closer to reality. 

Of course, 5G’s benefits are not without challenges. That’s why MITRE’s experts in systems engineering, wireless technology, spectrum science, national security, cybersecurity, and aviation are collaborating with stakeholders to implement 5G securely, broadly, and equitably. Joining forces with our government sponsors, industry, and academia gives us an all-angles view of 5G’s opportunities and vulnerabilities.

Together, we’re exploring ways to harness 5G for public good. We’re looking at new 5G-based applications and industries to grow the economy. Our Open Generation 5G Consortium is testing real-world use cases to solve challenges to 5G automation and extend its benefits to all sectors. And we’re discovering ways the technology can create opportunities for rural and under-resourced populations, from telehealth and virtual learning to remote jobs. 

We’re also studying the flipside: How 5G could be misused by bad actors and nation-states—and developing innovations and solutions on both fronts. Because how we implement 5G will shape the next generation of the telecommunications ecosystem, from 6G to NextG. 

If you like the idea of accelerating 5G to create public interest solutions, we invite you to join us. Visit MITRE’s careers resource center for opportunities. 

And read our latest stories below on how our R&D and broad collaboration around 5G/NextG advances U.S. global leadership in this strategic space.

(Video) As 5G deployment continues in 2022 and beyond, Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) has a great deal of potential to enable and accelerate new revenue opportunities. Many industry players will be looking beyond ORAN’s basic benefits towards leveraging its more advanced capabilities to engage in new industry verticals. How might it effect industrial automation? Will it unlock new spectrum while still accelerating the broad adoption of 5G? Can ORAN open up new markets and generate as yet unrealized revenue opportunities?

(Video) According to Charles Clancy, senior vice president, chief futurist, and general manager of MITRE Labs, it’s time to consider a critical infrastructure designation for social media.