The Industrial Internet Consortium and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation Announce Liaison

By Chantal Polsonetti

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The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) will advance their shared interests through a new alliance.  Under the agreement, the IIC and 5G-ACIA will work together to align efforts to enable interoperability, prevent fragmentation, and in particular to maximize synergies of 5G for the Industrial Internet.

Areas of alignment and harmonization include use cases and scenarios, requirement modelling and specification, networking best practices and architecture patterns, technology co-existence and interworking, connectivity, and communications security.  Joint activities will happen between the organizations on a leadership level to ensure a complementary approach and identify synergies, as well as on concrete deliverables targeting the mentioned areas of mutual interest.

The IIC Liaison Working Group is the gateway for formal relationships with standards and open-source organizations, consortia, alliances, certification and testing bodies and government entities/agencies.  The agreement with the 5G-ACIA is one of several agreements made by the IIC’s Liaison Working Group.

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