Open Generation Membership

Multiple membership categories allow for diverse collaboration among industry leaders, startups, researchers, and government.

Ways to Participate

The revolutionary advances of 5G technology can only be realized with collaboration among industry innovators and visionaries. Open Generation provides an unparalleled opportunity for these leading organizations to deliver the future faster through accelerated R&D.

We’re driving 5G innovation in the public interest by bringing together unique expertise to solve complex challenges. Our members and affiliates are inspiring generational impact through real-world use cases. Learn more about how participation benefits your organization: 

Core Members

These industry leaders are driven to solve the complex use cases of 5G through collaboration. They are enterprise companies with business and technical focus on advanced network technologies, edge computing, cloud environments, IoT. Privileges of Core Members include:

  • Top billing on the Open Generation webpage and in member directories.
  • First opportunities for publicity through our thought leadership initiatives and events.
  • Freedom to create, nominate, and/or lead working groups.
  • Ability to create, nominate, and sponsor challenges and independent projects.
  • Opportunity to fill annually elected seats on Management Committee.
  • Full voting rights, including for working groups and challenge ideas.

Case Members

These pioneering companies drive the need for end-to-end solutions that use advanced network technologies to grow and evolve their operations and the market. Case members are organizations with core business alignment to Open Generation use case areas. Privileges of Case Members apply to their specific use case focus area and include:

  • Freedom to create, nominate, and/or lead working groups.
  • Ability to create, nominate, and sponsor challenges and independent projects.
  • Opportunity to fill annually elected seat(s) on Management Committee.
  • Full voting rights in use case area, including for working groups and challenge ideas.

Associate Members

Innovative start-ups, academic institutions, and industry associations that are focused on evolving 5G technologies and standards within our use case areas. Associate Members bring diversity and nimble innovation to Open Generation. Privileges of Associate Members include:

  • Freedom to participate in working groups and inform R&D work.
  • Participation in challenges and independent projects with sponsoring members.
  • Opportunity to fill annually elected seats on Management Committee.

Affiliates

State and local government organizations and key associations that actively contribute to working groups, projects, and challenges within Open Generation use case areas. Affiliates enable market acceleration in the public interest. Affiliates are not members, but privileges include:

  • Participation in challenges and independent projects with sponsoring members.
  • Access to all Open Generation Government Liaison meetings

Benefits for all members

All member classifications (Core, Case and Associate) also receive the following benefits:

  • Listing on the Open Generation webpage and in member directories.
  • Opportunities for publicity through our thought leadership initiatives and events.
  • Shared ownership of working group intellectual property.****
  • Right to create derivative works from copyrighted material.****
  • Access to test range discounts.

****Subject to Membership Agreement T&C

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