Open Generation 5G Consortium

Join Technology & Industry Futurists on A Mission to Drive Collaboration and 5G Innovation for Public Good.

MITRE Engenuity’s Open Generation Consortium
brings together diverse technical viewpoints from market leaders, innovative startups, industry associations, academics and government liaisons.


This collaborative effort aims to accelerate 5G use cases for Uncrewed
Aircraft Systems (UAS) programs, public safety, remote healthcare,
smart cities, and autonomous vehicles while unlocking massive economic value.

The Unachievable Becomes Achievable

The Open Generation Consortium is leading the development of a 100-mile UAS park that employs 5G testing over private and commercial networks.


Open Generation is focused on vetting and equipping private and commercial test ranges to further advance use-case focused UAS experimentation that leads to real world solutions. The 100-mile UAS park will include a commercial 5G network and a Consortium-managed fly over 5G hub for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) testing and other experimentation. In early-stage testing, we’ve already demonstrated the viability of piloting drones over 5G and collected meaningful data that will inform future use cases and guide the evolution of standards.

By establishing test ranges, use-case driven experimentation, and the collection of meaningful and trusted data, Open Generation is accelerating UAS standards and the commercial development of UAS-based solutions in the United States. Enabling critical testing to determine navigation, command and control, detect and avoid, payload capacity, and network management will also accelerate time to market and facilitate other 5G applications and use cases.

Members Leading Innovation

A pipeline for innovation through R&D

Holistic UAS Experimentation

Forging a pathway to commercialization by bringing together disparate R&D efforts and creating advanced testing environments.

Accelerated standardization

Leading the markets with well documented research and respected data from a trusted third-party rooted in ecosystem wide collaboration.

Flight path realization

Conducting experimentation that validates the safety, reliability, and security of 5G technology and commercial networks including the development of a 100-mile test path.

Commercial solutions

Advancing critical research in network slicing, spectrum sharing, interference management and device orchestration to validate Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operations.

Government Liaison Program

MITRE Engenuity’s Open Generation 5G Consortium provides members a unique opportunity to engage with Federal government leaders in roundtable discussions. Government liaisons are top-ranking officials with an interest in advancing 5G technology, edge computing, and solutions for the public good.


Become a Member and Drive Generational Impact

  • Advance network technologies that enable shared use, improve efficiency, provide fail safes, and eliminate interference
  • Accelerate the development and realization of commercial 5G solutions
  • Provide proof that unmanned and remotely manned devices can safely and dependably operate over commercial 5G networks
  • Develop trusted third-party data that proves the integrity and reliability of 5G for critical use cases

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