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Our mission is to ADVANCE innovation in communications technologies, INFORM spectrum and communications policy for the benefit of all stakeholders, and INVESTIGATE our Nation’s most pressing telecommunications challenges through research that employees are proud to deliver. Learn more about ITS on our YouTube Channel or read about our research programs in the Technical Progress Report.

ITS is hosting a RIC Forum!

RIC Forum LogoIn collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense FutureG & 5G Office, ITS is hosting a RIC Forum March 27–28, 2024, where radio access network (RAN) Intelligent Controller (RIC) Application (App) vendors and universities can demonstrate viable RIC Apps and their use cases for the purposes of technical knowledge sharing. Presenters will showcase authentic RIC App demonstrations (not simulations) that measure and display the effects of their xApps or rApps on a 5G Open RAN network. Click here for more details ...

News

November 13, 2023

The goal of the two-year 5G Challenge was to accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems,...

September 1, 2023

Employment opportunities at ITS include internships for students at all levels of their scholastic careers. Like other employment opportunities, when openings exist, these are listed on ...

May 25, 2023

Until June 2, 2023, expert researchers from ITS are in Geneva, Switzerland, where they are collaborating with colleagues from all over the world to reach consensus about improvements to the International Telecommunication...

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This Month in ITS History

March 1901: National Bureau of Standards Established

A new era of scientific research began on March 3, 1901 with the establishment of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). NBS would be the government’s primary scientific agency until the National Science Foundation was established in 1950. Metrology, the science of measurement, was the first focus of NBS research ...

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