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Industry Listening Session: Vendor Diversity for 5G Security 02/25/2021

February 18, 2021

As laid out in the 5G Implementation Plan, NTIA will host a second industry listening session, which is scheduled from 10:00am-12:30pm EST on February 25, 2021. This Listening Session will be focused on concrete and actionable steps that the United States Government, in partnership with industry, can take with regard to vendor diversity and 5G. Initial respondents will provide a baseline for participants to engage in a moderated discussion of opportunities, challenges, needs, and concrete proposals that government and industry should pursue in partnership to promote vendor diversity and to advance secure 5G deployment.

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Agenda (subject to change)

10:00am-10:05am Welcoming Remarks

10:05am-10:50am ORAN, Open Source, and Virtualization: Opportunities and Challenges This session will examine the opportunities and challenges of various technologies and policies that can help to promote 5G networks that are “open by design” and enhance vendor diversity in the 5G ecosystem.

10:50am-11:35am Making Open and Interoperable Networks a Reality: R&D, Testing, and Other Domestic Efforts This session will explore the current and potential activities necessary to promote, develop, and deploy the technologies discussed earlier, including research and development, test beds, and other domestic policies or activities.

11:35am-12:20pm Promoting Open and Interoperable Networks in Concert with International Partners and Allies This session will discuss the ways in which the United States Government and private sector partners can promote and enhance vendor diversity and its related technologies and policies internationally.

12:20pm-12:30pm Closing Remarks